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“All the World Beside” by Garrard Conley

Garrard Conley, the author of the bestselling memoir Boy Erased, covers similar themes of reconciling queer sexuality with a deeply repressive religious community in this foray into historical fiction. In 18th-century Massachusetts, a Puritan preacher falls in love with a physician who leaves Boston to join his small religious community. Their affair and the steps […]

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Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Sketchtasy follows narrator Alexa and her friends through life in mid-1990s Boston. They party, go to clubs, dance, meet people, and try to experience the pleasures of life, while, as queer people, also facing homophobia and living through the height of the AIDS crisis. Sycamore’s writing is gripping: while reading, I felt as if I […]

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“Open Throat” by Henry Hoke

Open Throat follows the adventures of a cougar in Los Angeles. Though they are elderly and prey on younger men, they are not the kind of cougar you might assume. The real P-22 puma lived in L.A.’s Griffith Park from 2012-2022, and author Henry Hoke has spun a colorful narrative based on sightings of the […]

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“The Wedding Banquet” by Ang Lee

Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) is a gay Taiwanese man who lives in New York with his white American partner, Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein). Constantly urged by his traditional parents to settle down with a nice woman, Wai-Tung decides to embark on a marriage of convenience with his tenant Wei-Wei (May Chin), who is in need of a […]

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YA books for Pride

Check out a selection of LGBTQ+ young adult books that have been released in the past year! You can find these and many more in the Teen Zone! See one you like? Click the image to request it from our catalog!

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Virtual author event with Andrew Joseph White

June 14 at 7pm Join debut author Andrew Joseph White for a Pride Month discussion about his YA horror dystopia novel, Hell Followed With Us, about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors. Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed […]

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Messy Roots

This coming of age graphic memoir tells how Laura Gao immigrated to Texas from Wuhan, China when she was about 4 years old. It was quite the culture shock – no one could pronounce her name or where she was from. She eventually decided she wanted an Americanized name and chose Laura for herself. Growing […]