Them 'Gay' Books
By Say it Rah-shay on November 09, 2011
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I recently attended a conference and heard three wonderful women speak and share information about books for the LGBTQ patron. LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning.
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As a library chick I am pretty open to any book on the shelf - read what you want as long as you are reading*. However, if The Bee were to come home with a copy of Heather Has Two Mommies after I fussed at her for getting a picture book, I wouldn't necessarily be upset that she was reading it but I WOULD want to have a conversation with her about different families.
It's not that I don't want MY child to read about the LGBTQ world, I just think that there are appropriate times and ways for her to be exposed to alternative lifestyles. Same sex couples hanging out. Cool. Same sex couples making out...not my thing. (You will note that I think male/female couples making out need to get a room as well).