Yay! You're Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy's Guide To Life by Riyadh KhalafYay! You're Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy's Guide To Life by Riyadh Khalaf

Yay! You're Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy's Guide To Life

byRiyadh KhalafIllustratorMelissa McFeeters

Paperback | April 16, 2019

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Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different...in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself. I promise!

In this personal, heartfelt go-to guide for young queer guys, YouTuber and presenter Riyadh Khalaf shares frank advice about everything from coming out to relationships, as well as interviews with inspirational queer role models, and encouragement for times when you're feeling low. There's a support section for family and friends written by Riyadh's parents and LOADS of hilarious, embarrassing, inspiring and moving stories from gay boys around the world.

Includes chapters on:
• Labels - what does it mean to be gay, bi, trans or queer?
• Coming out
• Your first crush
• Dealing with bullies
• Learning to love your body
• Sex ed for gay guys
• Coping with embarrassing moments
• Finding your tribe

Riyadh Khalafis a presenter and YouTube creator and one of the internet generation's most prominent LGBT faces. His media career began at age 16 when he launched a pirate radio station from his bedroom. Since then he has presented and produced award-winning radio in Ireland and Australia. His BBC series Queer Britain aired on BBC1 and ...
Title:Yay! You're Gay! Now What?: A Gay Boy's Guide To LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5.12 × 0.38 inPublished:April 16, 2019Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786033658

ISBN - 13:9781786033659


Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun and informative The descriptive bit: Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? by Riyadh Khalaf is a book for young queer guys. It covers pretty much everything you might want to know, including things you may not have even thought of! This book is a great resource for young people and it’s written by someone who has been through it! What makes this book different is the personal insight from Riyadh My thoughts bit: I have been watching Riyadh on YouTube for years. He is honest and straight-forward, he’s hilarious, unapologetic and talented. On his channel, he has always shared personal details about his life that have helped people to realize they aren’t alone. This book is an extension of that sharing that Riyadh has always done. This book has a chapter on pretty much anything you might wonder about if you’re a young queer man (and I would venture to say that a lot of it is relevant regardless of gender or orientation). You can read about coming out, developing crushes, telling friends, dating, sex, the queer community, bullying, and so many more useful things. Physically, the book is a delight! The colours are vibrant (much like Riyadh!) and there are some great photos. It’s the kind of book that is fun to read despite being about some really life-changing subjects. Throughout this book, Riyadh shares stories from his own life and experience. It’s this personal touch, complete with Riyadh’s candor and sense of humor that truly makes this book such a helpful tool. Interspersed with chapters full of useful information, there are notes from famous queer role models, and from everyday folks. This book was a joy to read and very educational. While the focus is on those in the UK – I feel as though the information in this book could be helpful to anyone anywhere. The contact information included at the back of the book provides some great resources for people living around the world. The video below is one of my very favourites from Riyadh’s channel and I’m including it in this review because it needs to be seen.
Date published: 2019-05-08