As an LGBTQ community member and activist, I want nothing more than to scream about this book. For good reason though, don’t worry 🙂
I read This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson within the last year when I was going through a phase of confusion. I thought it was going to be a story about revolution and how someone went through a tough time being LGBTQ and how they got through it.
All in all, I thought it would inspire me.
And it did more than that.
It taught me lessons and explained things to me that I didn’t even know that I needed to be aware of. It was all divided into sections of sex, terms, definitions and things that aren’t talked about. I don’t have a term for my sexuality and although that can sometimes be a struggle when people ask or talk about it, I didn’t think of it as too big of a deal. I felt relieved to learn that many people go through the same thing.
Reading this book made me feel less alone in my situation. It went through the different genders and sexuality terms and how people feel defining themselves as one or the other. It did ultimately talk about struggles and emotions, but it wasn’t just about that.
You felt engaged reading through everything that the author had to say on the subject. Even in the parts about pleasing your partner. Just to clarify, I did not pick up the book for that reason. I wasn’t even aware that it had that section.
But the point is that that type of information doesn’t come easily to everybody in the LGBTQ community. So the fact that there is a book out there that has that type of information in it is so important. If you feel that you need that clarification to please yourself or your partner, this is the book that you need to look in to.
It made me feel better about not having an identification. It made me feel better about identifying openly as LGBTQ. And it made me feel better to ask the important questions for all my future endeavours.
Don’t be embarrassed if you have questions. If you don’t feel comfortable asking them though, read this book. If the internet won’t help or you can’t find the right person to ask, read this book. Trust me when I say, it was designed to help young people get through hard times in the LGBTQ community.
So read this book. It will more than likely answer everything you want to know.