GLBT Book Month

June is GLBT Book month, a celebration of authors and writings that “reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community,” according to the American Library Association.

What Does LGBTQ Stand for? 

Here are some web guides to LGBTQ terminology:



Meanwhile, Elsewhere by Cat Fitzpatrick (Editor); Casey Plett (Editor) 
ISBN: 9781627290180

Queer Threads by Todd Oldham (Editor) 
ISBN: 9781623261054

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater 
ISBN: 9780374303235

Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert 
ISBN: 9780316349000

Fiction in Our Library

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin 
Call Number: 818 B181g
Orlando by Virginia Woolf 
Call Number: 828 W913o
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg 
Call Number: 813.54 F299s


Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S. J. Sindu 
ISBN: 9781616959470
A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom 
ISBN: 9781551526799
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon 
ISBN: 9781617755880
When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen
ISBN: 9781942683339

New York Public Library

Don’t forget, if you are a New York State resident you are eligible for a New York Public Library card, which will give you access to their audio and ebook collection. You can apply for a card here

NYPL recently posted Librarians on Meaningful Books in Their LGBTQ Journeys, which contains recommendations from librarians on LGBTQ reading materials. 

Book Lists

Nonfiction in Our Library

Another Mother Tongue by Judy Rae Grahn; Merriam 
Call Number: 306.766 G742a, 1990
Covering by Kenji Yoshino 
Call Number: 342.7308 Y65c
Defining Documents in American History – Lgbtq+ by Michael Shally-Jensen (Editor) 
Call Number: 323.3 L623 2018 c. 1
Finding Out by Jonathan F. Alexander; Deborah T. Meem; Michelle A. Gibson 
Call Number: 306.76 M494f2
The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman 
Call Number: 306.76 F144g
Gender Outlaws by Kate Bornstein; S. Bear Bergman 
Call Number: 306.76 G325 2010
Genderqueer by Joan Nestle; Riki A. Wilchins; Clare Howell 
Call Number: 306.76 G325 2002
Homophobia by Suzanne Pharr; Susan G. Raymond (Illustrator) 
Call Number: 306.766 P536h
Interpreting LGBT History by Susan Ferentinos 
Call Number: 306.76 F349i
Losing Matt Shepard by Beth Loffreda 
Call Number: 306.766 L828L
My Gender Workbook, Updated by Kate Bornstein 
Call Number: 305.3 B736m
Out and about Campus by Kim Howard (Editor); Annie Stevens (Editor) 
Call Number: 378.1 O94
Reconstructing Gender Reconstructing Gender by Estelle Disch 
Call Number: 305.3 R311 2009
Stonewall by David Carter 
Call Number: 306.7660973 C323s

Other Non-Fiction

Black on Both Sides by C. Riley Snorton 
ISBN: 9781517901738
The Black Penguin by Andrew Evans 
ISBN: 9780299311445
LGBTQ Stats by David Deschamps 
ISBN: 9781620972441

Children’s & Young Adult

As the Crow Flies Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she’s spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. As the journey wears on and the rhetoric wears thin, she can’t help but poke holes in the pious obliviousness of this storied sanctuary with little regard for people like herself . . . or her fellow camper, Melanie Gillman 
ISBN: 9781945820069


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