June is Pride Month!

June is the most beautiful month of the year and also when LGBT+ communities world-wide come together to celebrate and honor the freedom to be themselves. The original organizers chose this month to pay homage to the Stonewall uprising in June1969, in New York City, which helped spark the modern gay rights movement. Listed are new releases and about-to-be-released books that honor and touch on LGBTQ+ stories, history, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry— for adults and young ones. Curated by Vick.

 

Books: 
The LGBTQ + History Book (DK Big Ideas) By DK Cover Image
By DK
$27.99
ISBN: 9780744070736
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Published: DK - May 9th, 2023

Showcasing the breadth of the LGBTQ+ experience, this book explores and explains the most important ideas and events in LGBTQ+ history and culture. The diverse, global account explores the most important moments, movements, and phenomena, from the first known lesbian love poetry of Sappho to Kinsey’s modern sexuality studies, and features biographies of key figures from Anne Lister to Audre Lorde.


LGBTQ+ Trailblazers of San Francisco By William Lipsky Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467151863
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Published: History Press - May 29th, 2023

Showcasing the breadth of the LGBTQ+ experience, this book explores and explains the most important ideas and events in LGBTQ+ history and culture. The diverse, global account explores the most important moments, movements, and phenomena, from the first known lesbian love poetry of Sappho to Kinsey’s modern sexuality studies, and features biographies of key figures from Anne Lister to Audre Lorde.


Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America By Martin Duberman Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593083987
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Published: Plume - June 4th, 2019

The definitive account of the Stonewall Riots, the first gay rights march, and the LGBTQ activists at the center of the movement. 
 


The Pride Atlas: 500 Iconic Destinations for Queer Travelers By Maartje Hensen Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781797217550
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 2nd, 2023

A guide to the best places and events the queer world has to offer, spanning the globe and taking you from metropolitan must-sees, like the birthplace of Pride in New York or the world’s first gayborhood in Berlin, to lesser-known gems, like a trans designer’s clothing store in São Paulo or the first LGBTQ+ bar in Nepal.


The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag By Sasha Velour Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780358508083
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Published: Harper - April 4th, 2023

This book is like a quilt, piecing together memoir, history, and theory into a living portrait of an artist and an art. Within these pages, illustrated throughout with photos and original artwork, Sasha Velour illuminates drag as a unique form of expression with a rich history and a revolutionary spirit.


Just as You Are: A Novel By Camille Kellogg Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593594704
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - April 25th, 2023

Psychologist Michelle Skeen and daughter, Kelly Skeen, offer simple tips to help you overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, stop comparing yourself to others, and be more open and accepting of all aspects of who you are. You’ll also learn how to be more aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment using powerful mindfulness tools, and build a plan of action for the future based on your values.


Only This Beautiful Moment By Abdi Nazemian Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063039377
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 9th, 2023

Set against the backdrop of Tehran and Los Angeles, this tale of intergenerational trauma and love is an ode to the fragile bonds of family, the hidden secrets of history, and all the beautiful moments that make us who we are today.


Pageboy: A Memoir By Elliot Page Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250878359
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2023

Full of intimate stories, from chasing down secret love affairs to battling body image and struggling with familial strife, Pageboy is a love letter to the power of being seen. With this evocative and lyrical debut, Oscar-nominated star Elliot Page captures the universal human experience of searching for ourselves and our place in this complicated world.


The Luis Ortega Survival Club By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063060302
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 23rd, 2023

From the bestselling author of the National Book Award Finalist The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School comes a revenge story told with nuance, heart, and the possibility of healing. An ideal next read for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson.


From the World of Percy Jackson: The Sun and the Star (A Nico di Angelo Adventure) By Rick Riordan, Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781368081153
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Published: Disney Hyperion - May 2nd, 2023

From best-selling author Rick Riordan and award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a new standalone adventure featuring two of the most popular characters from the world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians.


