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There are so many fantastic LGBTQ+ storytellers ready to be added to your reading list. Whether you’re looking for something new or looking for a great gift, these stories about love, loss and life, each told from a wholly unique perspective, are not to be missed.
In celebration of Pride month, we rounded up our favorite books written by queer authors: From artistic photo books, like “Queer Love in Color,” in which former New York Times reporter Jamal Jordan captures queer couples across the country, to earnest memoirs like “Everybody (Else) is Perfect” in which former “Nylon” Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle Korn shares her story of navigating the fashion industry as a lesbian, to captivating novels like “Detransition, Baby” and “Filthy Animals,” whose two wildly different characters lead us through their lives.
‘Queer Love in Color’ by Jamal Jordan
With his camera in tow, former New York Times reporter Jamal Jordan followed queer POC couples and families around the world for more than a year to curate the beautiful collection of stories found in his debut book. Jordan set out to reveal what it means to live (and be in love) at the intersection of two marginalized communities.
‘Untamed’ by Glennon Doyle
In her bestselling memoir (and her most revealing yet), Doyle digs deep into her own discontent. She opens up about being fully there for her kids, navigating divorce and abandoning the institutional expectations that have burdened her life and made her less free. At its core, “Untamed” is a wake up call to be brave and doing so by quitting the nagging desire to constantly please others.
‘Everybody (Else) is Perfect’ by Gabrielle Korn
In her debut memoir, writer Gabrielle Korn presents a collection of intimate essays about navigating the internet and surviving social media’s impossible beauty standards as the Editor-in-Chief of a major national magazine. She takes the reader through candid moments of her life, from the doctor’s office to New York Fashion Week, illuminating the very real insecurities that can lurk behind a seemingly-perfect screen.
‘Detransition, Baby’: A Novel
Torrey Peters’ highly acclaimed novel tells the story of three women, transgender and cisgender, whose lives come together after an unexpected pregnancy. Through fearless writing, Peters steers the way through the most dangerous taboos about sex, love and relationships, all with his signature wit.