Pride’s Bookshelf: Unveiling The LGBTQ+ Memoirs You Must Own
These are the hottest memoirs to add to your bookshelf.
Beyond the marches and parades we get to experience during Pride Month, it’s important not to forget curling up with a great book is a great way to end the summer nights. And Pride Month is all about honoring our LGBTQ+ community and history, so what better way to do that than catching up on some of the hottest reads that are perfect for a night in or a day hiding out from the sun in the shade.
Below you’ll find a selection of curated memoirs from Amazon that we’ve got our eye on to add to our own bookshelves. Check them out and fall into reading with a book.
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In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From being featured on Good Morning America to NBC Nightly News, this New York Times Bestseller is the guide covering topics that affect all young adults.
Named one of the most anticipated books by multiple publications, Pageboy is full of intimate stories and is a love letter to the power of being seen. Evocative and lyrical, Elliot Page's new memoir is the hottest book to check out over Pride Month.
The Risk It Takes to Bloom is "a passionate, powerful memoir by a trailblazing Black transgender activist, tracing her life of transformation and her work towards collective liberation." As a woman who uses her voice and platform to uplift other Black transgender people, this book is the guide to the activist's life.
Pidgeon Pagonis is an intersex activist who tells her story in this memoir that features candid and life-affirming stories of identity, lies, family secrets, and the healing power of truth. Gripping yet rewarding in its resolution, this memoir is one of the juiciest reads you'll find in your bookshelf.
A powerful story comes from Geena Rocero, a trans pageant queen from the Philippines who went into the closet to model in New York City, until she realized that she needed to embrace her identity and her past to truly find her power. Gritty and ferocious, Horse Barbie shows that embracing who you are is truly a revolutionary act.
A national bestseller, Sissy is Jacob Tobia's memoir that is heart-wrenching and yet giggle-inducing with its sharp wit and incisive commentary on what it means to search for who you are what gender you are.