Reading Rainbow: Celebrating LGBT Literature

June 23, 2014 • Editorial, Uncategorized

Photo credit: Ludovic Bertron http://ow.ly/ym1aO

Photo credit: Ludovic Bertron http://ow.ly/ym1aO

At Scribd, we are proud to offer a diverse collection of books and look forward to celebrating pride every June. In honor of this year’s celebration, we have selected some of our favorite books embracing the LGBT community.

Stonewall

A powerful firsthand account of the Stonewall riots and the birth of the modern gay rights movement.

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Something Like Summer

Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

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Beyond the Pale

A beautiful novel about the strength of love and personal perseverance during the political fervor of the Progressive Era. Set in Russia and New York during the early twentieth century, Beyond the Pale follows the lives of two women born in a Russian-Jewish settlement who immigrate to New York’s Lower East Side.

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I Am What I Am

Full of juicy tidbits from behind the scenes of Doctor Who and Torchwood, this memoir also offers heartwarming family anecdotes and personal revelations, including John’s perspective on fame and how it has affected him.

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Trans: Transgender Life Stories from South Africa

Featuring more than 20 original voices, all with a great deal to say about today’s transgender experience, this illuminating collection offers a brand-new tone for the literary world.

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Lunatic Fringe

Allison Moon indulges the feminine wild by giving the classic werewolf myth a lesbian twist. Lexie Clarion’s first night at college, she falls in with a pack of radical feminist werewolf hunters. The next morning, she falls for a mysterious woman who may be among the hunted.

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The Charioteer

Mary Renault’s landmark novel about a wounded soldier who returns from the front and must choose between relationships with two very different men.

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Scribd subscribers: find these and more LGBT books on Scribd!