Every two weeks I’ll profile a queer lit title that’s outside of the public eye for one reason or another: obscure, small-press, older, aimed at a different niche, or otherwise underrated. This week, we’re learning about Chrystos!
Want to know how to have lesbian sex? These books have your back.
Topics include Charleston, Columbia House, Disney superfans, the sharing economy, romance novels, Margaret Cho and more!
Queer Book Club has lots of great recommendations, a new short story by Malinda Lo, a feminist coloring book and more!
You know about Alex Vause, but you may not know much about Catherine Cleary Wolters, the drug-smuggling lesbian in thick-rimmed glasses who inspired her character. That’s where Out of Orange comes in.
“Queer Sultry Summer,” the newest full-color mini-book from Autostraddle and Everyone is Gay, featuring new writing, illustrations by Rory Midhani, and an exclusive original Lumberjanes comic and so much more. It’s the best thing we’ve ever made. Seriously.
Topics include queer mamas and donor sperm, suicide in Palo Alto, Mary Gaitskill and men, orthodontics, black feminism, Baltimore and moar!
“Orange is the New Black” premieres today, here is your really thorough reading list — from Assata Shakur to nuns against nukes to incredible journalism on the various horrors of the U.S. criminal “justice” system.
Illustrated owls, Judy Blume’s new novel, the Lambda Literary Award winners, what Riese and Rachel have been reading, and more.
Although it is an individual’s work, it feels collective and empowering to see so many voices and ideas represented in this set of glosa poems.
Topics include indoor malls, therapy, queer identity (well it’s more complicated than that — you’ll see), Judy Blume, domestic abuse in South Carolina and more.
Sex scenes in YA, rereading books, stealing a pen from Douglas Adams’s grave and more.
We’re all gonna read The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson! We bet you’re gonna like it a lot or at least have lots of feelings about it.
Topics include Oscar the Grouch, Monster-in-Law, Uber, Key & Peele, the cruise industry, nail salons and more!
If you like lesbian history as much as I do, then you’ll love all these books about queer life in various towns, states, cities and countries. Your input is welcome!
Structuring and restructuring the self through notebooks, the city with the most bookstores per capita, poetry collections that are like documentaries and more.
Queer Canadian poets tend to be experimental, to push against boundaries. They tell it like it is, challenge our ways of thinking, and actively organize for change. Their words are hilarious, heartbreaking, and wise. Here are some queer Canadian poets — mostly female-identified — whose words have changed my world for the better.
I told myself 2015 was the year of living my truths. I’m excited to have a guide in this book, and in Leah’s soulful mission to love and be loved — the rest of it be damned.
Topics include Dominique Moceanu, crowdfunding, recording our lives on social media, illness and diagnosis in comics, fan fiction, murder, the end of “bohemian” San Francisco and so much more!
Poets to start reading now, what to do about the VIDA results, kids being told to stop reading and more.