So if you're looking to relate, to escape or simply to broaden your horizons this year, look no further than this list which we curated from hours of reading and whittling down. As Kimia sits in a hospital waiting room, anticipating her IVF results, she reflects on the history of her family, from her great grandfather with his 52 wives to her parents, Darius and Sara, who fought back against each corrupt regime of their time in Iran. At the age of ten, Kimia travelled across the Kurdish border and through Turkey to eventually land in France when her parents flee Iran.
There are few things more satisfying than seeing oneself reflected in literature. And with increasing threats to civil liberties, representation matters more than ever. This year offers a veritable rainbow-colored cornucopia of the best LGBTQ books, including novelsmemoirsand poetry.
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Feb 13, AM. With Amazon's new Kindle Select program there are more and more quality gay titles available for free during special promotions. So, I thought I would shamelessly start this thread out with the first book in my Disciples of Goedric Trilogy: Gay Gene Rising, which is currently available on Amazon for free
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Though one could make the case that gay literature dates back to centuries B. Until now. Over the last few decades, there has been an uptick in coming-of-age stories starring homosexual protagonists, both on the page and on the screen.
While queer-lit history stretches back to the days of Sappho mooning over girls, queer YA is significantly younger. This tragi-queer novel set the stage for the awkward first decades of queer YA. Very few were being published, and the ones that were had narratives that centered around the tragedy of being queer.