These guidebooks are designed to help a wide variety of sexual and gender minorities live true to themselves and live positively while managing prejudice, conflicts, and differences.
Each guidebook will be overseen by 7 coeditors, each chosen for their unique differing expertise. Each chapter will be coauthored by 5-7 experts who also hold differing, sometimes opposing, viewpoints about the chapter’s topic. 150 coauthors have committed to this project. Rather than taking sides, coauthors will dialogue and collaborate with each other and provide a comprehensive check-and-balance and consensus on important ideas, skills, and resources regarding sexual and gender diversity.
These guidebooks are designed to empower readers who are dealing with minority stress and structural oppression with skills to reduce internalized shame, deal better with rejection and trauma, and facilitate self-determination.
These guidebooks are for anyone, conservatives to liberals, who wants to learn updated ideas and skills about sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, faith/purpose in life, emotional heath, and/or relationships.
Overall, this book project is a social experiment of hope to reduce the historical and current polarization, misunderstanding, and harm that occur around sexual and gender diversity.
Especially in these divisive political times, these guidebooks could be an inspiration for other projects.
We are currently finalizing a publisher. We hope to publish mid 2021.