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Lambda Literary: Best LGBTQ Books of 2020

Books by Queer Black Authors

Chasten Buttigieg: New Book is Frank Discussion of Growing Up Gay

Advocate: LGBTQ Books You Absolutely Need to Read

See Yourself, Be Yourself: Queer Celebs Join Panel on LGBTQ+ Visibility

Ultimate LGBTQ Pride Book List
Childrens Books That Feature LGBTQ Characters

Best Black Queer Books According to Black LGBTQ Leaders

Jacqueline Wilson: Children's Book Author Comes Out at Age 74

Superhero Diversity in Comic Books

Interview With Brandi Carlile About Her New Book

 

 

LGBTQ Writers Who Have Won the Pulitzer Prize

New Book for Parents of Newly Out LGBTQ Kids

Pride of Our Lives: LGBTQ Book Recommendations

New Young Adult Novel: Terror and Thrill of Same-Sex Prom Date
Advocate Books: Having a Gay Kid Isn't Easy

Queer Friendly Books for Young Adults, Kids, Families

Wikipedia: Gay Writers

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

New Book: Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads

Library Refuses to Move Gay Kids Book After "Family" Group Complains

Timeline: 20 Years of LGBTQ Literature

Lesbian Book Review: We Have Always Been Here

Same Sex Relationships Hidden in Classic Literature

Ursula K. LeGuin: On Being a Writer and a Man

Queer Unicorn: Queer Kids Stories

NBC News: More Than Half of Banned Books Challenged for LGBTQ Content

EW: Review of Dear Evan Hanson and More

Rowan Ellis: Interview with LGBTQ Book Authors

Recommended LGBTQ Books

Gay Authors
 

 

Featured LGBTQ Titles

 

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son by Richie Jackson

Yours Cruelly, Elvira - Cassandra Peterson

Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile

Here For It by R. Eric Thomas

It's About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton

Queer Love in Color by Jamal Jordan

Raising my Rainbow by Lori Duron

A Peacock Among Pigeons by Tyler Curry
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

Too Much is Not Enough by Andrew Rannells

Deviants War by Dr. Eric Cervini

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon Talley

House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row by Lance Richardson

The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus

For All Who Hunger by Emily M.D. Scott

God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

Like Streams to the Ocean by Jedidiah Jenkins

Good Things Happen Slowly by Fred Hersch

The Queen's English by Chloe Davis

Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial by Kenji Yoshino

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani

The Better Liar by Tanen Jones

Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood

Malice by Heather Walter

The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez

 

 

I Have Something to Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg

Girl From the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
Broken Horses by Brani Carlile

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

How to Be a Girl by Marlo Mack

The Guncle by Steven Rowley
Memorial by Bryan Washington
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Queer Anxieties: Of Young Adult Literature and Culture by Derritt Mason

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Don't F*cking Panic by Kelsey Darraugh

What Does a Princess Really Look Like? by Mark Loewen

The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting by Kyl Myers

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I Can't Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux

Queer Virtue by Elizabeth Edman

Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Boylan
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Agorafabulous by Sara Benincasa

Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

Lady Romeo: Radical, Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman by Tana Wojczuk

Gay Man's Guide to Life by Britt East

 

 

The 2000s Made Me Gay by Grace Perry

The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs the United States of America by Eric Cervini

I Have Always Been Me by Precious Brady Davis
Tom Boy Land by Melissa Faliveno and Joey Soloway
I'm in Seattle, Where Are You? by Mortada Gzar
Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting by Kyl Myers and Joey Soloway
Black Boy Out of Time by Hari Ziyard
Before Her (The One) by Jacqueline Woodson
Love and Estrogen (The Real Thing) by Samantha Allen
Two Henrys (This Can't Be Happening) by Kevin Allison

Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager

George by Alex Gino

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Large Fears by Myles Johnson

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack

We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
Love Frankie by Jacqueline Wilson

Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes That Changed the World by Mason Funk

A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O'Leary

Annie's Plaid Shirt by Stacy Davids

 

 

