These are the essential LGTBIQ+ themed books on your bookshelf


In this Booklist LGTBIQ+ Headlines on diversity and collective expression that made history. From the timeless classics like Orlando From Virginia Woolf, to the latest hits on the young adult bookshelf, like graphic novels the heart also The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

“On earth we’re great fast.”

Ocean Vong, 2019

This young Vietnamese writer has planted poetry and essays We are great on earth For the first time in the narrative genre. It is a novel that includes various letters referring to his past as an immigrant who does not fit the United States, his “host” country. He suffers double discrimination because of his immigrant status and also because he is gay. This is a shocking book that will not leave anyone indifferent.

Virginia Woolf, 1928

This book, rejected by VOX in the municipality of Valdemorillo, was published nearly 100 years ago by a woman critic and dissenter who today still stirs consciences and makes history. The work deals with homosexuality, female sexuality and the role of women in society and as literary creators in different historical periods.

Judith Butler, 1990

Butler is one of the primary authors on LGTBIQ+ topics and her work is essential to understanding collective thought today. Contested Gender: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity It is considered one of the founding texts of the theory gayIn addition to laying the foundations for postmodern and post-structuralist feminism.

“Trans History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution”

Susan Striker, 2017

This article brings together the key moments of the political and cultural movement that led to LGBTQ struggles from a critical and non-colonial point of view. Thus, the biographies of some of the heroes of the fleeting conflict are shown and how their story is built in the global context. Among its pages we can read battles of the body, of language, of law, of academia, of medicine… including such episodes as the cafeteria riots at Compton and the Stonewall revolt.

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Alice Othman, 2019

This comic has captured the hearts of thousands of young people around the world. It was originally a webcomic that ended up being published on paper. Today it is one of the most successful graphic novels in recent years whose adaptation on Netflix has been very well received. The story revolves around Charlie Spring, who after meeting Nick Nelson develops a friendship that will eventually become something more.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

This novel was a Book of the Month Finalist and nominated for the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award in the 2017 Best Historical Fiction Novel category.

The story is about the story of Evelyn Hugo, a Hollywood star who, at the age of 79, is interviewed by a practically unknown journalist. He admits to her that, in fact, he wants her to take over the writing of his autobiography. To do this, she will reveal all the secrets of her public and private life, including her seven husbands.

“apartment in Uranus”

Paul B Preciado, 2019

Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system, and it is also the god of the sky in Greek mythology. But this name also leads to an appearance uranisma concept created by the first European sexual activist Karl Heinrich Ulrich in 1864 to define sex The third sex.

Dreaming of Paul B. Preciado has an apartment in Orano where he can live far from the relations of power, gender and race built by modernity. Says the author: “My trans state is a new way uranism. I’m not a man. I’m not a woman. I’m not straight. I’m not gay. I am opposed to the sex and gender system. I am the multiplicity of the universe enclosed in a binary epistemological and political system, I cry out before you. I am a Uranian scientist at the limits of scientific and technical capitalism.

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“the boy from the stars”

Chris Boyo, 2015

This collection of poems brings together the biography of its author from an animated and literary perspective. A brave and passionate book about self-improvement, falling in love, and the doubts and fears of young people.

Hanya Yanagihara, 2015

This novel about male friendship, abuse, and homosexuality became a best seller Worth studying. Finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award. It is an overwhelming story that draws the reader in from the first page. No one is left untouched after it is finished.

Didier Eribon, 2009

This work is a genealogy of sociologist Didier Iribon’s break with traditional values ​​associated with poverty, xenophobia, and homophobia. After living several years in Paris, where he was able to freely live out his homosexuality, he will return to Reims to rediscover the world he left behind.

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