Queer, 2nd Edition

The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Teen life is hard enough, but for teens who are LGBTQ, it can be even harder. When do you decide to come out? Will your friends accept you? And how do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBTQ teens come out to friends and family, navigate their social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and challenge bigotry and homophobia. Personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history provide relatable context. This completely revised and updated edition is a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer or knows someone who is.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diversity, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Publication Date 2019-10-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN029000, YAN051040, YAN032000
Dewey 306.76/6
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 1030
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, and Sidebars


School Library Journal

“This updated title gives teens the information needed to navigate their world, but, more important, it also helps them understand and accept themselves.”—School Library Journal


“A must-read for curious queer teens, the book is also of potential interest to adults interested in the subjects addressed.”—Booklist

Diane Anderson-Minshall

“A delightful collection of trustworthy and accurate information that tweens and teens need today, all told in a sort of quirky, sometimes goofy, and always approachable tone. . . a fun, easy to read, and occasionally hilarious guide that should be available on a shelf in every high school library.”
—Diane Anderson-Minshall, Editorial Director, The Advocate magazine

Honey Mahogany

“Not every queer kid has easy access to a family member, teacher, counselor, or friend who can help them through the coming-out process. Even when they do, NEWSFLASH, most of us don’t have all the answers! Queer is a great way for a teen, or someone who is trying to mentor or understand a queer teen, to gain some knowledge from a thoughtful, cute perspective.”—Honey Mahogany, Activist, RuPaul’s Drag Race Alumni, Cofounder of the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District

Terry Beswick

“Reading this new edition today I learned more than a few things about our fabulously diverse queer culture, and especially the younger generation, that everyone should know.”—Terry Beswick, Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society Archives and Museum

Author: Marke Bieschke

Marke Bieschke has worked as an editor at Gay.com, PlanetOut.com, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Author: Kathy Belge

Kathy Belge has been a freelance writer since 2003 specializing in the LGBT community. She co-authored the book Lipstick and Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships and wrote the monthly advice column Lipstick & Dipstick for Curve magazine for 11 years. She's worked extensively with queer youth and was the director of the Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center, Oregon's largest program for LGBT teens. Kathy lives in Portland, Oregon.