Pride Month TBR

Jun 2, 2020

Hello, and Happy Pride Month! June is Pride Month, which celebrates people who identify as various sexual orientations and gender identities across the spectrum, as well as to commemorate Black trans pioneer/activist Marsha P. Johnson and butch lesbian Storme Delaverie who led the Stonewall riot in June 1969 which won Gay Rights. There are many ways to celebrate Pride Month this month and every month, and one way we celebrate in the bookish community is by reading and supporting queer books by queer authors.

I compiled a list of books I plan to read for Pride Month and included LGBTQ+ organizations to support and donate to as well.


🎧 You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Crown (Black bi MC, f/f)
🎧Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (Black trans demiboy mlm MC, Black Bengali LI, Black/Puerto Rican/white side character, lesbian side character, gay side character, sapphic side character, nonbinary side character)
📖 I Hope You're Listening by Tom Ryan (f/f MC + LI)


📖 The Black Veins by Aisha Monet (Black bi female MC, Black bi male MC, trans ace MC, Puerto Rican queer MC)
📖 Baker Thief by Claudie Arsenault [re-read] (aro bigender MC, biromantic demisexual MC, nonbinary side characters, aromantic side characters, trans side characters)
📖 Pax Novis by Erica Cameron [re-read] (nonbinary MC, nonbinary characters, ace characters, sapphic parents)


🎧 The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (Jamaican-Greek-Cyprian gay MC)
📖 A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson (POC gay MC & LI, m/m)
📖 The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho (Chinese nonbinary MC, gay side characters)


📖 Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities, edited by Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker, Kat Gupta (nonbinary rep)
📖 Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon (genderfluid, nonbinary)
🎧 I'll Be the One by Layla Lee (Korean-American bi MC, lesbian side characters)


🎧 The Perfect Assassin by K. A. Doore (gay ace MC, lesbian side characters, POC characters)
📖 Ida by Alison Evans (biracial bi MC, poc queer MC, genderfluid MC + LI, trans side character)
📖 The Fate of Stars by S.D. Simper (wlw)


📖 The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli (Jewish gay rep)
📖 You, Me, U.S. by Brigette Bautista [re-read] (Filipino f/f)
🎧 Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Domican wlw MC, f/f)

Before you go, please donate to LGBTQ+ orgs if you can! ♥ Feel free to let me know of other LGBTQ+ orgs to add onto this list.

The Trevor Project
Human Rights Campaign
National Black Justice Coalition
Lambda Legal
Trans Women of Color Collective
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Homeless Black Trans Women Fund
Pride Foundation
Immigration Equality

♥ How are y'all celebrating Pride?
What are you planning on reading this month? ♥
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