June is Pride Month, a time to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising that took place in 1969, a key moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and a time to celebrate and recognize LGBTQ+ communities.
In honor of Pride Month I’ve curated this list of my personal favorite books from a variety of genres that center or highlight the LGBTQ+ experience.
We don’t spend a lot of time talking about the importance of fiction around here; we take it for granted. It’s the air we breathe. But today, let me stop and say: Good books matter for a zillion reasons, including reading’s inherent power to influence hearts and impact lives. The lives, stories, and voices that grace our pages matter. To see yourself in the pages of a book matters. To read about and educate yourself on the experiences of others that are totally unlike your own matters.
There are so many more books I could have shared here, so please fill up the comments section with your own favorites! I can’t wait to see what you’ve read and loved.
Favorite LGBTQ+ Adult Fiction
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Favorite LGBTQ+ YA Novels
Favorite LGBTQ+ Memoirs
Favorite LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels and Graphic Memoirs
What are your favorite LGBTQ+ reads? Please tell us all about them in the comments section!