LGBTQ+ Books

Note: Just because a book is on this list doesn’t mean it’s explicitly about “gay things.” Some of the books on this list are included simply because a prominent character is LGBTQ. Also: YAY GAY!!

B

Bechdel, Alison
Are You My Mother?

Brown, Rita Mae
– Rubyfruit Jungle

D

Danforth, Emily M.
– The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Dumont, Jessie
– I Prefer Girls

E

Edman, Elizabeth M.
– Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity

F

Faderman, Lillian
– Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

H

Hall, Radcliffe
– The Well of Loneliness

J

July, Miranda
– The First Bad Man

K

Kerman, Piper
– Orange is the New Black

Kokie, E. M.
– Personal Effects

L

Lo, Malinda
– Ash

M

Maroh, Julie
– Blue is the Warmest Color

P

Peters, Julie Anne
– Between Mom and Jo
grl2grl

R

Rowell, Rainbow
– Fangirl

T

Tarttelin, Abigail
– Golden Boy

V

Verdi, Jessica
– The Summer I Wasn’t Me

W

Waters, Sarah
– The Paying Guests

Winterson, Jeanette
– Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?