Queer books all around!
Can we get some more LGBTQ+ movies from major AND independent studios?
I still want to be highlighting Black authors and Black stories, but because it’s also Pride month. So let’s get queer up in here!
This month I am prioritizing Black queer voices in my reading to learn more. Urge publishers to be more inclusive because Black lives matter. People of color matter and they need our love and support.
We’ve seen your statements. We’ve seen you state you want to “do better.” So this is what we’re asking from you.
As part of Readers for Equality, we’ve put together four actionable items you can take to uplift the voices of the many literary content creators of color. We are asking for transparency. We are asking for compensation. We are asking for a seat at the table.
To everyone else in the literary world, if you stand with us, please help by sharing this graphic in your own feed and in your stories. Together we can effect change.
June is Pride Month! I did a post last year of some of my favorite LGBTQ+ reads and this time around, I thought that I would help jumpstart your summer TBR lists with specific summer LGBTQ+ BOOKS. Everyone has been making this post lately, but I thought I would add some of my favorites.
Happy Pride Month!
I do not identify with the LGBTQ+ community, but I am a major ally and advocate. I think the YA community has some incredible stories about teens wrestling with their feelings about their sexuality and trying to figure out what it all means. On the opposite side, there are some books about people who are so sure of themselves. So sure about who they are and what they represent. So, I thought I would round up a list of YA books that center around queer characters. Some of these are also own voices rep. These are all books that I have read and really love, but as someone who doesn’t identify, I’m not the person to accurately judge the representation. Just giving out my recommendations of some great stories and character arcs.