PFLAG Lubbock


The following is a list of helpful books grouped into categories.  These books have been read by our members and have been found helpful.  It is not a complete list but hopefully will be helpful to you.


Coming Out As Parents You and Your Homosexual Child by David K. Switzer [amazon]

Coming Out to Parents A Two-Way Survival Guide For Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents by Mary V. Borhek [amazon]

Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together by Robert A. Bernstein [amazon]

Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories by Patrick Merla [amazon]

The Way Out: The Gay Man’s Guide to Freedom No Matter if You’re in Denial, Closeted, Half In, Half Out, Just Out or Been Around the Block by Christopher Lee Nutter [amazon]


Queer Theory: An Introduction by Annamarie Jagose [amazon]

And Then I Became Gay . . . by Ritch C. Savin-Williams [amazon]

The Lives of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Children to Adults by Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Kenneth M. Cohen [amazon]

50 Ways to Support Gay and Lesbian Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors, or Yourself by Meredith Tannen and Angela Watrous [amazon]

Is It A Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People by Eric Marcus [amazon]


GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel [amazon]

Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth In Mainstream Society by Linda Goldman [amazon]

The New Gay Teenager by Ritch C. Savin-Williams [amazon]

You’re Different and That’s Super by Carson Kressley [amazon]


Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context by John Dececco and Vern L Bullough [amazon]

Gay New Yorker: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940 by George Chauncey [amazon]

Homophobia: A History by Byrne Fone [amazon]

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman [amazon]

Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked The Gay Revolution by David Carter [amazon]

The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government by David K. Johnson [amazon]

To Believe In Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America – A History by Lillian Faderman [amazon]

Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today’s Debate Over Gay Equality by George Chauncey [amazon]


What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality. Daniel A. Helminiak. [amazon]

Jesus, The Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church. Jack Rogers. [amazon]

Homosexuality and Christian Faith Questions of Conscience for the Churches. Walter Wink. [amazon]

Going To Heaven: The Life and Election of Bishop Gene Robinson. Elizabeth Adams. [amazon]

The Eye of The Storm: Swept to the Center By God. Gene Robinson. [amazon]

A Place At The Table The Gay Individual In American Society. Bruce Bawer. [amazon]

Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right. Mel White. [amazon]

Trans-Gendered: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith. Justin Tanis. [amazon]


Healing the Shame That Binds You. John Bradshaw. [amazon]

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem. Nathaniel Branden. [amazon]


Local Lubbock Area Resources for Transgender Individuals [pdf]

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us. Kate Bornstein [amazon]

My Gender Workbook: How to Become A Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or something Else Entirely. Kate Bornstein [amazon]

Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up With Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents. Noelle Howey, Ellen Samuels, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Dan Savage [amazon]

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. Jennifer Finney Boylan. [amazon]

She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband. Helen Boyd. [amazon]

Trans Forming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones. Mary Boenke. [amazon]

Transgender Nation. Gordene Olga MacKenzie [amazon]

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals. Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley [amazon]

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Julia Serano [amazon]

Wrapped in Blue: A Journey of Discovery. Donna Rose [amazon]

Transgender History

Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arch to Dennis Rodman. Leslie Feinberg [amazon]


Mom, I Need To Be A Girl. Just Evelyn. [download]


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