LGBT+ Pride reading list!

The 8th of July marks the 2017 London Pride Parade, with the celebrations for Pride Month ending on this Sunday on the 9th July. This year is even more special, as it marks 50 years since Parliament first voted to decriminalise homosexuality in England and Wales.

Pride is a great time to go out and feel comfortable being who you are, and it’s a time for the whole of the LGBT+ community to come together. This is especially true this weekend as the streets of London fill up with Pride flags.

In honour of this great occasion, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for Queer and LGBT+ reading. The diversity of the LGBT+ community is what makes it so special, so we’ve recommended some titles addressing issues such as the intersection between race and sexuality to Queer anti-capitalism. Feel free to tweet us any other suggestions!

  1. Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker (Icon Books, 2016)
  2. Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism by Peter Drucker (Haymarket Books, 2016)
  3. Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology edited by E. Patrick Johnson (Duke University Press, 2005)
  4. The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
  5. Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present by Jeffrey Weeks (Quartet Books, 2016)