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LGBTQ+ Books for Grown-Ups

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni
A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns.

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel : Essays by Alexander Chee
From the author of "The Queen of the Night," an essay collection exploring how we form our identities in life, in politics, and in art.

Less : A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.

Love Wins : The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper
The inspiring true story of the lovers and lawyers behind one of the most important national civil rights victories in decades: the legalization of same-sex marriage in all fifty states.

Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France
The "Queer Eye" star and designer recounts his complicated early life as a closeted gay youth from a traditional South Asian family in Yorkshire, sharing insights into his coming of age, emergence as an artist, and happy marriage.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
A first novel by the award-winning poet is written in the form of a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read about the impact of the Vietnam War on their family.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.

Sissy : A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia
A gender-diverse cultural influencer on both the Forbes "30 Under 30" and "OUT 100" lists examines how their religious, political and educational experiences revealed the need for greater cultural inclusion and anti-discrimination legislation that acknowledges the gender spectrum.

Speak No Evil : A Novel by Uzodinma Iweala
An Ivy League-bound star athlete from a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., and his best friend, the daughter of prominent government insiders, struggle with brutal responses to the young man's sexual orientation before finding themselves speeding toward a violent and senseless future.

The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
This first in a series of novellas centers around a pair of twins, Mokoya & Akeha, as they navigate a complicated political landscape & constantly dodge the schemes set forth by their mother, the Protector.

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.

The Merry Spinster : Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg
A collection of darkly whimsical stories based on classic fairy tales updates familiar favorites with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity and feminist mischief.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
A family reshapes their ideas about family, love and loyalty when youngest son Claude reveals increasingly determined preferences for girls' clothing and accessories and refuses to stay silent.

Tinderbox : The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W Fieseler
A reconstruction of the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans' subterranean gay community describes how the Up Stairs Lounge and dozens of innocent patrons were targeted in what became a catalyzing event in the gay liberation movement.

Tomorrow Will Be Different : Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride
The national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign presents a timely memoir about her struggles with gender identity and relationships against a backdrop of the transgender equality movement.

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
A romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want.

Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht
Navigating the underground gay scene of 1962 Greenwich Village, quick-witted Vera Kelly is recruited for the CIA and infiltrates a group of student activists in Buenos Aires before a coup leaves her stranded in hostile territory.


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