Science Fiction and fantasy have explored with different ideas of gender for decades, but in the last few years, we’ve finally begun to see an increased number of works in which transgender characters (very often created by writers who are themselves queer) have taken on leading roles in some genuinely great books. They aren’t there […]
Pride Month is a great time to put the focus on queer YA—specifically, some of the incredible intersectional queer books YA has been blessed with, given to us by indigenous authors and authors of color. We’ve got a stack you can read now, and another half dozen you can preorder!
Literature with transgender main characters is undergoing a much-needed evolution. Gone are the days when the only trans lit you could find in YA still had cisgender main characters, and all the books were by cis authors. And now, not only are we seeing trans main characters and trans authors in the spotlight and winning […]
Happy Bi Visibility Week! Bisexual visibility is a tough battle on any ground; more often than not, despite being one of the letters in LGBT, bisexuality gets to be anywhere from “a stepping stone” to discarded in favor of “I don’t like labels.” But in YA literature, authors have been fighting like mad to ensure […]
You know how when April 25th rolls around every year, people start yanking out that Miss Congeniality quote about “The Perfect Date”? Clearly Miss Rhode Island had no idea what was to come on October 3, 2017, because this about as glorious as a pub day gets. LGBTQIAP rep? Oh yes—all seven of those letters […]