The Celebrants: A Read with Jenna Pick (A Novel) By Steven Rowley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593540428
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 30th, 2023

Big Chill for our times, celebrating decades-long friendships and promises—especially to ourselves—by the bestselling and beloved author of The Guncle.


Is It Hot in Here (Or Am I Suffering for All Eternity for the Sins I Committed on Earth)? By Zach Zimmerman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781797217574
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 18th, 2023

In this laugh-and-cry-out-loud, memoir-esque exploration of selfhood, Zimmerman dives into the pros and cons of retiring a Bible-Belt-dwelling, meat-eating, God-fearing identity in exchange for a new, metropolitan lease on life—one of vegetarianism, atheism, queerness, and humor. Whether learning to absolve instilled religious guilt or reminiscing over Tinder dates gone horribly wrong, this book is a candid and hysterical look at one person's journey toward making peace with the past and seeking hope in the future.


Saint Juniper's Folly By Alex Crespo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682635773
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 6th, 2023

Alex Crespo’s queer haunted house mystery is equal parts spine-tingling thrills, a celebration of found family, and must-read for paranormal romance fans.


The Male Gazed: On Hunks, Heartthrobs, and What Pop Culture Taught Me About (Desiring) Men By Manuel Betancourt Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646221462
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Published: Catapult - May 30th, 2023

A witty, educated, and entertaining analysis of the development of a writer’s queer desire.


Lesbian Love Story: A Memoir In Archives By Amelia Possanza Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221059
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Published: Catapult - May 30th, 2023

For readers of Saidiya Hartman and Jeanette Winterson, Lesbian Love Story is an intimate journey into the archives—uncovering the romances and role models written out of history and what their stories can teach us all about how to love.


Big Gay Wedding: A Novel By Byron Lane Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250267146
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 30th, 2023

An unashamedly proud, loud, and hilarious novel about a small town that’s forever changed by a big gay wedding, perfect for fans of Red, White & Royal Blue and The Guncle.


The Late Americans: A Novel By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593332337
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 23rd, 2023

A novel of friendship and chosen family, The Late Americans asks fresh questions about love and sex, ambition and precarity, and about how human beings can bruise one another while trying to find themselves. 


Dykette: A Novel By Jenny Fran Davis Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250843135
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 16th, 2023

Unfolding over ten heady days, Dykette is an unforgettable love story at the crossroads of queer nonconformity and seductive normativity. With propulsive plotting and sexy, wickedly entertaining prose, Jenny Fran Davis captures the vagaries of desire and the many devastating places in which we seek recognition.


To Name the Bigger Lie: A Memoir in Two Stories By Sarah Viren Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982166595
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Published: Scribner - June 13th, 2023

Sarah’s story begins as she’s researching what she believes will be a book about her high school philosophy teacher, a charismatic instructor who taught her and her classmates to question everything—in the end, even the reality of historical atrocities. As she digs into the effects of his teachings, her life takes a turn into the fantastical when her wife, Marta, is notified that she’s been investigated for sexual misconduct at the university where they both teach.


All-Night Pharmacy: A Novel By Ruth Madievsky Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221509
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Published: Catapult - July 11th, 2023

With prose pulsing like a neon sign, All-Night Pharmacy is an intoxicating portrait of a young woman consumed with unease over how a person should be. As she attempts sobriety and sexual embodiment, she must decide whether to search for her estranged sister, or allow her to remain a relic of the past.


Girls and Their Horses By Eliza Jane Brazier Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593438886
Published: Berkley - June 6th, 2023

When the nouveau riche Parker family moves to an exclusive community in the heart of Southern California, they believe it’s their chance at a fresh start. Heather Parker is determined to give her daughters the life she never had—starting with horses. It’s not long before the Parker family is fully enmeshed in the horse world—from mean girl cliques to barn romances and dark secrets. With the end of summer horse show fast approaching, the pressure is on, and these mothers will stop at nothing to give their daughters everything they deserve. 


