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25 Books to Read & 25 Movies to Watch this PRIDE Month

Books

This is a list of queer books that have stayed with me. I provide only the citation and genre so that you can enjoy them without preconceptions.

Allison, Dorothy. (1985). Bastard Out of Carolina. fiction

Baldwin, James. Giovanni’s Room. fiction

Bechdel, Allison. (2008). The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For. graphic novel

Brown, Rita Mae. (2014). RubyFruit Jungle. fiction/romance

Califia, Pat and Robin Davies. (2012). Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex. nonficiton

Chee, Alexander. (2018). How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. nonfiction

Dimassa, Diane. (1993) Hothead Paissan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist. graphic novel

Enos, Kristien P., Heidi Ho, Cassandra Gurllon et al. (2016). Active Voice: The Comic Collection: The Real Life Adventures of an Asian-American, Lesbian, Feminist, Activist, and Her Friends! graphic novel

Espinoza, Alex. (2019). Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pasttime. nonficiton

Eugenides, Jeffery. (2002). Middlesex. fiction

Feinberg, Leslie. (2004). Stone Butch Blues. fiction

Forester, E.M. (2018). Howard’s End. fiction

Frank, Judith. (2004). Crybaby Butch. fiction

Gay, Roxane. (2017). Hunger: A Memoir of My Body. nonfiction/memoir

Habib, Samra. (2019). We Have Always Been Here.https://amzn.to/3vTsfnD nonfiction

hooks, bell. (2006). Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representation. nonfiction

Kramer, Larry and Reynolds Price. (2000). Faggots. nonfiction

Maupin, Aristead. (2008). 28 Barbary Lane: Tales of the City (Books 1-3). fiction

Neely, Tom. (2017). Henry & Glenn: Forever and Ever: The Ridiculous Edition. graphic novel

Ngho, Vo. (2021). The Chosen and the Beautiful. fiction

Serrano, Julia. (2008). Whipping Girl: A Transexual Woman on Sexism and Scapegoating of Feminity. nonfiction

Shilts, Randy. (2007). And the Band Played On: People, Politics, and the AIDS Epidemic. 20th Anniversary Edition. nonfiction

Taylor, Sonia Renee. (2021). The Body is Not An Apology. 2nd edition. nonficiton/self help

Waters, Sarah. (2000). Tipping the Velvet. fiction

FILMS

Each of these films is amazing in its own right. I provide the genre without review because you should watch without expectations.

All About My Mother (1999) foreign drama

Angle’s in America (2017) drama

A Single Man (2009) drama

Beautiful Thing (1996) drama

Bound (1996) thriller

Booksmart (2019) romcom

Call Me By Your Name (2017) drama

Favourite (2018) drama

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) musical

Je, tu, il, el (1974) drama(first on film lesbian scene in mainstream movie)

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) drama

Living End (1992) drama

Maurice (1987) drama

Moonlight (2016) drama

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) drama

My Own Private Idaho (1991) drama

Paris is Burning (1990) documentary

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) drama

Shortbus (2006) drama

Special (limited series on Netflix) (2018) comedy

The Watermelon Woman (1996) drama

Tongues Untied (1989) documentary

The Kids are Alright (2010) romance/drama

A Very English Scandal (Limited series on Amazon) (2018) drama

Victor/Victoria (1982)comedy/musical

Woke (first season on Hulu) (2020) comedy

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