LGBT+ reading recommendations

At our most recent PFLAG meeting, conversation about LGBT-inclusive books came up, prompting the desire among some of our members for a list of reading recommendations. Although it isn’t exhaustive, we’ve started to make that list here and will be adding to it as new titles are brought to our attention.

YA Fiction
Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Ask the Passengers
by A.S. King
I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson
Gracefully Grayson
by Ami Polonsky
Guardian of the Dead
by Karen Healey

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gay vs. Christian Debate by Justin Lee
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Julia Sondra Decker
This Book is Gay by James Dawson
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill

If you have any recommendations of your own, please leave a comment with the title and author below!


2 thoughts on “LGBT+ reading recommendations

  1. Anything by Leslea Newman. From children’s books like Heather Has 2 Mommies to poetry collections to novels, short stories and nonfiction. I’ve never come across something I didn’t love. The Charlotte LGBT Parent book club is reading The Reluctant Daughter.


  2. I really enjoyed This is the Way it Always Is by Laurie Frankle. A 2017 fiction novel by a Seattle author who also happens to be Mom to an 8 yo transgender child. It would be a really good book club recommendation as it explores so many of the issues with humor, honesty and lots of love.


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