Happy National Coming Out Day! #CountMeOut!
Just in time for National Coming Out Day comes the re-edited and paperback version of Youth In Crisis: What Everyone Should Know About Growing Up Gay (Formerly titled Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing The Personal, Social, And Religious Pain And Trauma Of Growing Up Gay In America)
Youth In Crisis which came out in 2008 was the “It Gets Better” before the “It Gets Better” project. The book tells the stories of 40 LGBT people, from public personas like Nate Berkus, Richard Chamberlin, Tammy Baldwin, Martina Navratilova, Bishop Gene Robinson and Barney Frank to leaders in the community and youth.
"The book was ahead of its time” said publisher Don Weise of Magnuson Books. “I truly feel if more people had read it, some of the terrible things that have happened since it came out in hardcover might not have happened. That’s why we’re putting it out in paperback now—it’s needed more than ever. After going through a 20,000-copy hardcover first printing, we’re publishing the paperback to make it more accessible to more people.”
Again, Happy National Coming Out Day, and if you are struggling with the process of coming out or being openly gay, I encourage you to read this book.
Youth in Crisis can be found anywhere books are sold or go here and you can request that your local library order the book.
For more information about the political, social and religious work Faith in America does on behalf of the LGBT community, go here.
(via my article at Instinct Magazine)