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15 Must-Read LGBTQ Books

Thought-provoking stories by renowned LGBTQ authors.

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Memoirs and Personal Discovery

A Boy's Own Story

A Boy's Own Story

By Edmund White

Becoming a Man

Becoming a Man

By Paul Monette

Family Life and Relationships

Consenting Adult

Consenting Adult

By Laura Z. Hobson

The Lord Won't Mind

The Lord Won't Mind

By Gordon Merrick

The Charioteer

The Charioteer

By Mary Renault

Trans, a memoir by Juliet Jacques

Trans

By Juliet Jacques

Classic Queer Literature

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The Drowning of Stephan Jones

By Bette Greene

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Shine

By Lauren Myracle

Women's Perspectives

Desert of the Heart

Desert of the Heart

By Jane Rule

Loving Her

Loving Her

By Ann Allen Shockley

Annie on My Mind

Annie on My Mind

By Nancy Garden

Modern LGBTQ+ Books

Cover of Less, a travel book by Andrew Sean Greer

Less

By Andrew Sean Greer

detransition baby, an lgbtq novel

Detransition, Baby

By Torrey Peters

follow your arrow, an lgbtq book for teens

Follow Your Arrow

By Jessica Verdi

seven tears at high tide, an asian romance novel

Seven Tears at High Tide

By C.B. Lee