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  
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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BookShe Loves You, She Loves You Not…Lesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she…

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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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BookShineGay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in…

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BookSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaComing Out, Gay, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls…

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BookSome Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender TeenTrans Experiences, TransgenderSecondary

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student…

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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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BookSymptoms of Being HumanBullying, Gender Identity, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers.…

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BookTell Me Again How A Crush Should FeelLesbian, LGBTQ Fiction, LGBTQ NewcomersSecondary

Leila has made it most of the way through high school without having a crush on anyone, which comes as…

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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 Art of Being Normal: A NovelLGBTQ Fiction, TransgenderSecondary

David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only…

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BookThe Difference Between You and MeLesbian, LGBTQ FictionSecondary

“Sweet, tender, and true!” – Laurie Halse Anderson Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears…

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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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