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What is this book is gay about?

In a world where more and more people are beginning to accept and embrace the LGBTQ+ community, it’s important to have resources that provide candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality. That’s exactly what “This Book is Gay” by Juno Dawson does. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the experiences of people across the gender and sexual spectrums. In this blog post, we will dive into what this book is all about.

What is “This Book is Gay” About?

“This Book is Gay” is all about exploring the experiences of queer people and providing advice for navigating the world as an LGBTQ+ individual. It’s written in a candid, funny, and uncensored voice that resonates with readers of all ages. The book is also packed with personal stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, as well as hilarious illustrations that add to the book’s overall appeal.

One of the key messages of “This Book is Gay” is that there is no single “right” way to be LGBTQ+. The book provides readers with an understanding that everyone’s experiences are unique to them. The book also explores different aspects of being queer, such as coming out, dating, sex education, and navigating life post-coming out.

Why Did Juno Dawson Write This Book?

Juno Dawson, the author of “This Book is Gay,” is herself transgender and identifies as queer. The book was written as a way to provide a resource for young queer people who may be struggling to find information and advice about navigating the world as an LGBTQ+ individual. Dawson also wanted to provide readers with information that would empower them to be confident and proud of who they are, rather than feeling ashamed or embarrassed.

What Does “This Book is Gay” Cover?

“This Book is Gay” covers a wide range of topics related to the LGBTQ+ community. Here are just a few:

Coming Out

One of the biggest challenges that many queer people face is coming out. “This Book is Gay” provides readers with tips on how to do it in a way that feels safe and comfortable for them. The book also has advice for those who may not be ready to come out just yet, but still want to find a way to be true to themselves.

Dating and Relationships

While dating and relationships can be tricky for anyone, they can be even more so for queer people. “This Book is Gay” explores some of the unique challenges that queer people face when dating, such as finding potential partners, dealing with rejection, and overcoming internalized homophobia.

Sex Education

Sex education is often lacking when it comes to queer people. “This Book is Gay” provides readers with frank and honest information about everything from STIs to safe sex practices. The book also covers topics like consent, pornography, and sex toys, aiming to provide readers with a comprehensive education on all things sex-related.

Transgender Issues

As a transgender individual herself, Juno Dawson devotes a significant portion of the book to exploring transgender issues. She covers topics like dysphoria, hormone therapy, and gender affirming surgeries, all while providing readers with an intimate look at what it’s like to navigate the world as a transgender individual.


“This Book is Gay” is a must-read for anyone who is interested in learning more about the experiences of queer people and how to navigate the world as an LGBTQ+ individual. With candid and uncensored writing, personal stories, and hilarious illustrations, this book speaks directly to readers of all ages with a voice that is both fun and informative. Whether someone is learning about the LGBTQ+ community for the first time or is a seasoned member, everyone who reads “This Book is Gay” will benefit from its insights and perspectives.