The 50 most essential queer books coming this fall.
Looking back at a century of cover designs from all over the world for beloved queer books like Tipping the Velvet, Orlando, The Color Purple, Annie on my Mind, Rubyfruit Jungle and more.
You voted and the results are in – the best 100 queer-lady fiction or memoir books of all time!
In which all books mentioned herein were published after 1975 and almost everybody is both female and still alive.
In the rural South, the word “tomboy” is basically a euphemism for “She’s genderqueer, and she may or may not grow out of it. Hell if we know.”
So many short story books have at least a little touch of queer — like these from Dorothy Allison, Mary Gaitskill, Thisbe Nissen, Amy Bloom and more!
“Two or three things I know, two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that if we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form.”
“Oh, but that’s why I got to cut his throat,” she said plainly. “If I didn’t love the son of a bitch, I’d let him live forever.”
Take a look, it’s in a book, of reading rainbow (because “rainbows” are a gay symbol and maybe you’re gay too, and have lesbian sex, etc)
We’re going to read Bastard Out Of Carolina and we want you to read it with us!
“I go to bed like I used to go to karate.”
Look, it’s a new open thread! We love to talk about books, so why don’t you talk about them with us!
When did you know you were gay? Kate McKinnon found her inner gay on the X-Files, Rachel Maddow used “rational deduction” — and Autostraddle presents our own personal stories of sexual awakening.