Russell T Davies is a Welsh screenwriter and producer who has been behind many LGBT+ inclusive shows. Russell, who identifies as gay, has produced It’s a Sin, Queer as Folk, Years and Years, Cucumber, and Torchwood, all of which feature LGBT+ main characters.
Camp follows Randy, a sixteen-year-old, who is spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for LGBT+ teens. Camp Outland is where he has met his best friends and it’s where he’s fallen for Hudson. The book helps to explore the culture of toxic masculinity in the queer community.
Have Pride walks you through the history of the LGBT+ movement. It details the struggles and successes of the LGBT+ community and features LGBT+ icons and members of the community who explain why they have pride in themselves and why you should too.
When people look at George they see a boy, but George knows she’s a girl. When the teacher announces that the class will be performing Charlotte’s Web, George wants to play Charlotte, but the teacher says no because George is a boy. The story follows George and her best friend as they figure out how George can be involved in the class play.
Alien Nation is a story that explores identity and finding where you belong. It is a story that celebrates our differences whilst looking at gender, gender expression and gender identities.
You can find more information about Alien Nation on The Proud Trust’s main website by clicking here.
Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? follows Tiny who loves to play dress up and is happy doing the things they enjoy! But when Tiny starts a new school, they are asked ‘are you a boy or are you a girl?’. The book explores gender identity and being who you want to be.
Salim’s Secret was released by the Naz & Matt Foundation, a charity that supports LGBT+ people from religious backgrounds. The story follows Salim who knows he is different, but he is too scared to tell anyone and questions whether his friends and family would accept him.
King and King follows Prince Bertie whose mother, the Queen, is trying to find him a princess to marry. After meeting many princesses, the prince begins to fall in love with another prince.
This book has been adapted into a film in collaboration with Action Transport Theatre; you can find out more about it on The Proud Trust’s main website by clicking here.
Heather Has Two Mummies tells the story of a little girl called Heather. When Heather startsschool, someone asks about her daddy; Heather doesn’t have one, but when the class drawpictures of their families, she realises that all families are different and the only thing thatmatters is that everyone in a family loves one another.
The Family Book celebrates the different varieties families come in, and that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.