This is the gay pride flag. I would like to point out that it is AWESOME.
June is National Pride Month, which everyone–gay or straight–can celebrate. A perfect way to support Pride Month, and the GLBT community, is through GLBT books: by buying them, reading them, requesting them from the library and talking about them, you are getting the visibility out there, and are supporting the community, which is fabulous and wonderful.
As a lesbian author, I understand how deeply important it is to talk about my own book, The Dark Wife, because talking about it is getting it out there. There simply is not as great of an audience for GLBT literature as there is for straight–and any help bridging that gap is extraordinarily appreciated.
I thought, then, for Pride Month, I would compile a list of some of my favorite GLBT books–some you may have heard of, some you may not have, all ridiculously excellent and wonderful. By spreading the word about GLBT books, you widen the audience and bridge the gap and divide between “straight” and “gay”–pick up one of the following and get the dialogue going! ❤
– Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller
One of my favorite books of all time–Little House on the Prairie, with lesbians.
– Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark
Lesbian werewolves, awesomely written. That, right there, is reason enough to clutch this book to your bosom, I promise.
– Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
A mad house in the Victorian era, and a courageous young woman who finds herself in the midst of it all. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
– Roses and Thorns by Chris Anne Wolfe
A lesbian retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.” One of the most beautiful books I have ever read.
– Ash by Malinda Lo
A lesbian retelling of “Cinderella.” Beautiful.
– Anything by Sarah Waters. Trust me on this one.
What are some of your favorite GLBT novels? Please share in the comments~