Donovan's Big Day by Leslea Newman

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill

Promised Land by Adam Reynolds

My Two Moms and Me by Michael Joosten

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Stonewall: A Building, An Uprising, A Revolution by Rob Sanders

Except When They Don't by Laura Gehl

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy by Alison Bechdel

Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam Schiffer

Novel Gazing by Eve Kosofsky

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Boylan

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Real Queer America by Samantha Allen

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino

Sparkle Boy by Leslea Newman

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Jacob's New Dress by Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case

Sister Outsider by Audre Lourde

 

 

Daddy, Papa, and Me by Leslea Newman

How We Fight for our Lives by Saeed Jones

The Stonewall Reader Edited by New York Public Library

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (Biomythography) by Audre Lourde

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman

Ill Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Meaty by Samantha Irby

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

 

   

 

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender

The Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell Moore

Love and Resistance by Jason Baumann

This Day in June by Gayle Pitman

Better Nate Than Never by Tim Federle

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

We Are Everywhere by Matthew Reimer, Leighton Brown

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

We Are Okay by Nina Lacour

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Pollacco

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Ash by Melinda Lo

When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

 

Molly Knox Ostertag Talks Queer YA Visibility in The Girl From the Sea
Advocate Mag: Best LGBTQ Books of 2019

LGBTQ Writers Who Have Won the Pulitzer Prize

Queer Friendly Books for Young Adults, Kids, Families

Wikipedia: Gay Writers

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

Epic Reads: Youth Adult Books with Bisexual Characters
Inspiring LGBTQ Themed Children's Books

Black LGBTQ Book Recommendations

Timeline: 20 Years of LGBTQ Literature

Childrens Books That Feature LGBTQ Characters

Recommended LGBTQ Books

Gay Authors

 

 

LGBTQ Reading List: General Topics

 

On Being Different: What it Means to Be a Homosexual by Merle Miller

Mom, Dad, I’m Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out by Ritch C. Savin-Williams (American Psychological Association, 2001)
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences by C.W. Griffin, M.J. Wirth, & A.J. Wirth (1986)

Youth in Crisis: What Everyone Should Know About Growing Up Gay by Mitchell Gold & Mindy Drucker

The Big Gay Book by John Preston (Editor)
Is It a Choice? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gays and Lesbians by Eric Marcus
The Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men: The Basic ACLU Guide to a Gay Person’s Rights by Nan Hunter, E. Machaelson, & B. Stoddard
Beyond Tolerance: Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals on Campus by Nancy Evans and Vernon Wall, (American College Personnel Association)
Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price by Warren Blumfeld (Editor, 1998)
 

 

In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change by Neil Miller (1989)
Loving Someone Gay (New Edition) by Don Clark (1987)
Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life by Betty Berzon (Editor)
Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents by May Borhek (1983)
Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality (New Edition) by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward

Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out by L. Hutching & L. Kaahumanu (Editors, 1991)
The Final Closet: The Gay Parent Guide for Coming Out to Their Children by Rip Corley (1990)
The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook by April Martin
Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship by Kath Weston
Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the US Military (Vietnam to the Persian Gulf) by Randy Shilts
And the Band Played On (Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic) by Randy Shilts

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples by H. Curry & D. Clifford
Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation Issues on Campus by Vernon A. Wall & Nancy J. Evans (Editors, 2000)
Out & About Campus by Kim Howard & Annie Stevens (Editor, 2000)
Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students: A Handbook for Faculty and Administrators by Ronni L. Sanlo (1998)
Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity by Shane L. Windmeyer (Editor, 1998)
Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia by Toni A. H. McNaron (1997)
Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia by Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson (1998)
The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students’ Guide to Colleges, Universities, and Graduate Schools by Jan Mitchell Sherrill and Craig Hardesty (1994)
Gay Men and Women Who Enriched the World by Thomas Cowan (1988)


100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels

Advocate Mag: Best LGBTQ Books of 2019

Writer's Relief: Gay and Lesbian Literature

Inspiring Quotes From LGBTQ Authors

Epic Reads: Youth Adult Books with Bisexual Characters

Wikipedia: List of LGBTQ Characters in Modern Fiction

LGBTQ Writers Who Have Won the Pulitzer Prize

Ranker: Best Gay Authors

Black LGBTQ Book Recommendations

Advocate Mag: Best LGBTQ Memoirs of 2019

Wikipedia: Lesbian Writers

 

