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

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The Dead and the Dark
How We Fall Apart (How We Fall Apart, #1)
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
The Wild Ones
All Are Welcome
Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms
Forestborn (Forestborn, #1)
All In: An Autobiography
I Kissed a Girl
Radiant Fugitives
Both Sides Now
Like a Love Song
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Conversations with Friends
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
Home Stretch
Shuggie Bain
The Guncle
Razorblade Tears
Ace of Spades
The Sweetness of Water
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke
Rule of Wolves (King of Scars, #2)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1)
Girl, Woman, Other
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2017 YA Books with LGBT Themes
288 books — 928 voters

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116 books — 802 voters

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Best Gay For You Romance
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Red, White & Royal Blue
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The Song of Achilles
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)
Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)
Cemetery Boys
Stone Butch Blues
One Last Stop
The House in the Cerulean Sea
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