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

Wilder Girls
The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)
The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1)
This Is How You Lose the Time War
The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out
The Best Lies
Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper, #2)
Symptoms of a Heartbreak
The Rise of Kyoshi
Salvation Day
Stay and Fight
Destroy All Monsters
Soul of Stars (Heart of Iron, #2)
Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1)
  • Shotgun Wedding by Zedd Starr
    Shotgun Wedding: Science Fiction Romance Stories (Hardcore Version)
    Release date: Jun 21, 2019
    Enter for a chance to win one of 100 Kindle Edition copies of Shotgun Wedding: Science Fiction Romance Stories (Hardcore Version) by Zedd Starr!

    "50 S
    View Details »

    Format: Kindle book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 100 copies available, 286 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 10 - Aug 24, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Runed by Kendall Grey
    Runed (Asgard Awakening #1)
    Release date: Mar 19, 2019
    Enter to win one of three signed paperback copies of RUNED, book 1 in the Asgard Awakening urban fantasy comedy series by Kendall Grey

    All's fair in re
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 3 copies available, 974 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 15 - Aug 27, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Mafia and the Gays by Phillip Crawford Jr.
    The Mafia and the Gays
    Release date: Feb 05, 2015
    Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of "The Mafia and the Gays" by Phillip Crawford Jr.

    "The Mafia and the Gays" meticulously documents how the
    View Details »

    Format: Kindle book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 100 copies available, 335 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 01 - Aug 31, 2019

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Prince and the Dressmaker
    With the Fire on High
    This is How It Always Is
    Faking Ms. Right (Dirty Martini Running Club #1)
    Before Her (The One)
    To Be Taught, If Fortunate
    Codename Villanelle (Killing Eve, #1)
    Frankissstein: A Love Story
    Buried on the Fens (DI Nikki Galena, #7)
    The Miniaturist
    This Is Where It Ends
    A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
    Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)
    The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)
    And Playing the Role of Herself by K.E.  LaneWaiting in the Wings by Melissa BraydenThe Gravity Between Us by Kristen ZimmerKiss the Girl by Melissa BraydenFingersmith by Sarah Waters
    Best F/F Romance Books
    989 books — 810 voters
    Tipping the Velvet by Sarah WatersFingersmith 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
    1,682 books — 2,157 voters

    Crash & Burn by Abigail RouxTrust by Ella FrankRise & Fall by Charlie CochetNot So Innocent by Dani AlexanderAgainst the Grain by Charlie Cochet
    Can't Wait M/M Romance of 2015
    255 books — 944 voters
    The Color Purple by Alice WalkerMiddlesex by Jeffrey EugenidesAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeMaurice by E.M. Forster
    Best LGBTQIA literature
    1,377 books — 1,476 voters

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieCinder by Marissa MeyerEleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Diversity in Young Adult and Middle Grade
    1,621 books — 1,052 voters
    Cut & Run by Madeleine UrbanZero at the Bone by Jane SevilleHot Head by Damon SuedeSticks & Stones by Abigail RouxFaith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels
    Favorite Gay Couples
    2,856 books — 3,682 voters

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #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
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson
    I'll Give You the Sun
    Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post
    Boy Meets Boy
    More Happy Than Not

    Dani Alexander
    Tell me something good about your life," I whispered, needing to hear that he wasn't as broken as I thought him to be. Peter breathed into the handset for about two minutes. I began wondering if he was about to hang up, or had fallen asleep, when he answered. "You." It was so quiet I almost didn't hear it. And then he hung up before I could ask him to repeat himself. I fell asleep, grinning, with the phone still clutched in my hand and my milk souring on the coffee table.
    Dani Alexander, Shattered Glass

    Rita Mae Brown
    The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
    Rita Mae Brown

    More quotes...
    Worlds Beyond the Margins Celebrating fantasy and science fiction books that promote equality and acceptance. We focus on…more
    162 members, last active an hour ago
    Chaotic Book Reads discussion We're all have a shared goal in 2019 to recover some of the lost brain cells, that want out to g…more
    265 members, last active 6 days ago
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to Books and Brevity Gabby, Emily & Stacy read books and discuss them over drinks and snacks; typically surrounded by…more
    3 members, last active 44 days ago
    LGBT Center of Raleigh Library This is a group for people who are (generally) in the Raleigh area. You do not have to have a ca…more
    3 members, last active 56 days ago
    1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM — 1 person liked it
    Sight of Stars
    1 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:27PM — 3 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