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Author Karatas, Sudi, author.

Title Rainbow relatives : real-world stories and advice on how to talk to kids about LGBTQ+ families and friends / Sudi "Rick" Karatas.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 306.76 KAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf.
Description xii, 216 pages ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-214).
Contents A monster wasn't in your closet (but your uncle was) -- Daddy left Mommy for Tommy (when a parent comes out as gay) -- Two moms, two dads, today's families -- Transgender: "Kids, your Dad, well, she has something to tell you" -- Kids say the darndest things -- School (jeers to peers who bully queers) -- Religion: pray the gay bashers away -- Thoughts from therapists and psychologists -- Celebrity thoughts from open LGBTQ stars -- Support group/Resources for LGBTQ families -- Recommended reading and viewing -- We've come a long way: the last mile is always the longest.
Summary "Whether you have your own questions because you're preparing to come out to your kids, or you aren't sure how to explain to your kids why their uncle has a boyfriend or why their friend has two mommies, this book can help. With an entertaining and educational approach to educating yourself and your peers about the issues and topics surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, Rainbow Relatives will provide answers to your kids' questions and help you raise them to be open-minded and accepting adults. First and foremost, this book will help you approach the conversations you need to have and predict what you can expect from them. Author Sudi Karatas tells a variety of stories, such as that of a Mormon woman's transition from fighting against gay rights to becoming a crusader for them. Also included are the voices of filmmakers, actors, musicians, mental health professionals, and more. Through Rainbow Relatives, Karatas helps parents support, advocate for, and educate their children, relatives, and family friends"--Back cover."
Subject Sexual minorities.
Sexual minorities -- Family relationships.
Sexual minority parents -- Family relationships.
Children of sexual minority parents -- Family relationships.
Sexual minorities -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 1510731733 (pbk.)
9781510731738 (pbk.)

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