We’re discussing We Were Witches and sharing a brilliant interview with author Ariel Gore. Come join Autostraddle Book Club – the comments are wide open and we wanna hear everything you’ve got to say about this book.
Love queer speculative fiction but don’t have the time or energy to read novels or series? Then these eight collections and anthologies of queer speculative short fiction are for you!
Celebrate LGBT History Month by reading LGBT history books!
Gurba’s writing feels devastating and holy and hilarious all at once, like a dead sea scroll that is as fun to read as an old issue of Playboy.
We Were Witches by Ariel Gore is an autobiographical novel that uses magick spells and inverted fairy tales to combat queer scapegoating, domestic violence, and high-interest student loans. We’re going to read it together this month!
“To read a piece about lesbian e e cummings, you have to fully commit, but you could tell Dr. Brown was scared.”
“Fetch” is a beautiful love letter to a pet, a coming of age story, and an exploration of all the complexities of what it really means to take care of another living being.
Lucky’s been walking a thin line. She desperately wants to maintain a relationship with her family, and especially with her mother, but she also aches to live as an out lesbian.
“By the end of the seventies, women were in fashion: every Parisian woman, gay or straight, fell in love with women as if it were the most natural thing in the world.”
These gritty and glittery queer urban fantasy novels feature sex-work activism, genetic experiments, polyamory, erotic antique-postcard painting, sibling rivalry and more — and a ton of queer women characters.
KOKUMO blasts through the bullshit rhetoric and tokenism that too-often engulf queer and trans communities in order to expose the raw struggle to survive at their heart.
Priestdaddy, the poet’s new coming-of-age memoir, has a lot of twists and a lot of power.
Everything on the internet you need to read about The Handmaid’s Tale, plus our discussion!
Looking for clearly queer Asian and Pacific Islander women in fiction? Look no further.
Runaways, witches, and girl gangs: a review and conversation with Kai Cheng Thom on her new book, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars.
Queer young adult fiction is exploding right now, but with so much out there, how can you figure out what to read next? These 25 queer YA novels — including superheroes, romance, small-town mysteries, mermaids, assassins and more — all feature or were written by LGBTQ women.
“So, are menstrual bags good, or are they bad? Do they empower women, or further constrict them? It becomes obvious that this is not a zero-sum game, and Moore illuminates the coexistence of multiple conflicting truths.”
Many books that feature masculine women characters or characters on the trans masculine spectrum show sexual assault. These ones don’t.
Reading for today’s dystopia, today.
“Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Volume Two,” with interviews by King and edited by Elena Rose, is a collection of 16 interviews with queer and trans artists of color that inspire, empower and give an intimate glance into the creative process of some of the most interesting artists in the world.