288 books — 929 voters
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
2017 YA Books with LGBT Themes
Best M/M Romance Published in 2012
621 books — 1,435 voters
Best Gay Shifters
1,172 books — 1,635 voters
Best YA Fiction with GLBTQQI themes / characters
1,689 books — 5,702 voters
“ So here it is. My friends call me he, or they. The government and most of my family call me she. The media calls me she, because I don’t trust them enough to request that they do anything else. My lovers call me sweetheart. Or baby. Somewhere in all of that I find myself. ”
“ Our creed [atheism] is indeed a queer creed. You others, Christians (and similar people), consider our ethics much inferior, indeed abominable. There is that little difference. We adhere to ours in practice, you don't. ...more ”
Former Evangelical and Fundamentalists in all stages of deconstruction welcome! Not necessaril…more
[close] Former Evangelical and Fundamentalists in all stages of deconstruction welcome! Not necessarily a focus on religious/exvie books (though they are definitely welcome!!), more of a like-minded reading community. This is a strictly LGBTQ+ affirming, BLM allied group.
20 members, last active 4 months ago
This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ writers, readers, and allies to come together and support one an…more
[close] This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ writers, readers, and allies to come together and support one another through the grueling and rewarding journey that is the author life! Use this group to find free beta readers for your unpublished LGBTQ+ book babies. If you're able to return the favor, please do! :) This is not a group for approaching authors with paid services.
414 members, last active 9 days ago
The #1 resource on the Internet for M/M Romance fans, this group has something for everyone. * …more
[close] The #1 resource on the Internet for M/M Romance fans, this group has something for everyone. * Book and Series Discussions * Daily Updates on New Releases and Author News * Book of the Month Group Reads * Reading Challenges * Author Info & Writing Discussions * Free Reads * Games, Contests & Quizzes ...and much, much more. Don't miss out. Join today! Important Request to Join Info: Please be sure your full birth date (day/month/year) is entered on your goodreads.com profile (privacy settings are up to the member) before you ask to join. Do not use the Goodreads mobile app to join. You can't join via the mobile app. You must join via the main website. Click the join button on the group's home page. The email process for requests to join isn't reliable so if you haven't been admitted within 24 hours, PM Stacey Jo directly with your request to join. NOTE: Due to the adult content in this group, you must be at least 18 to join. Please check out our sister group YA LGBT Books if you are under 18.
28,619 members, last active an hour ago
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