 

Books for Parents
 

This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Lifeby Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo
Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People by Eric Marcus
Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter by Kevin Jennings
Out of the Closet, Into Our Hearts by Laura Siegel and Nancy Lamkin Olson
Unconditional: Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Eriksen

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences
Carolyn Welch Griffen

Now That You Know: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children by Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward
When Your Child is Gay by Davidson and Tobkes

Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Lesbian or Gay Child by Michael C. LaSala

Side by Side: On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling by Andrew R. Gottlieb
Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey by Betty Degeneres
My Child Is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News by Bryce McDougall
Something to Tell You by Gilbert Herdt and Bruce Koff
Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together by Robert A. Bernstein, Robert MacNeil and Betty DeGeneres
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents by Irwin Krieger
Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians by Louise Rafkin
My Son Eric: A Mother Struggles to Accept Her Gay Son and Discovers Herself by Mary V. Borhek and Christine M. Smith
Finding Out: The ABC’s of Same Sex Relationships by Homer and Sue Spencer
The Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out by Robb Forman Dew
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son  by Leroy Aarons
 

PFLAG NYC Book List

Inspiring LGBTQ Themed Children's Books

Childrens Books That Feature LGBTQ Characters

Advocate Mag: Best LGBTQ Memoirs of 2019

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

Same Sex Relationships Hidden in Classic Literature

Samantha Irby: Black Bisexual Author

Book Review: Oranges are Not The Only Fruit

Queer Friendly Books for Young Adults, Kids, Families

Epic Reads: Youth Adult Books with Bisexual Characters

Book Riot: Books for Parents of LGBTQ Kids

List of Books for Parents of Sexual Minority Youth

 

 

Jenny Boylan: Best Selling Trans Author

Molly Knox Ostertag Talks Queer YA Visibility in The Girl From the Sea

PFLAG: Coming Out Books

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Rowan Ellis: Interview with LGBTQ Book Authors

LGBTQ Nation: Top Ten Books on Trans Issues

Inspiring Children's Books With a Positive Message

LGBTQ Books Do Not Endanger Kids

New Children's Book: Lesbian Love Story

The Princes and the Treasure: Gay Adventure Story

Wikipedia: List of Gay Characters in Literature
Good Reads: Books With Gay Characters

Recommended LGBTQ Books

Welcoming Schools: Books With LGBTQ and Bullying Topics

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Academic Titles

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism by Mildred Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley (1996)
Confessions of a Gender Defender: A Psychologist’s Reflections on Life among the Transgendered by Randi Ettner (1996)
Transgender Warriors from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg (1996)
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein (1994)
Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Ann Wilchins (1997)
Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies that Work by James T. Sears and Walter L. Williams (1997)
Gay and Healthy in a Sick Society by Robert N. Minor (2003)
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology by Bennett L. Singer (1994)
Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology by Amy Sonnie (2000)

 

 

LGBTQ Book Notes
 

Advocate Mag: Best LGBTQ Books of 2019

Walt Whitman: America's Poet as Queer Pioneer

New Book for Parents of Newly Out LGBTQ Kids

Jacqueline Wilson: Children's Book Author Comes Out at Age 74

Advocate Books: Having a Gay Kid Isn't Easy

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

Queer Friendly Books for Young Adults, Kids, Families

Wikipedia: Gay Writers

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

Best Black Queer Books According to Black LGBTQ Leaders

New Book: Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads

Library Refuses to Move Gay Kids Book After "Family" Group Complains

Timeline: 20 Years of LGBTQ Literature

Lesbian Book Review: We Have Always Been Here

Same Sex Relationships Hidden in Classic Literature

Ursula K. LeGuin: On Being a Writer and a Man

NBC News: More Than Half of Banned Books Challenged for LGBTQ Content

Adam Eli: New Queer Conscience and a New Set of Rules

EW: Review of Dear Evan Hanson and More

Recommended LGBTQ Books

Black LGBTQ Book Recommendations

Gay Authors
 

 

Banned Books: Challenged for Their LGBTQ Content

Since the 1990s, over 11,300 books have been challenged for everything from having what some deem too much sexual content to featuring "offensive language" and often titles that have LGBTQ themes or plots are targeted, too.

