LGBTQ Pride Reading List

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor the Stonewall Uprising, which occurred from June 28, 1969 to July 3, 1969. The first Pride March was held on June 28, 1970.

To help celebrate LGBT Pride Month, see the recommended book list below:

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman 

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley 

The Hours by Michael Cunningham 

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times  edited by Carolina De Robertis

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 

B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy

Invisible Life by E. Lynn Harris

On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual by Merle Miller

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta 

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


LGBTQ Books for Teens


For more information about the LGBTQ Pride movement, visit the Library of Congress website.