Contribute to Autostraddle’s A+ Community Bookshelf!

Happy Pride! Although ~the discourse~ makes it sound like Pride is a nonstop Berghain-style party in the streets, the truth has always been that Pride has so many more facets, especially here on Autostraddle (contribute to our pride gallery!) It's a great time of year to revisit our history and present, like the best lesbian & gay movies or our rich history of literature.

We've covered so many queer books from the past and present on Autostraddle, but we know there are always so many more titles out there to be discovered, and hearing from other members about what makes a book special to them is something we can only get within community.

We want to collect information about A+ members' favorite LGBTQ-themed books in an effort to create an indexed post of intra-community book recommendations for Pride month! We'd love to focus on books with LGBT themes by LGBT authors; other than that, genre, topic, and time period are up to you! We're trying this for the first time, so tha...

You've Reached A+ Content!

Reader support is the cornerstone of our business model and it enables us to keep this site and 99% of our content free for everyone. Although we’d never put up a paywall for anything we know is necessary to our community, we do provide bonus content for A+ members like this post, the A+ member advice column and our monthly behind-the-scenes newsletter. It’s our thank you to the A+ Members who are playing a key role in keeping independent queer media alive.

In 2020, 86% of our support came through readers who enable us to pay the incredible LGBTQ humans who make this community run. Your membership contribution helps us to do this.

You can become a member and join the community that keeps Autostraddle working starting at just $4 a month.

Every member makes a difference when it comes to helping Autostraddle thrive, build queer community, and be here for the next person who needs us.

Join A+ Today!

Already a member? Sign in

Before you go! It takes funding to keep this publication by and for queer women and trans people of all genders running every day. And A+ members keep the majority of our site free for everyone. Still, 99.9% of our readers are not members. A+ membership starts at just $4/month. If you're able to, will you join A+ and keep Autostraddle here and working for everyone?

Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

Rachel has written 1142 articles for us.