Titles of books with LGBTQ themes or plots include: "And Tango Makes Three" (About the two gay penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo), "Daddy's Roommate," "Heather Has Two Mommies," "It's Perfectly Normal," "Uncle Bobby's Wedding," and "Annie on my Mind."

Also included was "Maurice" (By E.M. Forster), "Howl" (A collection of poems by Allen Ginsberg), "Leaves of Grass" (By Walt Whitman), and "Naked Lunch" and "Running With Scissors" (Both by William S. Burroughs).

 

Huff Post: Banned LGBTQ Books
NBC News: More Than Half of Banned Books Challenged for LGBTQ Content

Queerty: Books That Are Way Too Gay to Read
Wikipedia: Banned LGBTQ Books

 

 

Classic Literature: LGBTQ Authors

Francis Bacon -  British Statesman, Author
TE Lawrence -  British Soldier, Author
Lord Byron - British Poet
Walt Whitman - US Poet, Author
Oscar Wilde - Irish Author
Marcel Proust - French Author
Gertrude Stein - US Poet, Author
Alice B Toklas - US Author
James Baldwin - US Author
Herman Melville - US Author
Willa Cather - US Author
Langston Hughes - US Author

Jack Kerouac - US Author

Christina Rosetti - English Poet

 


EM Forster -  British Author
Hans Christian Andersen - Danish Author
Ralph Waldo Emerson - US Author
Virginia Woolf - British Author
Tennessee Williams - US Playwright
Rainer Maria Rilke - German Poet
Edward Albee - US Playwright

Alice Walker - US Author
Armistead Maupin - US Writer
Rita Mae Brown - US Novelist
Mark Merlis - US Writer

Phillip Roth - US Writer

Gore Vidal - US Novelist
Allen Ginsberg - US Poet
WH Auden - British Poet
Truman Capote - US Author
Maurice Sendak - US Author, Illustrator

William S Burroughs - US Author

Ursula K LeGuin - US Author

Oliver Sacks - British Author

 

 

100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels

Writer's Relief: Gay and Lesbian Literature

Inspiring Quotes From LGBTQ Authors

Wikipedia: List of LGBTQ Characters in Modern Fiction

LGBTQ Writers Who Have Won the Pulitzer Prize

Ranker: Best Gay Authors

Wikipedia: Lesbian Writers

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Business and Career

Gay Issues in the Workplace by Brian McNaught
Lavender Road to Success: Career Guide for the Gay Community by Kirk Snyder

The Gay Yellow Pages: The National Edition
Straight Jobs, Gay Lives by Annette Friskopp & Sharon Silverstein
100 Best Companies for Gay Men and Lesbians by Ed Mickens
Lesbian Lifestyles: Women's Work and the Politics of Sexuality by Gillian Dunne

Acts of Disclosure: Coming out Process of Contemporary Gay Men by Marc Vargo

Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace by Liz Winfeld

Pleasures and Perils of Coming Out on the Job by Richard Rasi

The G Quotient by Kirk Snyder

Your Career Career: Ultimate Career Guide for LGBTQ Job Seekers by Riley B. Folds III

Transgender Workplace Diversity by Jillian Weiss

 

 

Books for Gay Teens
New Young Adult Novel: Terror and Thrill of Same-Sex Prom Date

Homosexuality In History: Annotated Bibliography

Jenny Boylan: Best Selling Trans Author

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

Walt Whitman: America's Poet as Queer Pioneer

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

Gay Authors

Ursula K. LeGuin: On Being a Writer and a Man

Adam Eli: New Queer Conscience and a New Set of Rules

About Life and Love: Books for LGBTQ Teens

Wikipedia: List of LGBTQ Characters in Modern Fiction

Epic Reads: Youth Adult Books with Bisexual Characters

Same Sex Relationships Hidden in Classic Literature

Christopher Bram Discusses Mark Merlis

 

