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A Pride Reading List

Happy Pride Month! The annual marking of Pride in June coincides with the 1969 Stonewall uprising, which is largely noted as the start of the Gay Liberation movement. While this exploration and celebration of LGBTQIA+ identity, history, and contemporary experience is usually heralded by festivity and the coming together of community, this year and last have seen reduced in-person parades and celebrations across the country in light of the pandemic. Thankfully, there is a bounty of books by authors across this spectrum who can share their voices even without huge gatherings. As always, the reading list below can only offer a little taste! The publishing industry increasingly confronts its responsibility to offer a diverse spectrum of voices, and some of this success is highlighted below the the recent publications of LGBTQIA+ authors. Click the links below to read about and request novels, histories, memoirs, poetry, and more.


Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman

The Death of Vivek Oji, Emezi Akwaeke

With Teeth, Kristin Arnett

Another Country, James Baldwin

Patsy, Nicole Dennis-Benn

Cleanness, Garth Greenwell

Less, Andrew Sean Greer

Speak No Evil, Uzodinma Iweala

The Prophets, Robert Jones Jr.

The End of Eddy, Édouard Louis

Sugar Run, Mesha Maren

Outlawed, Anna North

Under the Udala Trees, Chinelo Okparanta

When Katie Met Cassidy, Camille Perri

Detransition, Baby, Torrey Peters

On Swift Horses, Shannon Pufahl

An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon

Real Life, Brandon Taylor

Memorial, Bryan Washington

The Liar's Dictionary, Eley Williams

Annabel, Kathleen Winter

Frankissstein: a love story, Jeanette Winterson

Orlando: a biography, Virginia Woolf

Nonfiction: Memoirs, Histories, Poetry, and More

Boy Erased: a memoir, Garrard Conley

Untamed, Glennon Doyle

In the Dream House: a memoir, Carmen Maria Machado

Fairest: a memoir, Meredith Talusan

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