#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Celebrating PRIDE With LGBTQ2IA+ Literature From Around the World

This June, we celebrated PRIDE at the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative through focusing on books written by LGBT2QIA+ authors and/or featuring characters that identify with these communities. Many books featured this month are #ownvoices titles, and cover an incredible range of genres; literary fiction, memoirs, young adult fiction, experimental fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, poetry and more.

There is a wealth of LGBTQ2IA+ books from around the world, in English and translation. This month we were able to feature works from Syria, Peguis First Nation, Germany, Cree territories, Saulteaux territories, Metis territories, Saudi Arabia, England, Chile, Israel, Canada, Singapore, Mexico, and The Phillipines. This month focuses on authors living openly and telling queer stories from a variety of perspectives, with a special thank you to Danton Remoto, the Filipino poet, author and politician, for taking the time to answer Frankie Cabahug’s questions about his novel, Riverrun.

You’ll also find booklists for more #ownvoices LGBTQ2IA+ books from Singapore, Indigenous territories and nations, as well as from countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Thank you to Karen Van Drie for inviting me to guest edit this #GlobalPRIDELitMonth and to this month’s enthusiastic reviewers; a crew of writers, readers, librarians, and librarians-in-training who contributed thoughtfully written book reviews this month. And one more thank you to the friends, colleagues and fellow volunteers at Out on the Shelves Library that suggested many of the books featured below.


Book Reviews

LGBTQ2IA+ Booklists

Author Interview

Guest Editor of #GlobalPRIDELitMonth and Writer:  Anita Fata (she, her, hers) is currently pursuing a Master in Libraries and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia’s iSchool. A daughter of European immigrants, she is a first generation Canadian settler, living and working on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in what is now called Vancouver, BC, Canada. Fascinated by the pitfalls of cataloguing, she also spends too much time thinking about translated literature and LGBT2QIA+ authors while volunteering at Out on the Shelves LibraryFind her on Twitter @anita_if

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