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In honor of the amazing weekend NY is having, I thought I’d recommend some great LGBTQA books!

First up, the lovely Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. David Levithan is one of leading advocates of LGBTQ subjects and characters in YA Literature, and this gem of a book encapsulates the dream. Paul lives in a town where everyone, of every sexual orientation and gender is accepted for who they are. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have boy trouble, and it doesn’t mean he knows what he’s doing most of the time, but it does mean he’s free to figure it all out without the added pressure of crazed bullying and discrimination. Boy Meets Boy has been criticized for its idealistic premise, but I think the setting is what makes it so beautiful. A fairy tale for now, but it’s one we can eventually make real.

Levithan also teamed up with my favorite author, John Green, to write Will Grayson, Will Grayson, in which the two main characters share the same name. One is gay. One is not. Throw a musical based on the life of the guy who brings them together in there and you have one crazy awesome book.

It’s not all about the guys though! Check out The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson, and She Loves You, She Loves You Not…by Julie Ann Peters for great relationships between some really amazing girls.


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