What If?

Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian

What If?

For Ages: 14 and up
An updated and revised informative, accessible guide to understanding and approaching the issue of sexual orientation.

No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics—and not-so-basics—are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens. Whether you’re curious about your own sexual orientation or looking to understand and support someone close to you, this book contains an abundance of answers. Primarily targeted at young adults, this indispensible guide also includes a chapter especially for parents as well as an appendix packed with additional resources.

Expert Eric Marcus has fully updated and revised this essential guide for today’s readers. He candidly and clearly pushes aside the myths and misinformation about being gay and lesbian, answering all the questions that are on your mind.
  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442482975 | 
  • January 2013 | 
  • Grades 9 and up


Eric Marcus: What if Someone I Know is Gay?

Eric Marcus presents more than a hundred questions and answers about what it means to be gay and lesbian.

About the Author

Eric Marcus
Photograph by Dixie Sheridan

Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus is the author of several books on gay issues, including Is It A Choice? and Making Gay History. He is also the author of Why Suicide? and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. Visit him at EricMarcus.com.