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20 LGBTQ+ Books To Celebrate Pride Month

  • FICTION

    HOUSEMATES

    MAY 28, 2024

FICTION

HOUSEMATES

by Emma Copley Eisenberg

Emotionally rich and quietly thought-provoking, this is simply a stunning fiction debut. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE FUTURE WAS COLOR

    JUNE 4, 2024

  • FICTION

    PERFUME & PAIN

    MAY 21, 2024

FICTION

PERFUME & PAIN

by Anna Dorn

A Sapphic roller-coaster ride and pitch-perfect homage to lesbian pulp fiction. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HOW IT WORKS OUT

    MAY 7, 2024

FICTION

HOW IT WORKS OUT

by Myriam Lacroix

As kaleidoscopic as the queer experience, this is an introduction to a writer of great imagination. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    HOMBRECITO

    JUNE 25, 2024

FICTION

HOMBRECITO

by Santiago Jose Sanchez

Heart-wrenching in its realism, this novel captures the recklessness of young lust and the enduring pain of familial love. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY

    MAY 7, 2024

FICTION

YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY

by Cat Sebastian

Another stunning queer historical romance from a writer at the top of her game. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    FOUR SQUARES

    JUNE 18, 2024

FICTION

FOUR SQUARES

by Bobby Finger

A big-hearted and relatable read, especially if you’re old enough to remember the 1990s. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    A SMALL APOCALYPSE

    MARCH 15, 2024

FICTION

A SMALL APOCALYPSE

by Laura Chow Reeve

Stories that explore what it means to buck the status quo amid suspicion of—or hostility toward—anything different. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    BLESSINGS

    JUNE 4, 2024

  • FICTION

    I'M A FOOL TO WANT YOU

    MAY 28, 2024

FICTION

I'M A FOOL TO WANT YOU

by Camila Sosa Villada ; translated by Kit Maude

Stark depictions of the lives of sex workers meet magical realism. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GLITTER AND CONCRETE

    SEPT. 12, 2023

HISTORY

GLITTER AND CONCRETE

by Elyssa Maxx Goodman

An essential addition to the literature of both drag and queer history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    LIKE LOVE

    APRIL 2, 2024

NONFICTION

LIKE LOVE

by Maggie Nelson

A revelatory gathering of beloved art and artists presented with distinctive prose. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    GAYTHEIST

    FEB. 6, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    CANDY DARLING

    MARCH 19, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CANDY DARLING

by Cynthia Carr

Carr resurrects a trans icon whose life, artistry, and struggle speak directly to our moment. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    LONG LIVE QUEER NIGHTLIFE

    MARCH 19, 2024

  • NONFICTION

    NOTHING EVER JUST DISAPPEARS

    FEB. 6, 2024

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

NOTHING EVER JUST DISAPPEARS

by Diarmuid Hester

An evocative reminder that it matters where we live—and where art is made. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DANCES OF TIME AND TENDERNESS

    JUNE 4, 2024

NONFICTION

DANCES OF TIME AND TENDERNESS

by Julian Carter

Lyrical, fervent ponderings on the intersection of queerness, art, eroticism, and history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MOBY DYKE

    JUNE 6, 2023

NONFICTION

MOBY DYKE

by Krista Burton

Fans of travel memoirs and Burton’s zealous personality will delight in this white-whale hunt. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MORALLY STRAIGHT

    JUNE 4, 2024

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

MORALLY STRAIGHT

by Mike De Socio

An inspiring report on how a quintessentially American youth organization finally exercised queer inclusivity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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