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Historical Perspective
 

Queer History in the United States by Michael Bronski

Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by James Boswell

The Men With the Pink Triangle: True Life and Death Story of Homosexuals in Nazi Death Camps by Heinz Heger

Wide-Open Town by Nan Alamilla Boyd

Historical Perspectives on Homosexuality: The Gay Past by SJ Licata & RP Petersen

The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQ Activism by Adrian Brooks

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940 by George Chauncey

Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

A Strong Delusion by Joe Dallas

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America by Lillian Faderman

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Edited by Cherrie Moraga & Gloria Anzaldua

Strapped for Cash by Mack Friedman

Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood

Queer London: Perils and Plesasures in the Sexual Metropolis by Matt Houlbrook

Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project Ten Years Later by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris, Stephen Belber, and Members of Tectonic Theatre Project

 

Signature: Essential Books on the History of LGBTQ Rights in America

New Book for Parents of Newly Out LGBTQ Kids

Book Riot: Books About LGBTQ History

Advocate Books: Having a Gay Kid Isn't Easy

New Book: Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads

About Life and Love: Books for LGBTQ Teens

Inspiring LGBTQ Themed Children's Books

Wikipedia: Gay Writers

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

Gay Authors
 

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Non-Fiction

Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son by Leroy Aarons
The Truth Is by Melissa Etheridge
The Funny Thing Is by Ellen Degeneres
Passages of Pride: True Stories of Lesbian & Gay Teenagers by Kurt Chandler
Queer Street by James McCourt
Between Girlfriends by Elizabeth Dean
The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender by Kim Elizabeth Stuart
The Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Ann Bannon
All Families are Different by Sol Gordon
Ten Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives by Joe Kort
Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay & Lesbian History for High School & College Students by Kevin Jennings (Editor)
Gay Perspective by Toby Johnson
Beyond Acceptance by Griffin, Wirth & Wirth
The Homosexual Agenda by Alan Sears & Craig Osten
Christianity and Homosexuality by Gareth Moore
Bisexual Resource Guide by Robin Ochs (Editor)
The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman
Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out by Ritch Savin-Williams
The Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano
What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel A. Helminiak
Coming Out: An Act of Love by Rob Eichberg
Awakening the Virgin by Nicole Foster
Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Youth & Their Allies by Bass & Kaufman
Dating the Greek Gods by Brad Gooch
Going the Other Way by Bill Bean w Chris Bull
The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in the Black Communities by Delroy Constantine-Simms (Editor)
Highsmith by Marjorie Meaker
Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians & Gay Men and Their Parents by Mary Borhek
 

100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels

Writer's Relief: Gay and Lesbian Literature

Inspiring Quotes From LGBTQ Authors

Wikipedia: List of LGBTQ Characters in Modern Fiction

Ranker: Best Gay Authors

Wikipedia: Lesbian Writers

 

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Fiction


Angels in America by Tony Kushner

At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

Valencia by Michelle Tea

George by Alex Gino

A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White

Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley

Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal

City of Devi by Manil Suri

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

 

 

 

City of Night by John Rechy

Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Closer by Dennis Cooper

Dancer From the Dance by Andrew Holleran

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany

Edinburgh by Alexander Chee

Empathy by Sarah Schulman

Faggots by Larry Kramer

Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren

Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Hornito by Mike Albo

I'm Trying to Reach You by Barbara Browning

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

Luna by Julie Anne Peters

M. Butterfly by Henry David Hwang

Maurice by E.M. Forster

Metropolis Case by Matthew Galloway

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim

 

 

Narrow Rooms by James Purdy

Normal Heart by Larry Kramer

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Persian Boy by Mary Renault

Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein

Tramps Like Us by Joe Westmoreland

Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

 

 

