15 LGBTQ+ Classics You Need to Read

15 LGBTQ+ Classics You Need to Read

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“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: Fiction

LGBTQIA+ History Month Reads: Fiction

I look at Molly and see myself—the whirlwind of questioning, anger, sadness, eventual acceptance… I’ve felt all of it. Her experience is by no means representative of all queer women, but I think there’s something really powerful and important about Rita Mae Brown’s tremendous effort to create a coming out and coming of age story that challenges stereotypes and cliches.

7 Beautifully Inspiring Books About Loving Unapologetically

7 Beautifully Inspiring Books About Loving Unapologetically

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Love is never easy, but we all deserve to love and be loved in return no matter how we identify ourselves and who we choose to love. Sorry, there was a lot of “love” in that sentence, but what the world needs now is just that, and on this National Coming Out Day let’s spread the sentiment to everyone—lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and everyone else a part of the rainbow flag.   Image via gyfcat   In honor of National Coming Out Day, let’s celebrate these stories that remind us all to be ourselves and love who we love.   …