Friday, April 19, 2013
Q-Questioning (LGBTQ) and Characters From YA Books
Teen years are full of hormonal, emotional, and physical changes. It is a time many teens question their sexuality. Sexual orientation is the emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction that a person feels toward another person.
LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning.
Transgender is not really a sexual orientation — it's a gender identity. Transgender is ofter grouped with LGB.
Here are some characters from YA books that are questioning gender and sexuality or dealing with coming out...
Jordy from Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde is homeless, gay and abused. He finds a kindred spirit in childlike Chole.
Dade from The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd is a gay teenager who grapples with coming out, his parents impending divorce, and his nascent sexual relationships.
Don't Forget about the power of three!!!
Head over to Moxie Writers for more on the YA cause/tough issue and organizations that help.
Head over to Susan Oloier's site for a song and lyrics that pertain to today's issue.