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Must read books that I wish I’d had when I was a gay teenager. Including Young Adult stories and non-fiction graphic novels. Subscribe for more queer stuff: https://goo.gl/bdtZLo

The books are:
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker & Julia Scheele
The ABC’s of LGBT+ by Ashley Mardell

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  1. I feel I share a lot with you in the when I was a teenager none of the stuff that's out there now was out and how different it would all be. The first book I read was Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters and at 16 it probably wasn't the best way to start my queer reading. But despite not being the target audience I will probably cheek some of these out!

  2. Why are you obsessed about your sexuality? No one really cares, people get annoyed at the LGBT movement because they are obsessed about it and act like they are victims by the "system."

  3. how could you even compare The Song of Achilles to 50 shades of Grey? the SOA barely had any sex in it and the two main characters never even had sex!

  4. Hello, I've only just completely accept myself for my sexuality after reading Totally Joe, by James Howe. The book is truly amazing, and made me realize I wasn't alone in this world!

  5. and here's another special book;
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1542425999

  6. I'm a gay trainee English teacher, these kind of videos are super helpful for getting ideas of the kind of stuff I can have just kicking around on class bookshelves so it's not super in your face but it's there for kids who are looking for it. Any recommendations for ya books that are lgbt+ friendly but not racy enough to get me fired would be appreciated

  7. fuck mysterious skin killed me. i watched it when i was 13/14-ish because i did the same, i looked for anything gay, but uh, it wasn't exactly what i was expecting lol. but in that way i'm glad because it still impacts me today.

  8. I recommend "The Ghost of Buxton Manor" by Jonathan L. Ferrara. It's a gay romance with some ghost/paranormal aspects and it's loosely based on Rupert Buxton and Michael Davies (the inspiration behind Peter Pan). You should really check it out!

  9. I find the cover to "Just Juliet" a bit intimidating. If I were a younger closeted me again I would never have even looked at that at the store.

  10. I'm only 5 months younger than you and I read "Entries from a Red Hot Notebook" by Todd Brown from 1995 when I was in the midst of coming out as a teen. It's about this boy coming out in this small town/ village environment and it comes with all sorts of aspects of how people react, how he himself feels and so on. It's really good!

  11. Two LGBT books I would really recommend would be Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and Openly Strait by an author that I can't remember for the life of me.

    Binge by Tyler Oakley is also a great book with some LGBT content.

    I am in the process of reading This Book Is Gay by James Dawson and it has proven so far to be a very funny, informative, and all around great LGBT read.

  12. Jazza, i have a problem. i have literally read every single lgbt book ever and i am in dying need of MORE QUEERNESS. Could you do something like this but about tv shows or movies? Cause I only know shows where the main character is a cis white American gay dude and it's all super cliche and annoying. Maybe you have some recommendations?

  13. I would also highly recommend Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. It's a very good book in general: deals with coming-of-age, friendship, parents/family, being a minority, and also being gay. The characters are all quite deep and relatable even to someone like me who is straight and white. It was a very fast read, and quite appropriate for teens, but I definitely would say it does not fall into the "bubblegum" category.

  14. what i used was a book called "Whats wrong with homosexuality?" by John Corvino
    this book is amazinggg and i think we all people from the LGBTQ and others who oppose and argue with our rights should read it as well, its such an amazing boo it did help me to come on terms with all of these inner doubt i had in myself.

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