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Summary

The 21st century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years, the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, The ABC's of LGBT+ has the answers.

We are living in a postbinary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, resources, and more, The ABC's of LGBT+ is proof that it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Ashley Mardell (P)2017 Tantor

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"By showcasing personal narratives and providing explanations that are fun, engaging, and accessible for every kind of reader, The ABC's of LGBT+ provides a way for all of us to think about our unique experience and gives us just the help we need to communicate it to others." (Carlos Bermudez, manager of online programming and community development at Gender Spectrum)

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A good starting point

I have been wanting to read this book since the beginning of 2016 it’s very factual but also cute and funny.

I was interested to see what it entailed although I think the intended audience is younger than myself and has several explanations that aren’t too complicated to understand if you don’t have any previous knowledge of the LGBT community it’s good for people starting to figure out their gender identity and sexuality but not so good for people who find themselves in the space between kind of knowing who they are but still in a grey area

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  • 22-07-21

Educational and Informative

I'm not sure where to start. This book holds a wealth of information. s
So much so that it's a lot to fully comprehend and grasps with the first listen. My head is spinning after hearing the descriptions of all 80 different identities. I'm not sure that I will be able tonidentify all of them with the correct attachments and abbreviations that is in this book. I'm very pleased with everything I've listened too other than just needing the time to fully comprehend everything.

Let me say that I found this book and the reader breathtaking in every facet it presents to everyone on the planet for such an educational and informative introduction to the LGBTQ + community. Once my head stopped spinning I realized that every human being has been through a fraction of this book in some way or another. Now they may never admit it to others but deep down they know they have asked these questions or experienced some of these illustrations. I picked this book among so many out there to get a better understanding of the community because I live someone very dearly and no matter what they may experience I support them and their journey. I care enough for this person that I'm willing to go to the ends of the earth to learn whatever is necessary to be their #1 cheerleader wherever life may take them. I've shared my personal struggles with this someone but in confidence I know my identity and I have for years. Now it's my turn to assist my loved one in their journey to their identity. I believe this is a MUST READ for EVERYONE on the PLANET!!!!! I wholeheartedly support this book and it's contents. It's great to know the resources are out there to inform a straight white woman the details of the LGBTQ + community and understand better the struggles are real and that because I identify with being a woman due to my genetic makeup but often describe myself as being more masculine than my husband is good to know that others feel the same way and now everyone has a voice and a term to identify with their experiences. Now I'm nowhere near any of these descriptions in the book but I'm confident in being an LGBTQ + ALLY if nothing else. Thanks for a marvelous job in everyone's hard work producing this resource.

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  • Sarah
  • 20-07-20

Excellent Resource

A very helpful resource or understanding myself and others!! The reading was also at an understandable and engaging pace.

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  • Asher Eggleston
  • 01-06-20

Very Interesting and Educational Book

I found it useful and informative; I didn't know you could identify as Bi-Sexual unless you were only attracted to The Binary Genders Ciswoman, Cisman, Transwoman and Transman, now I know I who am Polysexual could identify as Bisexual because I am attracted to multiple genders and until recently I didn't know you could be Bi-Gender unless you identified as Both Binary Genders now I know you can be Bi-Gender if you identify as any two genders on the gender spectrum if I had read your book sooner I would have known that a lot earlier, now I know I can identify as Bi-Gender if I want because I am Female to Male Transgender with a Feminine Gender Expression and Gender-Fluid! Looking forward to part 2 about asexual and aromantic identities!

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  • Cheyanne
  • 25-12-18

The gay bible

This book is so awsome!!! It is the best to read it you want to learn more about LGBT stuff.