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LGBTQ+ Healing from Religious Hurt

During Pride Month, we celebrate LGBTQ+ victories and recognize the progress that still needs to be made. A painful part of the LGBTQ+ experience can be trauma associated with religion. Whether the hurt comes from outside sources, or a battle within oneself, reconciliation between faith and Queer identity is a difficult gap to bridge. The books in this list seek to provide healing and hope. 


Graphic Memoirs on Gender Identity

“Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” -Marjorie Blackman

“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.” -Anne Tyler

Expand your understanding of the lives of others by reading these memoirs about gender identity.



Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.


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