2015 YA Books with LGBT Themes

This list is for 2015 books with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters or themes. Books on this list must be published for the YA or middle grade market.

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message 1: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart I'm removing Alex As Well, since the first publication date is 2013.


message 2: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Jimmy and Karen, which lists a 2014 publication date.


message 3: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Hi Philip, that's no problem! I removed them, but a quick note for the future, these YA lists are only for books specifically published for the teenage market. Adult books should not be added. Middle grade is acceptable though, since there are not enough of them for a separate list.


message 4: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed The Automation, which is neither YA nor 2015.

Also temporarily removed Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (formerly Virtuoso by Charlotte Hymes), since it's unclear to me why the author has changed the title and author of her book to something incorrect. It can be added back in later if that's resolved.


message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris Dinnison Thanks for including You and Me and Him!


message 6: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed The Before Now and After Then, which has a 2014 publication date.


message 7: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Caught in the Crossfire, which also has a 2014 publication date.


message 8: by Casey (new)

Casey City of Savages is not LGBT according to the publisher's classifications.


message 9: by Kate (last edited Feb 06, 2015 02:41PM) (new)

Kate Removed The Truth About Twinkie Pie. There's one very minor gay character whose sexuality is revealed in the last few chapters - don't think that counts as LGBT "themes." It's also middle-grade, not young adult.


message 10: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Kate, middle grade is fine for this list. Minor characters are also ok. I want this list to be comprehensive for LGBT themes and characters, so I've added Twinkie Pie back in.

Casey, I am still trying to determine if City of Savages has any minor LGBT characters. I did see it listed as LGBT, so I am keeping it on the list for now. If someone's read it and can confirm or deny, that would be excellent!


message 11: by Kate (new)

Kate Understood. Then I would suggest changing the description of the list - it is confusing to those who want to help out with it. The Truth About Twinkie Pie is neither YA nor does it have LGBT themes.


message 12: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart In the interest of space, I didn't add middle grade to the description, but it is in the keywords for the list, and I mentioned above in the comment section that middle grade is acceptable. Twinkie Pie does have an LGBT character, and the list is for characters and themes. Minor is fine, as long as it is established and intended by the author for that character to be LGBT.


message 13: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Just got confirmation that City of Savages does have minor LGBT themes, so it definitely belongs on the list. Thanks everyone for helping out! :)


message 14: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Gracefully Grayson, which is 2014, not 2015.


message 15: by Maria (new)

Maria I added some books all the way at the end that I feel belong in the top 10. They are books by David Levithan, who writes every book with a gay character. (And I added his and John Green's book Will Grayson, Will Grayson that's also about gay guys)


message 16: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Hi Marmalade, this list is only intended for books with a first publishing date of 2015, so I'm afraid those particular submissions are inappropriate. You might want to add them to a more general list, like this one....

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6...


message 17: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Lights, which appears to be NA, not YA.


message 18: by Wai (new)

Wai Hi, just wanted to say that The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater had its publishing date changed to February 2016.


message 19: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! I'll remove it and add it to the 2016 list instead.


message 20: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Bleeding Earth, which also got pushed to 2016.


message 21: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Masquerade by Laura Lam, which got pushed to 2016.


message 22: by Nina (new)

Nina Rossing Could you remove Fjord Blue by Nina Rossing, as it's published in March 2016 instead of Nov 2015?
:)


message 23: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! I removed that one. :)


message 24: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Guyliner, which got pushed to 2016.


CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian You should remove WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS LIKE THE MOVIES, since it was published in 2014.


message 26: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! I moved that one over to the 2014 list.


message 27: by Brooke (last edited Feb 25, 2017 05:32PM) (new)

Brooke OK so I've been through all of these books and not one of them are what I'm looking for. This book's about these two women who fall in love (obviously) and the main characters name is Brooke. I've been looking for like a week now and I can't find anything about it. The girl Brooke falls in love with someone who owns a pet store and that's how they meet Brooke takes her moms dog there (i think its a Chihuahua or something idk if that will help) Brooke also thinks shes straight until she meets the store owner. The store owner also lives with her gay friend i forget his name but hes pretty flamboyant and stereotypical lol so if any of this info helps anyone find this book please let me know. thanks.


message 28: by Annie (new)

Annie (AnniesBookworld) Why is "Everything, Everything" on there? I can't remember anything about LGBTQ+ in it?


message 29: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Steff, there's a gay character named Zach in the story.


message 30: by Luv (last edited Jul 06, 2017 03:32AM) (new)

Luv Hi, I added "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" before I read the date. Sorry! Can you remove it?


message 31: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart No worries, Luv. I removed that one for you.


message 32: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed several non-2015 releases.


message 33: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Just had to remove several more non-2015 releases.


message 34: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart The list was a huge mess again. Had to remove several non-2015 releases.


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