Author: Riyadh Khalaf
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s BooksPublish day: April 30, 2019
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
I like how it does start with steps through the process of figuring out that you’re in the lgbt+ community. There are chapters on trans/gender identity, explaining labels in the LGBT+ community (includes aces y’all!), famous people talking about advice they’d give their younger self.
First things first — YOU DON’T NEED TO COME OUTRIGHT NOW. You can do it whenever and however you want. Tell one person, tell loads…Quote from: Yay! You’re Gay! Now What?
It also delves in the end into safe sex, what is sex, your body,etc.
There is a lot of focus on UK-ireland as…this is a book about an Irish gay YouTuber. However, the information is still useful/readable for those not from there 🙂
Downloaded from Netgalley (wishbone’d it), exchange for free/my opinion only review. I’m not scoring this with stars/spoons(in my case). As this is a guide, self-help/etc.
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