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list price: $12.95
published: Oct 2004
publisher: Second Story Press

Hear Me Out

True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia

with Planned Parenthood of Toronto

reviews: 0
5 of 5
1 rating
list price: $12.95
published: Oct 2004
publisher: Second Story Press

Twenty Gay teens speak out about their lives, about the realization of their sexuality, and the consequences for themselves. These young people discuss the reactions of their friends and families, their schoolmates and society in general.

About the Author

Planned Parenthood of Toronto

T.E.A.C.H. was established in 1993. It is a peer-based program run by Planned Parenthood of Toronto to educate and challenge youth about their attitudes toward gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, transsexual and transgender people. T.E.A.C.H. conducts presentations and workshops in schools and community centers across the city.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
13 to 18
8 to 12
Reading age:
13 to 18
Editorial Reviews

The stories are personal and sometimes heartbreaking, but they all share a sense of individual growth, acceptance and hope.

— School Library Journal

An important and emotionally powerful collection that is sure to encourage discussion.

— Booklist

The stories are not depressing, but realistic, hopeful and inspiring.


A valuable resource in discussions of homosexuality in sex and health education classes.

— Resource Links

A must-read for parents, teachers and teens.

— Canadian Living

The stories are raw, personal and challenging.

— Telegram (St. John's, Nfld)

As the young writers shape their queer identities, they touch on universal themes of acceptance and belonging.

— Herizons

A moving and insightful book about the power of storytelling, coming out and celebrating yourself.

— Shameless Magazine

This powerful book is truly an inspiring collection.

— Calgary Herald

Bold personal accounts of homosexuals combating the fear-endowed prescience of modern society.

— ForeWord Magazine

The first-hand accounts are strong and vivid, compelling and wholly emotional.

— Queer Things

The first-person accounts capture the readers' interest and make it difficult not to empathsize with the storytellers.

— CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association)

The writing reflects the diversity of the young people and their experiences, and the authenticity of their words.

— Hi-Rise

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