August 9th is #BookLoversDay, and we have the perfect way to celebrate! From historical accounts to fantasy romances, here are seven of our favorite queer books, both old and new, that we just know you’ll enjoy.
Queer, There, and Everywhere
Queer people have always existed and led fulfilling lives, even if your history books forget to mention them. From the creator of Quist, Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World is a biographical collection featuring 23 engaging stories about historic queer trailblazers of varying genders and sexualities. Click here to download our free reader’s guide today.
Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts)
We all love a high school drama– especially one that’s unapologetically queer! Jack of Hearts features a gay protagonist whose sex life fuels his high school’s gossip mill. Unfortunately gaining a stalker after starting a teen sex advice column, Jack and his friends race to uncover his secret admirer before their obsession becomes dangerous. Check out our interview with Jack to learn more about this scandalous story!
Project Contrast is a storytelling project that aims to give voices to LGBTQ+ youth across the United States. Featuring a wide collection of stories, this book is a moving and diverse compilation of queer voices. Click here to download our free reader’s guide today.
If you’ve been searching for an LGBTQ+ sci-fi adventure, we’ve got you covered! Written by out author Simon Curtis, Boy Robot is an action-packed rollercoaster that follows the story of Isaak whose life is drastically changed after a single night when his adoptive parents are murdered and he learns that he’s a government-made robot scheduled to be terminated. Click here to download our free reader’s guide today.
We Are Everywhere
As a queer people, it’s important we know our history and recognize the struggles of those who came before us. We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation is a painstakingly well-researched and colorful collection of queer activism, sweeping from the early activism of the 19th century to today. Featuring archival images and historical accounts, this book is an essential addition to anyone looking to learn about the roots of the Queer Liberation Movement. And don’t miss our It Gets Better video with the creators!
He Said, She Said
In He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey, YouTube sensation Gigi Gorgeous brings us on her personal journey, going deeper than ever before and exposing her vulnerability behind each struggle and triumph, with her signature humor on every page. While you’re at it, don’t miss our free-to-download viewer’s guide for Gigi’s documentary, This Is Everything.
It Gets Better
Edited by It Gets Better founded Dan Savage and Terry Miller, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living is a collection of inspiring personal essays and expanded testimonials created to show young queer people that even if the road ahead looks dark, it does get better. Learn more about this NYT Bestseller here.