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Thats so gay! is a put down sadly still heard in the hallways of many schools. Words have power and can be used to hurt people or make them feel good about themselves. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people know this all too well. If you let them, stereotypes can hold you back from being the full individual that you are. This book explores common LGBT stereotypes that persist both outside and inside the community. Explore where they come from and what they mean to you. Learn how you can do your part to reduce hurtful name-calling and appreciate LGBT people in all their diversity. Find out about resources that can help and how young people are taking action against stereotypes in their schools and communities. Each title in this series contains a foreword from the founder of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) , color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources.

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Robert Rodi

Robert Rodi (b.1956) was born in Chicago, a town seething with literary and musical energy, and he has spent his life immersed in their currents. His first novels, which quickly gained him cult status, were deftly drawn satires of the city's gay scene. While continuing to write fiction (most recently, "The Sugarman Bootlegs") he's branched out into nonfiction, the better to share his enthusiasm for the world of canine agility (in "Dogged Pursuit") and all things Italian, specifically the great Tuscan horse race, the Palio ("Seven Seasons In Siena").He also writes comic books for both Vertigo and Marvel, pens a self-described "guerilla lit-crit" blog about Jane Austen called "Bitch In a Bonnet", and covers the local performing arts scene for The Huffington Post. He's a performer himself, being an auxiliary member of Chicago's esteemed monologuist ensemble BoyGirlBoyGirl; he's also the front man for the fusion rock band 7th Kind (whose CD "Sea Monster" is available on Amazon).For more information, visit his website, http://www.robertrodi.com

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