Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual or cisgender. Originally meaning "strange" or "peculiar", queer came to be deployed pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late-19th century. Beginning in the late-1980s, queer scholars and activists began to reclaim the word to establish community and assert a politicized identity distinct from the gay political identity. Queer identitites may be adopted by those who reject traditional gender identities and seek a broader, less conformist, and deliberately ambiguous alternati ...more

House of Hollow
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She Drives Me Crazy
Malice (Malice Duology #1)
Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing
The Intimacy Experiment (The Roommate, #2)
Kate in Waiting
These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames, #1)
In Deeper Waters
Broken Horses
The Sky Blues
Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable, #1)
Between Perfect and Real
Hot Stew
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Conversations with Friends
Shuggie Bain
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)
Clap When You Land
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Wayfarers, #4)
The Pull of the Stars
Girl, Woman, Other
Broken Horses
Honey Girl
Legendborn (Legendborn, #1)
The Roommate Risk
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270 books — 917 voters
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116 books — 803 voters
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Best LGBTQIA literature
1,483 books — 1,714 voters

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)
Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)
Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)
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If I was gay, I wouldn't need an asterisk beside my name. I could stop worrying if the girl I like will bounce when she finds out I also like dick. I could have a coming-out party without people thinking I just want attention. I wouldn't have to explain that I fall in love with minds, not genders or body parts. People wouldn't say I'm 'just a slut' or 'faking it' or 'undecided' or 'confused.' I'm not confused. I don't categorize people by who I'm allowed to like and who I'm allowed to love. Love ...more
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