22 Books for LGBTQ History Month

22 Books for LGBTQ History Month
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We rounded up 22 books for LGBTQ History Month that celebrate and reflect the stories and histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Scroll on to check out our picks.




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Burning the Night

By Glen Huser

Includes Author-Curated Discussion Questions!
From small-town Alberta, Curtis comes to Edmonton to obtain a teaching degree. There he forms a close friendship with his elderly, blind Aunt Harriet, considered a family pariah due to her eccentric enthusiasm for a lost world of ... Read more

I, Gloria Grahame

By Sky Gilbert

A professor of English literature writes the autobiography of his fantasy alter-ego, wanton movie star Gloria Grahame, while his own sexual desires go frustrated.

Denton Moulton — a shy, effeminate male professor — lives inside his head, where he is really a long-dead movie ... Read more

The Bridge

By Keith Maillard

One writer's deeply compelling story of growing up nonbinary in the 1940s and '50s

"Most people know their gender identity by the time they are two or three. My memories don't go back quite that far, but as far back as I do remember, I was never certain. I asked my mother and ... Read more

Poetry is Queer

By J Kirby

Poetry is Queer is a kaleidoscope of sexual outlaws, gay icons, Sapphic poets, and great lovers?real and imagined?conjured like gateway drugs to a queer world. Claiming the word ?queer? for those ? who self-proclaim the authority of their own bodies in defiance of church and ... Read more

Philistine, The

By Leila Marshy & Leila Marshy

Nadia Eid doesn't know it yet, but she's about to change her life. It's the end of the '80s and she hasn't seen her Palestinian father since he left Montreal years ago to take a job in Egypt, promising to bring her with him. But now she's twenty-five and he's missing in action, ... Read more

A Natural History of Transition

By Callum Angus

A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people can only have one transformation. Like the landscape studied over eons, change does not have an expiration date for these trans characters, who grow as tall as buildings, ... Read more

My Two-Faced Luck

By Brett Josef Grubisic

1990. Transferred to Horsetail Institution and mortally ill, an inmate devotes his remaining weeks to a project--recording his history on cassette tape. The account describes a curious queer journey that began in rural New England in 1927. Meditating on ruined family, illicit ... Read more

The Seat Next to the King

By Steven Elliott Jackson

In 1964, a white man walks into a public restroom in a Washington, DC park looking for sex. The next man who enters is a black man.

The Seat Next to the King explores the lives of two men who literally sat next to the most powerful men in America. Bayard Rustin, a friend to Martin ... Read more

Lyric Sexology Vol. 1

By Trish Salah

Largely written before the current cultural visibility of trans lit, Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 is Salah's prescient contribution to a canon of self-determined literature that explores transness. In this case, the author sidesteps the "I" in the text and instead draws on archives--sexological, ... Read more

Our Work Is Everywhere

By Syan Rose
Foreword by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

A visually stunning graphic non-fiction book on queer and trans resistance.

Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rise of queer and trans communities that have defied and challenged those who have historically opposed them. Through bold, symbolic imagery and surrealist, ... Read more