The Iowa Safe Schools’ Book & Movie Club provides affirming literature and movies for LGBTQ and allied students and GSAs across Iowa, at absolutely no cost to them. These books and movies are often lifelines for students, and help them feel affirmed in their identity as a member of the LGBTQ or allied community.

By signing up at the link below, your GSA will be sent a set of books every month for you to read as a group. You can find the list of this year’s books below. The books will be sent out to your GSA’s advisor on the 15th of every month for the duration of the school year (August-May), at which time your GSA can choose to renew your membership to the Book & Movie Club. We encourage advisors to read the books and watch the movies we send to students, and engage in conversations with students.

If you sign up for the Movie Club, you will be sent between a copy of a movie for your GSA to watch as a group every month. These movies will be sent out to your GSA’s advisor on the 15th of every month for the duration of the school year (August-May), at which time your GSA can choose to renew your membership to the Club. You can find the list of this year’s movies below. These movies feature themes and/or characters relating to different groups and issues within the LGBTQ and ally community. We encourage advisors to read the books and watch the movies we send to students, and engage in conversations with students about materials.

All materials will be sent to GSA advisors at the school mailing address. Please make sure you enter the mailing address of your school correctly, along with the name of your GSA advisor. All materials sent to GSAs have been pre-screened by Iowa Safe Schools staff, and are rated PG-13 or under. Any questions regarding subject material can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you are not a member of a GSA, you can still access our Affirming Resources Library anytime, by clicking here. Interested in starting a GSA? Click here!

This school year’s books include:

 

Re-Thinking Normal, By Katie Rain Hill

Hero, By Perry Moore

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Mysteries of the Universe, By Benjamin Alire Saenz

The Gravity Between Us, By Kristen Zimmer

 

This school year’s movies include:

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Rent

For the Bible Tells Me So

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

 

Sign up for the Book & Movie Club here!

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