100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels

Writer's Relief: Gay and Lesbian Literature

Inspiring Quotes From LGBTQ Authors

LGBTQ Writers Who Have Won the Pulitzer Prize

Wikipedia: List of LGBTQ Characters in Modern Fiction

Ranker: Best Gay Authors

Wikipedia: Lesbian Writers

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Religious Perspective

Queer Virtue by Elizabeth Edman

But Lord, They’re Gay by Rev. Sylvia Pennington
The Church and the Homosexual by John J. McNeill
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality by John Boswell
Unashamed: Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians by Amber Cantorna

Good News for Modern Gays by Rev. Sylvia Pennington
Sex Positive by Larry J. Uhrig
Homosexuality and Religion by Richard Hasbany (Editor)
Living in Sin? by Bishop John Shelby Spong
What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel Helminiak
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been by Jackie Hill Perry

Openly Gay, Openly Christian by Rev. Samuel Kader
Steps To Recovery From Bible Abuse by Rembert Truluck
Jesus, The Bible and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church by Jack Rogers

 

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Transgender Issues

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah by The Lady Chablis Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg
Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution by Susan Stryker
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith

Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency by Willy Wilkinson
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves by Laura Erickson-Schroth
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
 

Inspiring Children's Books With a Positive Message

Queer Friendly Books for Young Adults, Kids, Families

LGBTQ Books Do Not Endanger Kids
Wikipedia: List of Gay Characters in Literature
Good Reads: Books With Gay Characters

Recommended LGBTQ Books

Welcoming Schools: Books With LGBTQ and Bullying Topics

New Book: Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads

LGBTQ Nation: Top Ten Books on Trans Issues

 

LGBTQ Reading List: Rural Issues

Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies by ML Gray, CR Johnson, BJ Gilley
Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America by Mary L. Gray

Lesbian Land By Joyce Cheney

Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America by Colin R. Johnson

Real Queer America by Samantha Allen
Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life by Dianna Hunter

The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists and the Queer Literary Canon by Jamie Harker

Prairie Silence: A Rural Expatriate's Journey to Reconcile Love, Home, and Faith by Melanie Hoffert

Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music by Nadine Hubbs
Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same Sex Couples in Mississippi by John Marszalek

Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism  by Scott Herring

Coming Out and Coming Back: Rural Gay Migration and the City by Meredith Redlin, Alexis Annes

Gay Faulkner by Pip Gordon

Men Like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard

Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism by Jerry Watkins III
Queer, Rural, American by Sarah Anne Strickley

 

 

DC's New Superman, Jon Kent, Comes Out as Bisexual

The November 2021 Superman: Son of Kal-El, by writer Tom Taylor and artist John Timms, presents Jon Kent as queer. DC Universe's new Superman and the son of Clark Kent, is coming out as bisexual in the new edition of the Superman comic book series.

"I've always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros. share this idea," Taylor said in a statement to DC. "Superman's symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics."

 



"We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms," DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said. "We talk a lot about the power of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling and this is another incredible example. We can have Jon Kent exploring his identity in the comics as well as Jon Kent learning the secrets of his family on TV on Superman & Lois. They coexist in their own worlds and times, and our fans get to enjoy both simultaneously."

Jon Kent was created by Dan Jurgens and debuted in 2015's Convergence. The character is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and in the DC Rebirth era, he took up the mantle of Superboy. Several years later, he was aged up and became a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and in April 2021, it was announced that he'd take over as Superman with Superman: Son of Kal-El.

[Source: Jon Arvedon, Comic Book Resources, Oct 2021]
 

 

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Gay Times: Best LGBTQ Comics

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LGBTQ Related Topics: Children's Books

 

Daddy and Me by Jeanne Moutous-Ashe / AIDS
Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner / Bullying
The Ant Bully / Bullying
Cory Coleman, Grade 2 by Larry Dane Brimner / Bullying
How to Lose All Your Friends by Nancy Carlson / Bullying
Bully by Judith Caseley / Bullying
Jake Drake: Bully Buster by Andrew Clements / Bullying
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes / Bullying
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes / Bullying
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats / Bullying
Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying by Becky Ray McCain / Bullying
The King of the Playground by Phyllis Reynolds / Bullying
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain / Bullying

 

 


