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  
BookOliver Button Is a SissyGender Identity, Homophobia, LGBTQ Picture BooksPrimary Elementary

Even though Oliver doesn’t win first prize at a talent show, his parents and classmates cease their jeering of his…

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BookOne Teacher in 10, Second EditionLGBTQ TeachersAll Grades

From the director of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) comes a new collection of accounts by openly gay…

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DVDOut in the SilenceBullying, Gay, LGBTQ YouthSecondary

Out In the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson s…

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BookQueer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for TeensComing Out, LGBTQ Experiences, LGBTQ Youth, QuestioningSecondary

Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay,…

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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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BookSexual Orientation and School Policy: A Practical Guide for Teachers, Administrators, and Community ActivistsLGBTQ Issues in Education, LGBTQ Policy, Safe SpacesAll Grades

This book helps the reader to understand and mediate the debates that arise when gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, and…

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DVDShe’s a Boy I KnewGender Identity, Trans Experiences, Transexual, TransgenderSecondary

Using interviews, animation, old family footage, and voice mail, Vancouver filmmaker Gwen Haworth documents her male-to-female gender transition partially through…

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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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DVDThe Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the DesertComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ OutLoud, TransgenderSecondary

Two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of the desert.

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BookThe Different DragonDiversity, LGBTQ Fiction, LGBTQ Picture BooksPrimary Elementary, Junior Elementary

This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help…

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DVDThe Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in LoveLGBTQ ExperiencesSecondary

An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all…

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DVDThe Matthew Shepard StoryHomophobia, LGBTQ Experiences, Parents of LGBTQ YouthSecondary

Killed in a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. In this critically-acclaimed,…

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