Gaye Magazine's Top 40 LGBT Books You Should Be Reading for National Book Month

Updated: 11 hours ago

National Book Month is held each October. In celebration of this month-long celebration, we at Gaye Magazine want you to explore and support queer Black authors such as E. Patrick Johnson, Akwaeke Emezi, Roxane Gay, James Baldwin, and many others. Be sure to let us know your thoughts after you read them.


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40. Pet by Akwaek Emezi

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39. Kings, Queens, and In-betweens by Tanya Boteju


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38. Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility by Tourmaline


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37. Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities by Rogers Brubaker

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36. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & so Much More by Janet Mock


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35. Modern HERstory : Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History by Blair Imani



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34. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

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33. Reclaiming Afrikan: Queer Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Identities by Zethu Matebeni



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32. Evidence of Being: the Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence by Darius Bost


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31. The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Stacyann Chin


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30. A Garden for Black Boys: Between the Stages of Soil and Stardust by W. J. Lofton





29. Invisible Families: gay identities, relationships, and motherhood among Black women by Mignon R. Moore






28. Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Driversby Anne Balay




27. TQ Review: A Journal of Trans & Queer Voices by Damaged Good Press


26. Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black Studies by Rinaldo Walcott






25. Black Queer Identity Matrix: Towards an Integrated Queer of Color Framework by Sheena C. Howard Sheena C.





24. Blacktino Queer Performance by E. Patrick Harrison






23. Looking for Leroy : illegible black masculinities by Mark Anthony Neal





22. Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris






21. Honeypot: Black Southern Women who Love Women by E. Patrick Johnson



Check back next week for our next 10 books we selected for National Book Month!

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