Ashok By Any Other Name by Sandra S. Yamate / Cultural Acceptance
Why am I Different by Norma Simon / Differences
Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes / Differences
All Kinds of Families by Norma Simon / Families
People in My Family by Bobbie Kalman / Families
Who’s in a Family? by Robert Skutch / Families
Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers: A Collection of Family Poems by Mary Ann Hoberman / Families
A Chair For My Mother by Vera Williams / Families
The Hating Book by Charlotte Zolotow / Feelings, Friendship
Bill and Pete by Tomie de Paola / Friends
Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch / Gender Equity
William’s Doll by Charlotte Zotolow / Gender Equity, Gender Stereotypes

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert / Gender Equity, Gender Stereotypes

 


Mommies at Work by Eve Merriam / Gender Equity
Daddies at Work by Eve Merriam / Gender Equity
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson / Gender Equity

When Leonard Lost His Spots by Monique Costa / Gender Equity

Sarah, Plain and Tall / Gender Equity
The Music of Dolphins / Gender Equity
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart / Gender Equity
Houses and Homes by Ann Morris / People Around the World
Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo / Racial Equity
Big Al by Andrew Clements / Racial Equity
Straight From the Heart: Children of the World by Ethan Hubbard / Racial Equity
Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of “Brave Bessie” Coleman by Reeve Lindbergh / Racial Equality
Sister Anne’s Hands by Marybeth Lorbieki / Racial Equality
Richard Wright and the Library Card by William Miller / Racial Equality
All The Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanska / Racial, Ethnic Diversity
All The Colors are We by Katie Kissinger / Racial, Ethnic Diversity
Black is Brown is Tan by Arnold Adoff / Racial, Ethnic Diversity
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman / Racial, Ethnic Diversity
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by EB Lewis / Racial, Gender Equality
The Other Side by Woodson / Racial, Ethnic Diversity

 


 

Paul and Sebastian by Ulises Wensell / Stereotypes, Exclusion of Groups
This is Our House by Michael Rosen / Stereotypes, Exclusion of Groups
Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss / Stereotypes, Exclusion of Groups
Is Your Family Like Mine? by Lois Abramchik / Non-Traditional Families
Why are All Families Different? by Mary Atkinson / Non-Traditional Families
Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin by Susanne Bosche / Non-Traditional Families
ABC: A Family Alphabet Book by Bobbie Combs / Non-Traditional Families
123: A Family Counting Book by Bobbie Combs / Non-Traditional Families
Mama Eats Ants, Yuck by Barbara Lynn Edmonds / Non-Traditional Families
Asha’s Mums by Rosamund Elwin & Michele Paulse / Non-Traditional Families
The Sissy Ducklings by Harvey Fierstein / Non-Traditional Families
Jennifer has Two Daddies by Priscilla Galloway / Non-Traditional Families
Zack’s Story by Keith Elliot Greenberg / Non-Traditional Families
My House by Brenna and Vicki Harding / Non-Traditional Families
Celebrating Families by Rosemarie Hausherr / Non-Traditional Families
How Would You Feel if Your Dad was Gay? by Ann Heron & Meridith Maran / Non-Traditional Families
Best Best Colors by Eric Hoffman / Non-Traditional Families
Lucy Goes to the Country by Joseph Kennedy / Non-Traditional Families
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman / Non-Traditional Families
Saturday is Pattyday by Leslea Newman / Non-Traditional Families
Gloria Goes to Gay Pride by Leslea Newman / Non-Traditional Families
All Families are Special by Norma Simon / Non-Traditional Families
Who’s In a Family? by R. Skutch / Non-Traditional Families
What Kind of Family Do You Have? by Gretchen Super / Non-Traditional Families
My Two Uncles by Judith Vigna / Non-Traditional Families
Anna Day and the O-Ring by Elaine Wickens / Non-Traditional Families
Daddy’s Wedding by Michael Willhoite / Non-Traditional Families
Uncle What-Is-It is Coming to Visit! by Michael Willhoite / Non-Traditional Families
Daddy’s Roomate by Michael Willhoite / Non-Traditional Families
 

[Source: Dr. Kay Emfinger]

 

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