Welcome to our page dedicated to gay books and LGBT books. Here you will find a carefully curated selection of titles ranging from romantic novels to in-depth essays on LGBT themes, including books for adults and young readers. Our collection includes works that stand out for their literary quality and their ability to authentically represent the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBT literature is a vast universe of stories encompassing various genres and themes. In this section, we present a list of LGBTQ+ books that are not only entertaining but also offer deep insights into the lives, struggles, and triumphs of LGBT individuals. If you’re looking for passion and romance, our collection of gay erotic books and gay-themed books will delight you. These stories range from passionate encounters to romantic relationships that defy conventions and celebrate love in all its forms. For those interested in more mature and complex reads, we offer a selection of adult LGBT books that explore themes like identity, acceptance, and resilience. These gay books are perfect for readers seeking stories that resonate with their own experiences and emotions. We haven’t forgotten about the women in the LGBT community. Our section on LGBT women’s books highlights titles written by and about lesbian, bisexual, and trans women. These works are essential for understanding the diversity and richness of women’s experiences within the LGBT community.

Fiction

«Giovanni’s Room» by James Baldwin

“Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin

A powerful novel that explores sexual identity, love, and isolation through the story of a young American in Paris.

«Call Me by Your Name» by André Aciman

“Call Me by Your Name” by André Aciman

A touching story of a summer romance between a teenager and a young guest in Italy.

«The Song of Achilles» by Madeline Miller

“The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

A reinterpretation of the Iliad from Patroclus’s perspective, exploring his relationship with Achilles.

«Orlando» by Virginia Woolf

“Orlando” by Virginia Woolf

An innovative novel that follows the life of the main character who changes gender and lives for several centuries.

«The Color Purple» by Alice Walker

“The Color Purple” by Alice Walker

An epistolary novel that tells the life of a young African American woman and her struggle to find her sexual and personal identity in the southern United States.

«Red, White & Royal Blue» by Casey McQuiston

“Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston

A contemporary romantic story about the son of the President of the United States and his relationship with a British prince.

«Maurice» by E.M. Forster

“Maurice” by E.M. Forster

A posthumously published novel that follows the life of a young man in Edwardian England who falls in love with his schoolmate.

«Red, White & Royal Blue» by Casey McQuiston

“Boy Meets Boy” by David Levithan

A cheerful and optimistic teenage love story set in a town where diversity and acceptance are the norm.

«Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda» by Becky Albertalli

“Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli

A young adult novel about a gay teenager who faces the possibility of being outed when an email falls into the wrong hands.

«Less» by Andrew Sean Gree

“Less” by Andrew Sean Greer

Arthur Less, a middle-aged novelist, decides to accept all invitations to international literary events to avoid attending his ex-boyfriend’s wedding. What follows is a comedic and poignant journey that explores life, love, and writing.

«The Price of Salt (Carol)» by Patricia Highsmith

“The Price of Salt (Carol)” by Patricia Highsmith

This revolutionary novel tells the story of Therese, a young set designer, and Carol, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Their relationship blossoms into a powerful love story that defies the norms of their time.

«The House in the Cerulean Sea» by TJ Klune

“The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

Linus Baker is a worker at a government agency that supervises magical orphanages. His life changes when he is sent to a very special orphanage where the children possess extraordinary abilities. As Linus adapts to his new environment, he begins to question his beliefs and find a deeper sense of community and love.

Non-Fiction

«The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World» by Alan Downs

“The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World” by Alan Downs

A deep analysis of the emotional challenges faced by gay men in a predominantly heterosexual society.

«Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family» by Amy Ellis Nutt

“Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” by Amy Ellis Nutt

The true story of an American family and their transgender daughter, and their journey toward acceptance and understanding.

«Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic» by Alison Bechdel

“Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel

A graphic memoir that explores the author’s complex relationship with her father and her own sexual identity.

«Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches» by Audre Lorde

“Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches” by Audre Lorde

A collection of essays and speeches by poet and activist Audre Lorde, addressing issues of race, gender, and sexuality.

«Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America» by Martin Duberman

“Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America” by Martin Duberman

A detailed account of the Stonewall riots and their impact on the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States.

«How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS» by David France

“How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS” by David France

A chronicle of the fight against HIV/AIDS from the perspective of activists and scientists.

«Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States» by Samantha Allen

“Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States” by Samantha Allen

A journey through the red states of the United States to explore the lives of LGBTQ+ people in less progressive areas.

«Transgender History» by Susan Stryker

“Transgender History” by Susan Stryker

An exhaustive exploration of the history of the transgender movement in the United States from the mid-20th century to the present day.

Poetry

«Milk and Honey» by Rupi Kaur

“Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur

A collection of poems that explore themes of love, loss, trauma, and healing, including LGBT experiences.

«Don’t Call Us Dead» by Danez Smith

“Don’t Call Us Dead” by Danez Smith

A collection of poems that explore themes of race, gender, and sexuality, with a focus on the experiences of black queer men.

«Night Sky with Exit Wounds» by Ocean Vuong

“Night Sky with Exit Wounds” by Ocean Vuong

A collection of poetry that addresses identity, family, and diaspora through a queer lens.

Young Adult Books

«Bajo la Luz de las Estrellas: Un Retelling de Romeo & Julieta» by Caleb Roehrig

“Bajo la Luz de las Estrellas: Un Retelling de Romeo y Julieta” by Caleb Roehrig

In “Bajo la Luz de las Estrellas,” Caleb Roehrig reinvents the classic romance of Romeo and Juliet in a modern LGBTQ+ context. The novel follows two teenagers from feuding families who must navigate their feelings amidst a deeply rooted family conflict. With touches of mystery and drama, this contemporary adaptation explores themes of forbidden love, identity, and acceptance in an environment filled with tension and secrets.

«Felix Para Siempre» by Kacen Callender

“Felix Para Siempre” by Kacen Callender

It is a poignant young adult novel that follows the life of Félix Love, a Black, queer, and transgender teenager who has never been in love. As he navigates the complexities of identity, love, and self-acceptance, Félix faces a cruel online attack that forces him to confront his deepest fears and fight for the right to define himself. With an authentic and emotional narrative, Kacen Callender offers a powerful exploration of intersectionality and resilience in the quest for true happiness and love.

«El Río de las Primeras Veces» by Nando López

“El Río de las Primeras Veces” by Nando López

A young adult novel that chronicles the experiences of a group of friends during a pivotal summer in their lives. As they explore their identities and face their fears and desires, these teenagers discover the power of friendship and love on their path to maturity. With a fresh and emotional narrative, López captures the essence of first experiences and the moments that define who we are. This story is ideal for those seeking a deep and moving read about personal growth and the complexities of adolescence.

«In Memoriam» by Alice Winn

“In Memoriam” by Alice Winn

It is a powerful novel that explores the impact of World War I on the lives of two young British soldiers. Through a poignant and realistic narrative, the author portrays the transformation of these men from their lives in boarding school to the trenches of the battlefield. The novel addresses themes of love, loss, and camaraderie, showing how the war irreversibly alters their lives and relationships.

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