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Readers from over 100 countries around the world. And so far,
129 books with Gay Teen Characters/Themes
69 books with Lesbian Teen Characters/Themes
8 books with Bisexual Teen Characters/Themes
6 books with Transgender Teen Characters/Themes
18 books with Questioning Teen Characters/Themes
13 books with Queer (Gender Non-Conforming) Teen Characters/Themes
23 books with an Ensemble that includes GLBTQ Teen Characters
35 books with a GLBTQ Parent/Caretaker
9 books on Friends and Family of GLBTQ Characters
10 books with Homophobia as a Theme
16 GLBTQ YA Graphic Novels and Comics
1 Easy Reader/Chapter Book with GLBTQ (and Gender Non-Conforming) Content
15 Picture books I Wish Had Been Read To Me When I Was A Little Kid
2 Books with Surprise Gay (GLBTQ) Content
A GLBTQ Middle Grade Bookshelf
The Gay (GLBTQ) Fantasy Bookshelf
And, thanks to our fabulous first Summer Intern Hannah, 14 books in the GLBTQ Teen Short Story Bookshelf!
And more than those numbers, this blog is about Books revealed. Information shared. Lives touched.
"i'm seventeen, and i'm about to come out to my parents... i'm scared as hell, but i'm just so tired of hiding and lying. I always knew I would do it eventually, but when i read posts like yours, it gives me more courage and strength. Coming Out Day is in a few weeks:)
thank you :D"
"Love your "I'm here. I'm Queer." blog. It's help me find books I can relate to and those books have helped me through some really rough times."
"I think what you're doing is really great. I love reading lgbqt books because they're so much more interesting and realistic than the run-of-the-mill cliche love story. I have big issue with stereotypes and ignorant generalizations, and through reading these books one finds how unique all of our stories are. It's awesome that you've created a place where people can go to find these books."
This blog is part of a vibrant community engaged on culture, politics, and literature.
And my heart is so full of joy.
Thank you to all of you - my online community.
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