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 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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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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DVDApples and OrangesBullying, HomophobiaJunior Elementary, Senior Elementary

It’s Not Cool to be Cruel is the theme song in Apples and Oranges, a new film that addresses name-calling,…

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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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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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DVDIf These Walls Could Talk 2Homophobia, Human Rights, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary, Senior Elementary

Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

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DVDIn My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents.LGBTQ FamiliesSecondary, Senior Elementary

A youth-produced film profiling five youth with LGBT parents. Directed by Jen Gilomen and created by the COLAGE Youth Leadership…

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DVDIn Other WordsBullying, LanguageSecondary, Senior Elementary

This video explores the origins of homophobic language, name-calling and words, how young people feel about them, and how to…

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DVDJust Call Me KadeGender Identity, Parents of Trans Youth, Trans Experiences, Trans Youth, TransgenderSecondary, Senior Elementary

Kade Farlow Collins is a sixteen year old FTM (female to male transgendered person) residing in Tucson, Arizona. Kade’s parents…

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DVDLet’s Get RealAnti-Homophobia, Bullying, Human Rights, LGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary, Senior Elementary

Name-calling and bullying are at epidemic proportions among youth across the country, and are often the root causes of violence…

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BookQueering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and SchoolingElementary Schools, LGBTQ Issues in EducationPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary, Senior Elementary

Queering Elementary Education is not about teaching kids to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight. ItOs not part of a…

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DVDSchool’s Out!Homophobia, LGBTQ YouthSecondary, Junior Elementary, Senior Elementary

Washroom graffiti, protest buttons and music by popular alternative band The Breeders punctuate often funny, always intelligent and honest observations…

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DVDSticks and StonesAnti-Homophobia, Bullying, Language, Name CallingPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary, Senior Elementary

Young children ages 5 to 12 describe how they feel when they hear put-downs of themselves or their families in…

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DVDStraightlacedGender Identity, Human Rights, Trans YouthSecondary, Senior Elementary

From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they…

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DVDThat’s a Family!Homophobia, LGBTQ FamiliesPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary, Senior Elementary

With courage and humor, the children in That’s a Family! take viewers on a tour through their lives as they…

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