Whether you are 15 or 50, dealing with the idea that you may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender can be scary, exciting, or a combination of these and other emotions. Quatrefoil Library has many books concerned with various aspects of coming out, including those written for different ages, gender, religious background, and stage of coming out. Quatrefoil also offers a safe, comfortable space in which to explore coming out and other GLBT-related issues.

Here is a sampling of the books we have waiting for you at Quatrefoil:

Author: Boykin, Keith, editor

Year: 2012

Title: For colored boys who have considered suicide when the rainbow is still not enough :      coming of age, coming out, and coming home

YA HQ 76.2 .U5 F67 2012


Author: Goldman, Linda

Year: 2008

Title: Coming out, coming in: nurturing the well-being and inclusion of gay youth in mainstream society

HQ 76.27 .Y68 G65 2008


Author: Griffin, Connie, editor

Year: 2015

Title: Crooked letter: coming out in the South

HQ 73.3 .U6 C76 2015


Author: Hoffert, Melanie M.

Year: 2013

Title: Prairie silence

HQ 75.4 .H64 A3 2013


Author: Jensen, Karol L. 
: 1999
Title: Lesbian epiphanies: women coming out in later life
HQ75.6 .U52 M555 1999

Author: Knowles, J. E.

Year: 2009

Title: Arusha

FIC K734 .A794 2009


Author: Moore, Lisa C.

Year: 2009

Title: Does your mama know? an anthology of black lesbian coming out stories

PS 648 .L47 D64 2009


Author: Nutt, Amy Ellis

Year: 2015

Title: Becoming Nicole: the transformation of an American family

HQ 77.95 .U6 N87 2015


Author: Parent, Dan

Year: 2012

Title: Kevin Keller

PN 6728 .A72 P36 2012


Author: Savage, Dan & Miller, Terry (editors)

Year: 2011

Title: It gets better: coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living

YA HQ 76.27 .Y68 I74 2011

Author: Signorile, Michelangelo
Year: 1996
Title: Outing yourself : how to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and coworkers
HQ 75.26 .S54 1995

Author: Wagner, Paul

Year: 2009

Title: Ready or not, they’re gay: stories from a Midwestern family

HQ 76.3 .U5 W34 2009