Let’s Get This Straight
The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents
Published: October 2010
About the Book
Let’s Get This Straight reaches out to young people with one or more gay, lesbian, bi, or trans parents to provide them with the tools to combat homophobia, take pride in their alternative family structures, and speak out against injustice. This short but thorough book profiles forty-five diverse youth and young adults, all of whom voice their opinions and provide advice for other youth living in LGBTQ households. Let’s Get This Straight also includes probing questions, fun activities, engaging quizzes, and reflective journal sections for youth to share their feelings and experiences about having a gay parent.identify and overcome barriers to having a gay parentaddress discrimination and heterosexismbuild a strong self-esteem and sense of belongingcommunicate effectively with their parents and individuals outside of the LGBTQ communityaccess resources and support for their familiesrespond effectively when challenged about being in a sexual minority familyreduce the isolation, fear, shame, and confusion that can be associated with having gay parents
By reading this book, readers will learn how to:
Regardless of the new cry for multiculturalism and tolerance, a large percentage of American society still participates in the isolation and rejection of gays and their families. As the media brings ever-increasing exposure to gay-headed households, this book is more important than ever. Let’s Get This Straight is the perfect blend of wit, sharing of experiences, and “expert” advice that children with LGBTQ parents need to become more self-aware and affirming, and to maintain healthy relationships with their parents.