Meet the Activists

Meet the LGBT activists

Pride as Protest

I missed both of the above articles when they first came out, and I missed them for Pride Month. They are both interesting, especially since they tell the story of the activists who lead the LBGT community’s stand up against police brutality. One is telling about a series that PBS put out last year about how Pride became mainstream. The other is telling about the people who made it happen.

Happy Belated Pride!

New LGBT Books

New LGBT books

Here is a list of books for Pride Month. I haven’t read any of these, but I own one. I guess I need to get working on them one of these days. I’ll probably have to extend Pride Month to all year round in order to finish these. That’s not a bad thing, really.

Fiction & Poetry 

The Knockout QueenWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsCleannessWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsUnder the RainbowWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
This Town SleepsWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsSwimming in the DarkWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsReal LifeWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
Boys of AlabamaWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsEnter the AardvarkWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsUpright Women WantedWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
The SubtweetWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsYou Exist Too MuchWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsDocileWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
The Prettiest StarWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsAll My Mother's LoversWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsI Know You Know Who I AmWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
Fiebre TropicalWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsExciting Times: A NovelWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsWe Had No RulesWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
Broken PeopleWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsFinnaWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsA Beautiful CrimeWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
HomieWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsDaylightWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsThe Gospel of BreakingWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars

Nonfiction 

The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and RomanceWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsUntamedWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsHere for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; EssaysWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
Something That May Shock and Discredit YouWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsMy Autobiography of Carson McCullersWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsAll Boys Aren't BlueWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
Wow, No Thank You.Want to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsEverybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and LikesWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsBecoming a Man: The Story of a TransitionWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His SonWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsLater: My Life at the Edge of the WorldWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsThe Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in PicturesWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of AmericaWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsFairest: A MemoirWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsThe Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History & HandbookWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars
HeavenWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsGood Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs Currently ReadingRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsRust Belt FemmeWant to ReadRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars

I didn’t forget Pride Month

Usually, I’m all over Pride Month. I just haven’t been able to get much going since I usually celebrate by putting books on hold and picking them up from the library. Unfortunately, the library is still closed, so that can’t happen this year.

Also, the parades were cancelled months ago, so I won’t be attending those, either.

I have been thinking about it, but I just am not having my usual adventures. I hope to get to some of the books that I have listed. The library won’t be much help for a while, unfortunately.

LGBT Books for Pride Month

LGBT books for Pride Month

The above linked article tells about books for Pride Month. I have only read one of these so far, but a few of the rest of the list have been on my TBR for a while. I should get to them, especially since I own quite a few.

Giovanni’s Room

Maurice: A Novel

Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel

Middlesex

The Color Purple

The Price of Salt

The Gods of Tango

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

Tales of the City: A Novel

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

You’ll Grow Out of It

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

City of Night

Under the Udala Trees

The Hours: A Novel

Ash

Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

When Katie Met Cassidy

On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

Pride Turns 50

Pride turns 50 – library programs

The above article talks about some of the programs the San Francisco library is running for the 50th anniversary of Pride. I’ll be working on more books with the theme this year. I learned a lot last year, but with the 50th anniversary upon us, I know I have a lot more to learn.

I am a little disappointed that these events are only being held at the Castro library. I would think that the information would be made more readily available to all of the library patrons, not just those who use this one branch.

YA LGBT books 2020

YA LGBT books

The above linked article talks about upcoming YA LGBT books that will be released in 2020. Some of them look really good.

WE USED TO BE FRIENDS BY AMY SPALDING

SCAVENGE THE STARS BY TARA SIM

DARK AND DEEPEST RED BY ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE

STORM OF LIFE BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA

DEATHLESS DIVIDE BY JUSTINA IRELAND

BELLE REVOLTE BY LINSEY MILLER

WE UNLEASH THE MERCILESS STORM BY TEHLOR KAY MEJIA

SPRING

THE FIRST 7 BY LAURA POHL

HAVENFALL BY SARA HOLLAND

WHEN WE WERE MAGIC BY SARAH GAILEY

WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN BY E LATIMER

THE MIDNIGHT LIE BY MARIE RUTKOSKI

DANGEROUS REMEDY BY KAT DUNN

A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN: 16 STORIES OF BLACK GIRL MAGIC, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE EDITED BY PATRICE CALDWELL

SUPER ADJACENT BY CRYSTAL CESTARI

WE WERE PROMISED SPOTLIGHTS BY LINDSEY SPROUL

MUSIC FROM ANOTHER WORLD BY ROBIN TALLEY

LOOK BY ZAN ROMANOFF

QUEEN OF COIN & WHISPERS BY HELEN CORCORAN

GIRL CRUSHED BY KATIE HEANEY

SWORD IN THE STARS BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA AND CORI MCCARTHY

LATE TO THE PARTY BY KELLY QUINDLEN

WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE BY TOM RYAN AND ROBIN STEVENSON

THE MERMAID, THE WITCH, AND THE SEA BY MAGGIE TOKUDA-HALL

THE HENNA WARS BY ADIBA JAIGIRDAR

GIRL, SERPENT, THORN BY MELISSA BASHARDOUST

OUT NOW: QUEER WE GO AGAIN EDITED BY SAUNDRA MITCHELL

I KISSED ALICE BY ANNA BIRCH

SUMMER

SIX ANGRY GIRLS BY ADRIENNE KISNER

YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN BY LEAH JOHNSON

THE DARK TIDE BY ALICIA JASINKA

THE FALLING IN LOVE MONTAGE BY CIARA SMYTH

THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT BY AMINAH MAE SAFI

THE CIRCUS ROSE BY BETSY CORNWELL

I’LL BE THE ONE BY LYLA LEE

YOU’RE NEXT BY KYLIE SCHACHTE

NOT YOUR HERO BY C.B. LEE

CINDERELLA IS DEAD BY KALYNN BAYRON

LOVELESS BY ALICE OSEMAN

LOVE IS FOR LOSERS BY WIBKE BRUEGGEMANN

GHOST WOOD SONG BY ERICA WATERS

THE AFTERLOVE BY TANYA BYRNE

FALL

THROWAWAY GIRLS BY ANDREA CONTOS

WHO I WAS WITH HER BY NITA TYNDALL

MISS METEOR BY ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE AND TEHLOR KAY MEJIA

UNDER SHIFTING STARS ALEXANDRA LATOS

BEYOND THE RUBY VEIL BY MARA FITZGERALD

ZARA HOSSAIN IS HERE BY SABINA KHAN

TELL NO TALES BY SAM MAGGS AND KENDRA WELLS

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

This Is How It Always Is

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up after my cousin recommended it. I did enjoy the story, but there was one big question in my head the whole time. It was never answered. It felt like a big plot hole to me. 

The book was very good, and it kept my attention the whole time. I finished it rather quickly. I would recommend the book to many of my friends. 

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