It should come as a surprise to no one that I am a HUGE supporter of the LGBT community, and am in fact, part of the LGBT community, as I identify as bisexual. I was struggling to come up with a post this week, but then it hit me.
I wanted to do a post on Pride Month, but I tweaked it a bit, and decided to do a post where I recommend some books featuring LGBT characters in honor of it being Pride Month. I even asked my fellow book nerds for their recommendations because I wanted a pretty big list.
It encompasses MG, YA & NA.
Books that are already out
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas features a gay character
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Bennway features a gay character
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli features two gay characters
Black Iris by Leah Raeder features a bisexual main character
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson has a gay main character
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz has a bisexual main character
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz features two gay characters
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera features a gay main character
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley features two lesbian main characters
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson features two gay main characters
Alex as well by Alyssa Brugman features a male to female transgender character
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky features a male to female transgender character
Far From You by Tess Sharpe features a bisexual main character
The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi features a lesbian main character
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour features two lesbian main characters
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky features a gay character
Just Between Us by J. H. Trumble features two gay main characters
Where You Are by J. H. Trumble features two gay characters
Don’t Let Me Go by J. H. Trumble features a gay character.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan features two gay main characters
Trust the Focus by Megan Erickson features two gay characters
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan features two gay characters
One May Guy by Michael Barakiva features two gay characters
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth features two lesbian characters
Focus on Me by Megan Erickson features two gay main characters
The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen features two gay characters
Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler features two lesbian man characters
What We Left Behind by Robin Talley features a lesbian main character & a genderqueer main character
Trust Me, I’m Trouble by Mary Elizabeth Summer features a LGBT character
Cam Girl by Leah Raeder features a LGBT character
I know this is a lot of recs and I was honestly shocked to see so many people recommend books to me. I wasn’t expecting to have 30 books on this list. This list is in no way, a complete list. They are just the ones I loved, or the ones my fellow book lovers recommended.
Thank you to Andi S.,Kim B., Jenny, Stormy, Danielle, Hannah, Shelly, Giselle, Stefani, Kayla, Amber, Estelle, Kat, Dahlia. I could not have created this list without your help!