Here are five tips to help you explore voices of the LGBTQ+ experience as well as a convenient clickable list of LGBTQ+ authors linked directly to our catalog for placing requests or checking out e-books and audiobooks.
Make a selection from some of the most distinguished honors in literature.
Browse OverDrive's LGBTQIA+ collections of e-books and downloadable audiobooks.
Click on a featured booklist to get reading recommendations or see more LGBTQ+ reading recommendations from IndyPL Librarians for kids, teens & adults. Also browse the American Library Association Rainbow List.
Under the gaydar (scifi/fantasy)
In case you want some LGBTQ+ content but don't want the whole world to know it from the cover or description.
Celebrate and recognize the transgender community with these reads.
LGBTQ+ Manga Artists More and more manga is being published with LGBTQ+ characters and themes. Here is a short list of manga by artists who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Between the exchange of fluids and the forbidden desire, vampirism and queerness have been linked in literature for decades. Sexy or scary, you can really sink your teeth into these novels.
On Novelist Plus you'll find recommendations, read-alikes, series lists, reviews, and lists of award-winning books all by LGBTQ+ authors. You can browse the LGBTQIA category and see sample and see listings that show a star rating and the option to "Check Availability" to see if it is available to borrow from IndyPL. When you click on a book you can read a brief description and get ideas for read alikes.
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Poppy Z. Brite
Rita Mae Brown
Samuel R. Delany
Andrew Sean Greer
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Daniel M. Lavery
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Carmen Maria Machado
Williams, H. Sharif
Shaun David Hutchinson