PFLAG of Bergen County, New Jersey

Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBTQ People To Move Equality Forward

OUR NEXT MEETING IS AUGUST 16. Click here for meeting details
WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN SEPTEMBER DUE TO ROSH HASHANAH.

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BOOKSTORES & READING LIST:


Many books have been written about homosexuality. The following are a few that we think are especially good.

TITLE AUTHOR CATEGORY
My Son Eric: A Mother Struggles to Accept Her Gay Son and Discovers Herself  Mary V. Borhek gay
The Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out  Robb Forman Dew gay
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son Leroy Aarons gay
Different Daughters 3 Ed: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians Louise Rafkin lesbian
Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents Mary Borhek LGBT
Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers Michelangelo Signorile LGBT
When I Knew  Robert Trachtenberg LGBT
A Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Straight  Bob Powers LGBT
Something to Tell You Gilbert Herdt  LGBT
Judaism and Homosexuality: An Authentic Orthodox View Rabbi Chaim Rapoport religion
What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality Daniel A. Helminiak religion
Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with the Religious Right  Todd Tuttle religion
Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America Mel White religion
Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together  Robert A. Bernstein support
Anything but Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth  Wayne Besen support
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences Carolyn W. Griffin support
Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey Betty DeGeneres support
Mom, Dad, I’m Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out  Ritch C. Savin-Williams support
Coming Out as Parents: You and Your Homosexual Child  David K. Switzer  support
This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life  Dannielle Owens-Reid support
Is It a Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People, Third Edition Eric Marcus support
Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter Kevin Jennings support
Out of the Closet Into Our Hearts: Celebrating Our Gay/Lesbian Family Members  Laura Siegel  support
Now That You Know: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children  Betty Fairchild  support
Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child Michael C. LaSala  support
Side by Side: On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) Andrew R. Gottlieb support
My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News Bryce McDougall support
Finding Out: The ABCs of Same-Sex Relations Homer Spencer support
How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community John Dececco Phd support

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