LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s.

The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant adds the letter Q for those w

Girl, Serpent, Thorn
The Pull of the Stars
Cinderella Is Dead
Boyfriend Material
Burn Our Bodies Down
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (The Carls, #2)
The Extraordinaries (The Extraordinaries, #1)
More Than Maybe
The Bright Lands
A Star Is Bored
I Kissed Alice
Ashes of the Sun (Burningblade & Silvereye, #1)
The Friend Scheme
Faith: Taking Flight (Faith Herbert Origin Story, #1)
You're Next
  • Sorted by Jackson Bird
    Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir)

    Release date: Aug 11, 2020
    Enter to win 1 of 10 copies of Sorted by Jackson Bird

    An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how he finally sorte
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 10 copies available, 1480 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 30 - Aug 09, 2020

    Countries available: U.S.

  • A Little Bit of Grace by Phoebe Fox
    A Little Bit of Grace

    Release date: Aug 11, 2020
    A heartfelt story about family, forgiveness, and starting over when the happy ending ends—and handling it all with a little bit of grace.

    "Secrets, rej
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 25 copies available, 2389 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 20 - Aug 09, 2020

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Century's Scribe by Brendan     Walsh
    The Century's Scribe

    Release date: Aug 27, 2020
    "If Harry Potter had grown up and gone to the university in Lev Grossman's Magician's trilogy, the result might look something like this." -James Roll ...more
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 4 copies available, 1334 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 14 - Aug 13, 2020

    Countries available: U.S.

  • All Adults Here
    A Burning
    Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
    Brave Girl, Quiet Girl
    The Jetsetters
    With the Fire on High
    Radio Silence
    Exciting Times
    All Boys Aren't Blue
    Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)
    The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire
    Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2)
    Pizza Girl
    Shattered Glass by Dani AlexanderArmed & Dangerous by Abigail RouxStars & Stripes by Abigail RouxChase in Shadow by Amy LaneWho We Are by T.J. Klune
    Best M/M Romance Published in 2012
    621 books — 1,447 voters

    Fingersmith by Sarah WatersTipping the Velvet by Sarah WatersAnnie on My Mind by Nancy GardenFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggAsh by Malinda Lo
    Best Lesbian Fiction
    1,739 books — 2,250 voters
    Among the Living by Jordan Castillo PriceWithout Reservations by J.L. LangleyCamp Hell by Jordan Castillo PriceWith Caution by J.L. LangleyChange of Heart by Mary Calmes
    Best Gay Paranormals
    1,112 books — 856 voters

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse, #1)
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
    Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)
    The Song of Achilles
    Red, White & Royal Blue
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)
    Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson
    I'll Give You the Sun

    Related News

    This June, as we observe LGBTQ Pride—the annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning communities—we wa...
    Leah Raeder
    Girls love each other like animals. There is something ferocious and unself-conscious about it. We don't guard ourselves like we do with boys. No one trains us to shield our hearts from each other. With girls, it's total vulnerability from the beginning. Our skin is bare and soft. We love with claws and teeth and the blood is just proof of how much. It's feral. And it's relentless.
    Leah Raeder, Black Iris

    Becky Albertalli
    I don't even know. I'm just so sick of straight people who can't get their shit together.
    Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    More quotes...
    LGBTQ/GSM Fantasy & Science Fiction This is a Private Age Restricted Group. Your Profile must be set to Public to join We also res…more
    3,096 members, last active 17 hours ago
    Mostly Women Loving Women This group is for readers who love wlw fiction but also like to read other stuff, too. This is …more
    1,579 members, last active 2 days ago
    Erotic Enchants A group for chatting about all types of Erotica from the tame to the taboo. Smokin' hot, toe cur…more
    8,200 members, last active 7 hours ago
    YA LGBT Books For anyone who enjoys LGBTQ books written for young adults. We're a friendly, supportive group t…more
    11,660 members, last active 14 hours ago
    1 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:28PM — 8 people liked it
    1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM — 2 people liked it


    Tags contributing to this page include: lgbt, gay-and-lesbian, gay-lesbian, glbt, glbt-fiction, glbtq, glbtq-etc, lgbtiq, lgbtq, lgbtqa, lgbtqia, qpoc, qtpoc, and quiltbag