LGBTQ Authors Virtual Display
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LGBTQ Authors Virtual Display


June is Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and created a legal way for people of the same sex or gender to gain the same rights as straight couples, which was finally passed in June 2015.

To celebrate this Pride Month, let’s read books by LGBTQ authors across genres—coming-of-age stories, realistic fiction, autobiographies and memoirs, magical realism, literary fiction, and more. This virtual display is a place just to start as it consists of five inspiring books and links to authors’ websites. One quick way to find more books by LGBTQ authors and LGBTQ supporters is visiting PCC OverDrive.

Book by Becky Albertalli

Ebook

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Summary: 16-year-old Simon is being blackmailed by another student, and is afraid if his secret is revealed, so will someone else’s be.

Audiobook

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author’s Website

Becky Albertalli

Video

Love, Becky: One-on-One with Author Becky Albertalli

Book by Samra Habib

Ebook

We Have Always Been Here
Summary: Habib chronicles her experiences as a child in Pakistan, an immigrant in Toronto, a young adult exploring freedom, and as a queer, Muslim woman.

Author’s Website

About Me – Samra Habib

Video

Samra Habib on the Complexities of Being Ahmadi Muslin and Queer

Article

Canada’s Samra Habib Champions the Rights of LGBTI Refugees

Book by David Levithan

Ebook

Every Day
Summary: Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.

Author’s Website

David Levithan

Video

David Levithan on Every Day

Article

Interview: David Levithan, Author of “Every Day”

Book by Ocean Vuong

Ebook

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Summary: Written as a letter from a gay son to his illiterate, Vietnamese refugee mother, this novel explores his family’s history, their struggles to survive, and his own struggle to find love.

Audiobook

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Author’s website

Ocean Vuong

Video

Ocean Vong on War, Sexuality and Asian-American Identity

Book by Bryan Washington

Ebook

Memorial
Summary: A funny, sexy, profound dramedy about two young men at a crossroads in their relationship and the limits of love.

Audiobook

Memorial

Author’s Website

Bryan Washington

Video

Bryan Washington Discovered He Was on Obama’s Favorite Books Lisas at a Boba Shop

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