Tar Hollow Trans: Essays By Stacy Jane Grover Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780813197555
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - June 20th, 2023

The Disenchantment: A Novel By Celia Bell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593317174
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Published: Pantheon - May 16th, 2023

This radiant and thrilling debut follows a passionate love affair between two noblewomen who wish to free themselves from their repressive society, whatever the cost.


Yellowface: A Novel By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063250833
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Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023

Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R.F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. 


Quietly Hostile: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315699
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Published: Vintage - May 16th, 2023

Quietly Hostile makes light as Irby takes us on another outrageously funny tour of all the gory details that make up the true portrait of a life behind the screenshotted depression memes. Relatable, poignant, and uproarious, once again, Irby is the tonic we all need to get by.


Meet Me at the Lake By Carley Fortune Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593438558
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Published: Berkley - May 2nd, 2023

A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects, in this breathtaking new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After.


Rosewater By LIV Little Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781638930228
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Published: Zando - Get Lifted Books - April 25th, 2023

Featuring the poetry of Kai-Isaiah Jamal, Rosewater is a deliciously steamy queer romance from a bold new voice. An electric and captivating debut, Elsie's story teaches us that sometimes home is not always where we are, but who we are with . . .

TODAY and LGBTQ Reads Most Anticipated Book of 2023 - A Goodreads Buzziest Debut Novel of the New Year - An Electric Lit Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Book of Spring 2023 - A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of Spring & Summer 2023 - A Nylon April 2023 Must-Read Book - An Ebony Required Reading Pick for April


You Rule! By Rilla Alexander (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rilla Alexander (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781797211794
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 4th, 2023

Follow along as a boy and his dog tenderly care for a lost caterpillar until its transformation and release as a glorious butterfly. The author's bright, kid-friendly artwork makes an instant impression—a feast for the mind and the eyes! 


What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing By Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250223180
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - April 27th, 2021

Oprah Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. In conversation throughout the book, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it’s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future—opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.


The Gay Best Friend By Nicolas DiDomizio Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728270296
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - May 30th, 2023

"Outrageously witty and incisive! "The Gay Best Friend" captures all the kinetic energy of a 90s Julia Roberts film and queers it. A perfect summer read that reminds us: putting yourself first should never be a second thought." —Timothy Janovsky, author of Never Been Kissed


LGBTQIA+ Books for Children and Teens, Second Edition By Kathleen Breitenbach Breitenbach, Liz Deskins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780838938577
Published: ALA Editions - June 15th, 2023

Books for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual, and intersex readers and their allies continue to thrive and evolve in reflection of the variety of families and individual identities today. Deemed "an essential purchase" in a starred review by School Library Journal, this matchless guide returns in an updated edition. The authors highlight the best in LGBTQIA+ lit for young people while also addressing urgent topics such as the rise in book challenges. Offering library workers and teachers the information and tools they need to build a diverse, inclusive collection and confidently share it with the patrons they support, this resource.


The Humble Lover By Edmund White Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781639730889
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 2nd, 2023

From National Book Award-honored author Edmund White, a wildly hilarious and irreverent novel about a rich older man who falls in love with a young ballerino.


Alive at the End of the World By Saeed Jones, D. a. Powell (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Saeed Jones, D. a. Powell (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896511
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 13th, 2022

Pierced by grief and charged with history, this new poetry collection from the award-winning author of Prelude to Bruise and How We Fight for Our Lives confronts our everyday apocalypses.


Brother Sleep By Aldo Amparán Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781948579278
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Published: Alice James Books - September 13th, 2022

A collection of grievances through which a speaker mourns the loss of a brother, grandfather, and a sense of self as they navigate a landscape of desire marred by violence against queer and Mexican people.


Some Integrity By Padraig Regan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781800172081
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Published: Carcanet Press Ltd. - March 31st, 2022

The poems of Some Integrity bring something new to the Irish lyric tradition. Queerness is a way of looking, a perspective, grounded in an awareness of the porous and provisional nature of our bodies. The book's social encounters and exchanges, its responses to the work of artists, its figures in a landscape, and its considerations of food and desire work as capsule narratives and as an exhilarating extension of that lyric tradition.