Media Resources

This is a list of books and DVDs that we have found to be helpful resources. You can sort the list by clicking on the various categories or grade levels. Click on the Read More button for more details. If you think we are missing a resource, please contact swilliams@kwcounselling.com and we will look into adding it.

Type Title Categories Grade Level Description  
BookA Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and StraightAllies, Coming OutSecondary

A Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation helps individuals and families to bridge the divide between gay and straight,…

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DVDA Jihad for LoveLGBTQ MulticulturalSecondary

A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds.

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BookA Love Story Starring My Dead Best FriendLGBTQ FictionSecondary

For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car…

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DVDA Marine StoryHomophobia, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy’s ass in a bar fight, but there’s one opponent she…

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BookA Really Nice Prom MessLGBTQ Experiences, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Cameron doesn’t want to go to prom. Not with his boyfriend, Shane, and definitely not with his fake date, Virginia.…

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BookA Vigil for Joe Rose: Stories of Being Out in High SchoolComing Out, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary, Senior Elementary

What is it like to be “out” in high school today? Is homophobia still rampant, or have things changed? How…

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BookAbsolutely Positively NotComing Out, Gay, QuestioningSecondary

16 year old Steven tries to cover the fact that he is gay. He buys Playboy, hangs photos of women…

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BookAdamComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Adam is a delightful sixteen-year-old who does well in school and spends his spare time practising the cello. Or that’s…

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DVDAnyone and EveryoneParents of LGBTQ YouthSecondary, Senior Elementary

Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, parents discuss their experiences. Depicts families from such diverse backgrounds…

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DVDBoys Don’t CryTrans Experiences, Trans Youth, Transgender, TransphobiaSecondary

The story of the life of Brandon Teena, a transgendered teen who preferred life in a male identity until it…

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DVDBreakfast with ScotHomophobia, LGBTQ Families, LGBTQ YouthSecondary, Senior Elementary

Officially sanctioned by the NHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs, “Breakfast with Scot” represents the first time a professional sports…

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DVDBrokeback MountainComing Out, Gay, Homophobia, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee comes an epic American love story, Brokeback Mountain, the winner of the Golden Lion…

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DVDBut I’m A CheerleaderHomophobia, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.…

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DVDCure for LoveLGBTQ Experiences, LGBTQ ReligionSecondary

Cure for Love is a full-length documentary about a controversial evangelical movement that purports to convert gay people into heterosexuals.…

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DVDDaddy and PapaGay, LGBTQ Families, LGBTQ ParentsSecondary, Senior Elementary

Looks at some of the complex issues surrounding gay fatherhood — the effect of sexual orientation on children, the dilemma…

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