Free and Low Cost Publications

This page points you to free and low cost publications on LGBTQ issues from the following organizations:

  • PFLAG National
  • PFLAG Bellevue Eastside
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
  • Advocates for Youth
  • 2014 King County Trans* Resource and Referral Guide

PFLAG National Brochures

PFLAG National is an excellent source of free and low cost publications on a range of LGBTQ issues, including faith, healthcare, the coming out process, and how to be a straight ally.

From their Bookstore, you can download for free a PDF copy of top booklets published by  PFLAG National as well as purchase low cost publications, where members receive a discount.

Note that PFLAG chapter members must first contact PFLAG National (a simple click on the Bookstore page) to obtain the coupon codes for your membership discount.

PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside Brochures

You can download a free PDF copy of our brochure, which includes information about our monthly meetings and a membership form. We encourage educators, medical facilities and other organizations to print copies for distribution.

ACLU Publications

The ACLU offers numerous free publications on LGBTQ and AIDS issues that you can download for free or in some cases order in hard copy. Also see ACLU Teacher Resources for other publications relevant to advocating for LGBTQ youth, including Parents’ Guide to Public School Boards.

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth creates brochures on a range of health and sexuality topics that you can download for free in PDF format or order at low cost. For LGBTQ youth, these brochures are particularly appropriate:

I Think I Might Be Bisexual, Now What Do I Do?

I Think I might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do

I Think I Might Be Gay, Now What Do I Do?

I Think I Might Be Lesbian, Now What Do I Do?

Human Rights Campaign Publications

The Human Rights Campaign, also commonly known as HRC, provides free PDF files of publications on a diverse range of issues, including coming out, transgender health, and much more.

If you are youth at risk or know one, be sure to consult the brochure On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth, which HRC produced in partnership with True Colors Fund, co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, and Time Out Youth Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. It provides vital information for youth living on their own after leaving unsupportive or abusive homes, or aging out of foster care.

King County Trans* Resource and Referral Guide

The King County Trans* Resource and Referral Guide is a community draft project created by trans* advocates and service providers. It focuses on free or low-cost community-based services for the local trans* community.