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Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth

by Jo Langford Rowman and Littlefield
Pub Date:
03/2021
ISBN:
9781538144152
Format:
Pbk 382 pages
Price:
AU$45.99 NZ$48.69
Product Status: Not Yet Published - See Pub Date for expected date
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Jo Langford offers a complete guide to sexual and social development, safety, and health for LGBTQ youth and those who love and support them. Written from a practical perspective, the author explores the realities of teen sexuality, particularly that of trans teens, and provides guidance and understanding for parents and kids alike.

PART ONE: “BORN THIS WAYa
Chapter 1. Biology
Chapter 2. Puberty
Chapter 3. If You Were Born With Female Reproductive Parts
Chapter 4: If You Were Born With Male Reproductive Parts
Chapter 5: Body Image

PART TWO: “TRUE COLORSa
Chapter 6. Identity and the Spectrum
Chapter 7. Expression and the Spectrum

PART THREE: “I'M COMING OUTa
Chapter 8. Coming Out
Chapter 9. Coming Out Bi
Chapter 10. Coming Out Ace
Chapter 11. Coming Out Trans
Chapter 12. Transition
Chapter 13. Passing

PART FOUR: “LETS HAVE A KIKIa
Chapter 14. Dating
Chapter 15. Relationships
Chapter 16. Intimate Violence

PART FIVE: “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOWa
Chapter 17. The Sex Part
Chapter 18. Abstinence and Indulgence
Chapter 19. Casual Sex

PART SIX: “CLOSER TO FINE'
Chapter 21. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Chapter 22. HIV/AIDS 101
Chapter 23. Safer Sex
Chapter 24. Sexual Health

PART SEVEN: “DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAYa
Chapter 25. Sexual Harm
Chapter 26. Harassment, Abuse & Assault
Chapter 27. Personal Safety.

PART EIGHT: “I WILL SURVIVEa
Chapter 28. SexualIZED Harm
Chapter 29. Coping with Minority Stress
Chapter 30. The Religion Thing
Chapter 31. If Your Family Is UnsupportiveGǪ

PART NINE: “(SUPERMODEL) YOU BETTER WORK
Chapter 32: Online Safety
Chapter 33: Porn
Chapter 34. Digital Citizenship

PART TEN: “WE ARE FAMILYa [FOR PARENTS]
Chapter 35. LGBTQ 101 for Parents
Chapter 36. Is My Kid Gay?
Chapter 37. Is My Child Trans?
Chapter 38. My Kid Came Out, Now What?
Chapter 39. The Family That Transitions TogetherGǪ
Chapter 40. Parenting Your Queer Kid

Just a few pages in and I was already wishing I had this growing up. Jo takes a really warm approach to some of the more complicated aspects of either being queer or raising someone who is. Regardless of your child's identity, this is simply something every parent should read.
Jo Langford, MA, is a dad, Master's-level therapist, and sex educator for tweens, teens, and parents, in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of the Spare Me, 'The Talk'!, series – guides to sex, relationships and growing up for modern teens and their parents. More about his work to promote healthy, positive, and safe sexual and social behavior can be found at his website, Beheroes.net.