The Abc's Of Lgbt+: Understanding And Embracing Your Identity by Ashley MardellThe Abc's Of Lgbt+: Understanding And Embracing Your Identity by Ashley Mardell

The Abc's Of Lgbt+: Understanding And Embracing Your Identity

byAshley Mardell

Paperback | November 8, 2016

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The ABCs of LGBT+is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. InThe ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about:

  • lgbt and lgbt+
  • gender identity
  • sexual identity
  • teens in a binary world
  • the LGBT family
  • and moreThe 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, Mardell'sThe ABC's of LGBT+has the answers.

    We are living in a post-binary 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, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell's LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell's own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge... a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives."

Ashley Mardell, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, blogs about her daily life on her YouTube channel. As a result of her kind heart and glowing spirit, Mardell has developed a strong bond with her viewers. She's trusted, loved and admired for her voice in the LGBTQIA+ community. Her insight and honest approach to LGBTQIA+ educatio...
Title:The Abc's Of Lgbt+: Understanding And Embracing Your IdentityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 8, 2016Publisher:Mango MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:163353409X

ISBN - 13:9781633534094


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Educational The people who should read this often aren't to those of you who are reading this book I am proud. This book explains in detail many of the less advertised gender and sexual identities that there are. The lgbt2qia+ community is not just Gay, Lesbian and transgender individuals, there's so much more beyond and Ash Hardell does an excellent job at this.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Guide to Open Your Mind Not everyone who reads this book will agree whether the heavy use of labels is necessary for young people who may be questioning their gender or sexuality. Linguistic debates aside, this book does an excellent job explaining the nuances and complexities of love, sexuality, gender identity and more in a language that is accessible to many. The colourful comic-style illustrations add charisma to the text. Overall, a great resource for tweens and teens, as well as parents, educators, and mental health professionals.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Resource This book does a great job of humanizing LGBTQ+ people and providing the reader with heaps of useful information while being easy to digest. The belonging of some included identities to the LGBTQ+ umbrella is debatable, with all the MOGAI terms relating to internalized homophobia, but over all a really comprehensive and inclusive resource for those wanting to learn about LGBTQ+ stuff. If you read, be open to the critiques about it as well. The author is a really cool person with a great YouTube channel as well!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from mogai disaster Most of these identities are created out of internalized homophobia and this is a horrible message to send to questioning kids. I do not recommend this book because personally these "MOGAI" identities have been very harmful in the self discovery process. No LGBT children should have to separate their romantic and sexual attraction and label themselves as one of these obscure identities (My favourite one: nowomasexual. lmao). There are many other books that could explain this so much better and I suggest staying away from this MOGAI mess.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Ash is incredibly eloquent and goes into great detail about any and every identity you could ever imagine. It really helped me to understand that there are so many more orientations and identities than we have been led to believe, and it is an amazing resource for anyone who is questioning or who simply wants to inform themselves. Ash's book is one that should be on everyone's shelves, and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-07

Table of Contents

• Introduction • Who is writing this book? • What is this book about and why do I care? • A disclaimer... • Sexual and Romantic Orientations • Sexual Vs. Romantic Orientations: How are they different? • A Bit on Spectrums • Explaining Some Identities • Towards the ends of the spectrum • In the Middle of the Spectrum • Not fixed on the Spectrum • Other Gender Identities • Sex Vs. Gender: How are they different? • Explaining Some Identities • Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"Ashley celebrates the wonderful, evolving language of sexuality and gender. 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.