Our "Lending Library" &
Recommended Reading and Watching Lists
Our “lending library” of books, videotapes and cassettes is available at
all of our local support meetings. Each
location may have a different selection of available items, many of which
are on our “recommended reading list” below. Items may be checked
out free for one month at a time.
How To Find Recommended Books and VideosOn Your Own
To find any of the recommended books or videos below on your own, we recommend checking
out the larger retail bookstores such
as Barnes & Noble
and Borders, video
rental stores such as
Blockbuster, and/or online services such as
save some money, you can also check used book stores such as Bookman's
Used Books in Mesa. Look for book sections
entitled “gay and lesbian studies”, “gender studies”, “human sexuality”,
etc. They are almost always located near psychology and self-help
books. You can also purchase books directly from their Internet sites, and
well-known sites such as Amazon.com,
if you prefer not to purchase a book in person at a bookstore.
Recommended Reading and Watching Lists For . . .
Note: In just the past few years, there has been
an explosion of new books and videos dealing with the topics of homosexuality, bisexuality,
transgender issues, gay youth issues, straight spouses, gay spouses, gay
parents, children of gay parents, religious/spiritual issues and health
issues for GLBT individuals. What once was a taboo topic has fast
become a topic for a flood of new analysis and discussion. The books
and videos listed here, some of which were written quite a few years ago (and many
of which have had newer, revised editions published), are only a small
representation of what is available today. We encourage everyone
seeking information on these topics to visit a bookstore to find those
books which directly address the issues most important to you and your
For those with reading difficulties:
If someone you know is legally blind or dyslexic, they should qualify for
audio books free from Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic.
This is a national organization that can be reached by calling 1-800-221-4792.
This organization has many books already recorded that will be promptly
shipped to their home upon request. However, the individual must
qualify for these services via application and verification of disability.
"Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic" located on Indian School Road and
40th Street (602-468-9144?) has a website
that lists their catalog of audio tapes. Searches can be done by
author, title or publisher. To check out an audio tape the person
has to be a member. You can become a member by contacting the National
Headquarters in New Jersey 609-452-0606. You can also send