Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay

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Quirk Books, Oct 9, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages

Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, Born This Way shares 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories. Collected from around the world and dating from the 1940s to today, these memories speak to the hardships of an unaccepting world and the triumph of pride, self-love, and self-acceptance. This intimate little book is a wonderful gift for all members of the LGBTQ community as well as their friends and families. Like Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, Born This Way gives young people everywhere the courage to say, “Yes, I’m gay. And I was born this way. I’ve known it since I was very young, and this is my story.”

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A short cute book about people who've grown up to be gay. The book features a photo from the childhood of a person, some celebrities mostly just ordinary folk, and on the opposite page is a sentence ... Read full review

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This book is a cute, affirming book. Each page has a picture accompanied by a paragraph or two about that person's childhood. Nearly everyone knew that they were gay at an early age (which made me ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

PAUL VITAGLIANO is DJ Paul V., club and radio DJ, events promoter, music-reviews writer, blogger, and self-titled “promosexual.” His Born This Way project ( shares and celebrates real stories of growing up gay. He lives in Los Angeles.

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