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LGBT- What is your favorite LGBT book?

I want to get some LGBT books to read. Any suggestions?

Update:

I didn't know bookstores had LGBT sections! I guess it is true we learn something new each day. Thankss!

Update 2:

And Rach, when you're done writing it, you should email that to mee. I'd love to read it!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1) Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander by Ann Herendeen- I never read Regency romances, but I adore this one, because the main character in it is a bisexual guy! He is marrying a woman solely in order to keep up appearances, but in the end, starts falling in love with her. But what about his male lover? And what about his bride-to-be's secrets? And something that could destroy them all . . . . I'd read more if they had such a LGBT aspect to them!

    http://www.amazon.com/Phyllida-Brotherhood-Philand...

    2) Under The Mink by Lisa E. Davis- I really like historical LGBT novels, as you can probably tell, and this one features a butch lesbian who performs as a drag king at a bar in the 1930's, only to meet a high-society girl and sweep her off her feet. But there's a murder brewing, too! It's really good, despite how cheesy I just made it sound, lol.

    http://www.amazon.com/Under-Mink-Lisa-E-Davis/dp/1...

    3) Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg- this lesbian/trans novel is based on Feinberg's own life (it's almost a memoir) and is heart-wrenchingly good. I think every LGBT individual should read this book, as it's just so well-written (you might cry!) and really shows the prejudices our communities have had to face in the 50's and 60's.

    http://www.amazon.com/Stone-Butch-Blues-Leslie-Fei...

    4) Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters (and anything else by her)- she writes incredible, spralling epic lesbian love stories, and they're incredible, full of historical detail. "Tipping The Velvet" is set in 1800's London and it's utterly brilliant, featuring a drag-king vaudeville type performer and her trials and tribulations. So good.

    http://www.amazon.com/Tipping-Velvet-Novel-Sarah-W...

    5) How I Paid For College: A Novel Of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater by Marc Acito- this is one of my favorite books, ever. First off, it's the funniest book I've ever read- it made me laugh out loud *so* many times! Secondly, along with the funniness, it manages to be incredibly poignant, too (some people like comparing it to "The Catcher In The Rye" for its look at coming-of-age). And lastly, it's got a bisexual guy as the protagonist and sex up the wazoo. Don't skip this one, it's awesome!

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Paid-College-Friendship-...

    6) Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden- this is the first lesbian YA book I ever read, and it made such a deep impact on me as a teen. The story is just *so* good, and even adults can appreciate it. You'll love it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Annie-My-Mind-Nancy-Garden/d...

    7) Tommy's Tale by Alan Cumming- another book with a bisexual male protagonist (I love 'em!), but even though this book is chock full of sex and drugs, it manages to have a really good, really engrossing story about a man having a midlife crisis and trying to figure out how in the world he can have a family- only to realize he already does. It's really a charming book, the kind that will make you feel happy when you're done.

    http://www.amazon.com/Tommys-Tale-Novel-Alan-Cummi...

    8) Nearly Roadkill by Kate Bornstein- this book is in a world of its own, where in the land of cyberspace, two gender-variant individuals manage to find one another, against the backdrop of a Big Brother Internet. It's just really, really cool.

    http://www.amazon.com/Nearly-Roadkill-High-Caitlin...

    9) Trumpet by Jackie Kay- this is a fictionalized version based off the real life of musician Billy Tipton, who lived life as a male despite being genetically female (which was revealed upon autopsy). It's really, really good- lyrical and touching.

    http://www.amazon.com/Trumpet-Novel-Jackie-Kay/dp/...

    10) The IHOP Papers by Ali Liebegott- I picked this one up randomly at the library and loved it- the story of a lesbian girl with some serious problems (drinking and cutting, to name a few), who has followed her avant-garde bisexual feminist teacher and her male lover to San Francisco during said teacher's sabbatical. It's all about her finding herself, and manages to be witty and funny and just an absorbing read.

    http://www.amazon.com/IHOP-Papers-Ali-Liebegott/dp...

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  • 1 decade ago

    My favorites :)

    1. empress of the world - Sara Ryan

    2. The rules for hearts - Sara Ryan

    3. Getting it - Alex Sanches

    Then there are these books called Rainbow Boys also by Alex Sanchez but i havent read them

    Source(s): i got it at my school library
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  • 1 decade ago

    One of my personal Favs is Luna, by Julie Anne Peters.

    Here's a Summary:

    "Yeah, I loved her. I couldn't help it. She was my brother." Regan has always been there for her transgender brother, Liam, sacrificing her needs for his, but when he announces that he is ready to "transition" into Luna permanently, Regan is not sure she can handle the consequences. She has been his confidant all her life, letting Luna dress in her room, buying underwear for her when Liam couldn't, and giving support. However, when the attractive new guy in chemistry class shows an interest in Regan, she wishes her sibling would just go away and give her a chance to live her own life. Liam realizes that in order for his sister to be free, he, too, must free himself to become the woman who lives inside him. Told from Regan's point of view in the present and in flashback, this novel breaks new ground in YA literature with a sensitive and poignant portrayal of a young man's determination to live his true identity and his family's struggle to accept Luna for who she really is.

    Julie Anne Peters also witters some other LBGT stories. You should check them out : D

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm reading one now called same sex in the city. Its pretty good. But I totally suggest going to the bookstore and plopping down in front of the GLBT section!

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  • 4 years ago

    My absolute favorite LGBT author would have to Pat Califia (now going by the name Patrick Califia-Rice). His non-fiction work is utterly brilliant, and his fiction (erotica) is really, really hot. My favorite LGBT movies are all funny: "Another Gay Movie", "But I'm A Cheerleader", "Better Than Chocolate", and "Mango Kiss".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i'm writing an LGBT book, about a girl's problems with sexuality and love etc. :)

    Lol sure i would love that - you could be my critic :) I'm about halfway through at the moment

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill (the show was also amazing!!)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sugar-Rush-Julie-Burchill/...

    Tipping the velvet by Sarah Waters

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tipping-Velvet-Sarah-Water...

    Annie on my mind by Nancy Garden

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Annie-My-Mind-Nancy-Garden...

    Keeping you a secret by Julie Anne Peters

    http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Secret-Julie-Anne-Pe...

    Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Empress-World-Sara-Ryan/dp...

    The Flip Side by Andrew Matthews

    http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Side-Andrew-Matthews/dp...

    =)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't have LGBT books but I read Jeffree Star bio

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The King James Bible

    Source(s): LOL
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  • 1 decade ago

    Boy Meets Boy is adorable. i havne't read it, but i've heard that Keeping you a secret is also really good

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    im not much of a reader

    and i havent read any LGTB books

    :(

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