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Celebrate Pride Month with these incredible LGBTIQ+ titles

June 10, 2020

Celebrate Pride Month with these incredible LGBTIQ+ titles 🏳️‍🌈

Pride month is here! Amid event cancellations due to COVID-19, there’s no better way to still celebrate Pride Month than by reading some amazing LGBTIQ+ stories.

Whether you’re interested in true stories or amazing LGBTIQ+ creative novels, these books will keep you reading great content all through Pride Month. Don’t forget to also tune in to the Sydney Pride Festival “Love Stream” as part of 2020’s digital celebration of Pride Month!

Me by Elton John

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me – the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time.

In Me Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.

Queer Intentions by Amelia Abraham

Combining fearless journalism with her own personal experience, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to urgent human rights questions, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer post-2019. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey.

Queer Intentions is the ultimate exploration of the joys and pains of being LGBTQ+ in the West at a time when queer culture has never been so mainstream.

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

This incredible autobiography by Black American journalist is an incredible masterclass on gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. This book is aimed at youth who may be coming to terms with what it means to identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community.

George’s story is exceptionally written and emotive. All Boys Aren’t Blue documents the large events in George’s life that shaped him. Homophobia starting in his childhood. His first sexual relationship. The community he found as a black queer man. This story is absolutely unmissable.

A Gay Guy’s Guide by Khanh Ong

Masterchef resident gay, Khanh Ong wants to help you remember how much more you can get out of food. From connecting you to new communities to finding what foods heal broken hearts, Khanh’s book is here to help!

A Gay Guy’s Guide features 70 delicious recipes alongside anecdotes from Khanh about the foods that have saved him during difficult times.  If you’re ready to laugh, eat, cry and explore all at once, A Gay Guy’s Guide is here to lead you on that next adventure.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape.

Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.

Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor

It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris bartends at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women’s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will. Follow a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco. This book is a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.