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  
BookAll Kinds of Families!Diversity, LGBTQ Picture BooksPrimary Elementary

With irresistible, rollicking rhyme, beloved picture book author Mary Ann Hoberman shows readers that families, large and small, are all…

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BookAnd Tango Makes ThreeLGBTQ Families, LGBTQ Picture BooksPrimary Elementary

Roy and Silo were “a little bit different” from the other male penguins: instead of noticing females, they noticed each…

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BookAntonio’s CardLGBTQ Families, LGBTQ Picture BooksPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary

Antonio loves words, because words have the power to express feelings like love, pride, or hurt. Mother’s Day is coming…

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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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BookBe Who You AreGender Identity, LGBTQ Picture Books, Trans YouthPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary

This is a delightful little book about Nick; a young child assigned a male gender at birth who sees himself…

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BookBeyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in SchoolsLGBTQ Issues in EducationAll Grades

Beyond Diversity Day is a handbook for teachers, counselors, administrators, policy makers, parents, and students who want to understand and affirm…

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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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BookGay, Lesbian, And Transgender Issues In Education: Programs, Policies, And PracticesBisexual, Elementary Schools, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTQ Issues in Education, Safe Spaces, Secondary Schools, Teachers, TransgenderAll Grades

Understand the challenges from the voices involved—today’s LGBT youth AND the leading educators and scholars in the field! Gay, Lesbian,…

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DVDGender Matters: Expression and Identities Beyond the BinaryGender Identity, Trans Experiences, Trans YouthSecondary

Six short films about transgender & gender non-conforming young adults.

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