Whether your thing is memoir, fiction, new poetry or YA, there’s definitely something coming out this summer by and/or about queer people that you’re going to want to throw in your bag for the beach, get points for in your library’s summer reading program, or share with that new babe you just started seeing who loves your poetry recs.
8 queer women books to make you laugh!
Plus: New trailers for new seasons of Claws, Pose, and Jessica Jones; stabby Killing Eve news and interviews; Amber Benson’s playing gay again; Gentleman Jack has been renewed; that murdery lesbian cello Netflix movie, and more!
Booksmart honors, skewers, and completely transcends every genre it’s a part of.
The film opens in sneak peeks around the country today and in wide release next Friday.
Homophobic bullying among children, intense period pain is not normal, Stonewall at 50, queering psychedelics, Maddie Ross, and more!
Eight books with steamy summer affairs between women, with some settings abroad to boot!
These awesome eight crime books, including mysteries, thrillers, and true crime, all feature queer women!
Madeline Miller’s Circe was one of the most talked-about books of the year in 2018, and there’s a reason that we all love queer girl revisionings like Malinda Lo’s queer lit contemporary classic Ash. In that vein, here are 18 books that look at classic tales from a new point of view.
LGBT fiction for the tween / young teen in your life, or for anyone who likes a good queer book (spoiler: that’s everyone).
Join Ms. for Cocktails and Conversation with Cherríe Moraga!
At the inaugural event for our new book club community series, author and activist Cherrie Moraga will join Ms. digital editor Carmen Rios in Los Angeles for a conversation about her memoir Native Country of the Heart.
$10 for Ms. Members | $20 for Non-Members
Non-member tickets include admission to the reception and conversation with Cherríe and a one-year membership to Ms.—including print and digital access to the magazine and discounted access to future Ms. events.
We recommend reading the book in advance. Click here to purchase: https://amzn.to/2FBdJrZ
ABOUT THE BOOK
In her intensely moving new memoir, Native Country of the Heart, Cherríe Moraga writes with piercing intimacy about her mother’s past and her own coming-of-age in a half-Mexican, half-Anglo household, where she struggled to come to terms with her own burgeoning queer identity within her family’s Catholic community. “Who needs Juan Preciado or Pedro Paramo when there is Elvira Isabel Moraga and her daughter?” author Myriam Gurba wrote of the “double memoir” in the latest issue of Ms. “As Moraga demonstrates compellingly, they are the stuff of literature, too.”
Cherríe Moraga is a writer and cultural activist whose work serves to disrupt the dominant narratives of gender, race, sexuality, feminism, indigeneity and literature in the United States. A co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, Moraga co-edited the highly influential volume This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color in 1981. After 20 years as an Artist-in-Residence in Theater at Stanford University, Moraga was appointed a professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018—where, with her artistic partner Celia Herrera Rodríguez, she instituted Las Maestras Center for Xicana Indigenous Thought and Art Practice. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Playwriting Fellowship Award and a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature.
Carmen Rios is the Digital Editor at Ms., co-founder and Contributing Editor at Argot Magazine and co-host of Trigger Happy, a weekly feminist webseries on Binge Networks. Her writing, which has been published by outlets including BuzzFeed, BITCH, Everyday Feminism, ElixHER, GrokNation, Girlboss and Feministing, spans the political and personal, emerging from her own background as a mixed-race queer woman of color raised by a working-class single mother.
Plus updates on: The Good Fight, Grey’s Anatomy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Will & Grace, Jane the Virgin, Legacies, Roswell, Riverdale and Now Apocalypse!
Here are 20 novels, YA titles, memoirs, poetry collections, and more that we think you’ll absolutely love. What are you excited about reading this spring?
Plus trailers for Killing Eve season two, Gentleman Jack, Anna Paquin’s Tell It to the Bees, Ellen Page’s My Days of Mercy, and a little chatter about The L Word.
And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives…
Have you read Stray City by Chelsey Johnson? It’s got great authentic representation of supportive queer community. Here are eight more books featuring queers who show up for each other!
Novels, memoirs, essay and short story collections that are really good and also have sex in them that involve two or more women! Wow!
You’d be surprised the kind of memories that can be sparked by a simple phrase or even by the look and feel of a book.
Can you even believe this list has 68 (!!) upcoming 2019 queer YA books? WOW. No matter what kind of LGBT YA you’re into, there is something on this list for you.
Unfortunately, most parenting books weren’t written with queer moms, trans dads, non-binary parents and gestational carriers, and families that look like ours in mind.