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13 Classic LGBTQ Novels to Celebrate Pride Month

These impressive works of fiction paved the way for the genre.

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Annie on My Mind

Annie on My Mind

By Nancy Garden

The Lord Won't Mind

The Lord Won't Mind

By Gordon Merrick

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

By Jeanette Winterson

A Boy's Own Story

A Boy's Own Story

By Edmund White

Desert of the Heart

Desert of the Heart

By Jane Rule

The Charioteer

The Charioteer

By Mary Renault

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

By Michael Chabon

The Ladies

The Ladies

By Doris Grumbach

Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

By May Sarton

In Youth Is Pleasure

In Youth Is Pleasure

By Denton Welch

Hold Tight

Hold Tight

By Christopher Bram

Splendora

Splendora

By Edward Swift

Afterlife

Afterlife

By Paul Monette