List of Media

In my interviews I asked LGBTQ parents to tell me what media they liked.  The responses covered media which helped them develop a sense of themselves as parents, media which had been important to them growing up LGBTQ, media which helped them provide representations of families like theirs to their children, and media which contained representations of gender roles, LGBTQ people, and family which they thought were positive.

The following is a list of all the media which participants cited.


Balixk, A (w.) and C. Szymanski (a) (2013) Keep Your Cool: How to Deal with Life’s Worries and Stress. New York: Franklin Watts

von Blixen-Finecke, K. (1937) Out of Africa. New York: Putnam

Brill, S. (2002) The Queer Parent’s Primer: A Lesbian and Gay Family’s Guide to Navigating the Straight World. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications

Carr, J. (2010) Be Who You Are. Bloomington: AuthorHouse

Carter, V. (2007) If I Had 100 Mummies. London: Only Women Press

Coyote, I. (1998-2014) Various titles. See:

Donaldson, J. (w.) and A. Scheffler (a) (1999) The Gruffalo. London: Macmillan.

”       ”    (2005) The Gruffalo’s Child. London: Macmillan.

”       ”    (2010) Tabby McTat. London: Alison Green Books

Evans, K. (2008) The Food of Love: Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding. Brighton: Myriad Editions

Ewert, M. (w.) and R. Ray (a) (2009) 10,000 Dresses. New York: Seven Stories Press

Feinberg, L. (1993) Stone Butch Blues. Ithaca: Firebrand Books.

George, A. (trans.) (1999) The Epic of Gilgamesh. London: Penguin.

George, S. (1993) Women and Bisexuality. Scarlet Press

de Haan, L. and S. Nijland (2002) King and King. Berkeley: Tricycle Press

Highsmith, P. (1952) The Price of Salt. New York: Putnam

Lingdren, A. (1945) Pippi Longstocking. Various editions.

Maupin, A. (1984) Tales of the City. London: Black Swan

McMaster Bujold, L. (1986-Present) The Vorkosigan Saga. Riverdale: Baen Books

Newman, L. (w.) and C. Thompson (a) (2009) Daddy, Papa and Me. Berkeley: Tricycle Press.

Newman, L. (w.) and C. Thompson (a) (2009) Mommy, Mama and Me. Berkeley: Tricycle Press.

Parr, T. (2003) The Family Book. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Rajendran, S. (w.) and N. Subramaniam (a) (2012) The Pleasant Rakshasa. Chennai: Tulika Books

Richardson, J. (w.), P. Parnell (w.) and H. Cole (a) (2005) And Tango Makes Three. New York: Simon and Schuster Books.

Saffron, L. (1987) Getting Pregnant Our Own Way: A Guide to Alternative Insemination. London: Women’s Health Information Centre

Salvatore, D. (1995) Paxton Court. Tallahassee: Naiad Press

Silverberg, C. (w.) and F. Smyth (a) (2013) What Makes a Baby. New York: Seven Stories Press

Skutch, R. (w.) and L. Nienhaus (a) (1997) Who’s In a Family? Berkeley: Tricycle Press

Summers, A.K. (2014) Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press

Texier, O. (2004) Jean a Deux Mamans. Paris: Ecole des Loisirs

Vaughan, B.K. (w.) and F. Staples (a) (2012-present) Saga. Image Comics

Watson, K. (w.) and V. Carter (a). (2006) Space Girl Pukes. London: Only Women Press

Winterson, J. (1985) Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. London: Pandora Press

Blogs and Websites

Milk Junkies: Breastfeeding and parenting from a transgender perspective. [Blog]


Nick King’s Blog: I’ve Done Some Pretty Cool Things, But Nothing’s as Cool as Creating Our Family [Blog]

Press for Change

Teacher Tom: Teaching and Learning from Preschoolers [Blog]

The Fourth Vine [Blog]


Television and Films

Aimee & Jaguar (1999) Directed by: M. Färberböck [Film] Senator Film

Bob & Rose (2001) ITV [Television Show]

Brave (2012) Directed by: M. Andrews, B. Chapman, S. Purcell [Film] Disney Pixar

Brokeback Mountain (2005) Directed by: A. Lee [Film] Focus Features.

