15 LGBTQ+ Classics You Need to Read

15 LGBTQ+ Classics You Need to Read

Author's Corner Book Culture Recommendations

“Every classic was written by a straight white man!” goes the saying. But in reality, a lot of books we now consider to be “classics” were written by people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ people. Dismissing all classic literature, or every book written before the turn of the millennium, as books written exclusively by old white dudes erases all of the work that people from marginalized groups did. So, because of pride month, and because literature (old and new) by underrepresented voices always deserves a special shout-out, here is a list of LGBTQ+ classics that you should read if you …

LGBTQIA+ History Month Reads: Nonfiction

LGBTQIA+ History Month Reads: Nonfiction

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a lyrically written story that will break your heart countless times before putting it back together again. Audre Lorde weaves together history, myth, and biography to create the biomythography of her life. In this new genre, she captures the pain of (not) being seen in a world that refuses to acknowledge or accept every part of you—even when you’re trying your hardest to be proud of those parts yourself. At the same time, Zami is an ode to the women who gave meaning to the power and strength Lorde would embrace as …