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  
BookBecoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American FamilyLGBTQ Experiences, TransgenderSecondary

The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to…

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BookBeing EmilyLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

They say that whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily, because she…

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BookBeing Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) TeenLGBTQ Experiences, Trans Experiences, TransgenderSecondary

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the…

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BookBeyond CluelessGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Marty Sullivan’s life ends, basically, when her parents enroll her in a private high school. A private, Catholic, girls-only high school. Meanwhile,…

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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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BookBeyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak OutTrans Experiences, TransgenderSecondary

A  2015 Stonewall Honor Book A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and…

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BookBoyfriends with GirlfriendsBisexual, Gay, Lesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Four teens explore the fluidity of love, sexuality, and identity in this acclaimed novel from Alex Sanchez, now in paperback.…

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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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BookDouble ExposureGender Identity, Intersex, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was raised as a boy, but she knows something others don’t: she’s a girl. Born intersex, Alyx…

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BookDraw the LineGay, Homophobia, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to…

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