Curious George (2006 – present) [Television Show]

Dottie’s Magic Pockets (2008) Directed by: A. Maxwell [DVD] Pink Pea Productions

Eastenders (1985 – Present) BBC 1 [Television Soap]

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café (1991) Directed by: J. Avnet [Film] Universal Pictures

Friends (1994 – 2004) [Television Show]

Gigola (2010) Directed by: L. Charpentier [film] Marie-Amelie Productions

Grey’s Anatomy (2005 – Present) [Television Show]

Home at the End of the World (2004) Directed by: M. Mayer. [Film] Warner Brothers

Imagine Me and You (2005) Directed by: O. Parker [Film] BBC Films

Katie Morag (2013 – Present) CBBC [Television Show]

Kiss Me (2011) Directed by: A.T. Keining [Film] LeBox Production

Lilo & Stitch (2002) Directed by: D. DeBlois and C. Sanders [Film] Disney

Lip Service (2010 – 2012) BBC 3 [Television Show]

Lost Girl (2011 – Present) [Television Show]

Modern Family (2009 – Present) [Television Show]

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) Directed by: H. Miyazaki. [Film] Studio Ghibli

My Summer of Love (2004) Directed by: P. Pawlikowski [Film] Apocalypso Pictures

My Transsexual Summer (2011) Channel 4 [Television Show]

Orange is the New Black (2013 – Present) Netflix [Television Show]

Postman Pat (2002 – 2013) CBeebies [Television Show]

Queer as Folk (1999 – 2000) Channel 4 [Television Show]

Raa Raa the Noisy Lion (2011 – Present) CBeebies [Television Show]

RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009 – Present) [Television Show]

Shrek (2001) Directed by: A. Adamson and V. Jenson. [Film] Dreamworks

Something Special (2003 – Present) CBeebies [Television Show]

Spongebob Squarepants (1999 – Present) [Television Show]

Sugar Rush (2005 – 2006) Channel 4 [Television Show]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Directed by: A. Adamson. [Film] Walt Disney Pictures

The Clangers (1969 – 1974) [Television Show]

The Hours (2002) Directed by: S. Daldry [Film] Paramount Pictures

The Kids Are All Right (2010) Directed by: L. Cholodenko [Film] Focus Features

The L Word (2004 – 2009) [Television Show]

The Real L Word: Los Angeles. (2010 – 2012) [Television Show]

The Wire (2002 – 2008) [Television Show]

The Wizard of Oz (1939) Directed by: V. Fleming [Film] Warner Bros

Tipping the Velvet (2002) BBC 2 [Television Show]

Tomboy (2011) Directed by: C. Sciamma [Film] Hold Up Films

Torchwood (2006 – 2011) BBC [Television Show]

Transamerica (2005) Directed by: D. Tucker. [Film] Belladonna Productions

When Night is Falling (2005) Directed by: Patricia Rozema. [Film] Crucial Pictures


Book of Ruth Available at: [Accessed 25 February 2016)

Boys Own [magazine] See:

Diva [Magazine] See:

Gay Times [Magazine] See:

‘Helpful Banking’ [Advert] (2013) Natwest. Available at: [Accessed 25 February 2016]

Hercules Love Affair [Band] See:

Laura Jane Grace/Against Me! [Musician/Band] See:

Lou Reed [Musician] See:

Macklemore [Musician] See:

Morrissey [Musician] See:

Pet Shop Boys [Band] See:

Pink Paper (1987-2009) [newspaper/news website]

Sinead O’Connor [Musician] See:

The Archers [Radio Drama] BBC Radio 4. See:

The Guardian ‘Family’ Section [newspaper] [Available online:]

This American Life [Radio Show] See:

Time for T [Radio Show] See:

We Are Family [magazine] See:

Woman’s Hour [Radio Show] BBC Radio 4. See:


Got questions about this list? Have a look at this blog post.