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

#GlobalPrideLitMonth: Interview with author Danton Remoto

Danton Remoto is a writer, educator, media personality, and the founder of Ladlad, the LGBTQ political party of the Philippines. His novel, Riverrun, about a gay young man’s coming of age in a military dictatorship, is one of the first gay novels -- if not the first gay novel -- published in the Philippines. Originally … Continue reading #GlobalPrideLitMonth: Interview with author Danton Remoto

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Queer Africa: #ownvoices books from LGBTQ2IA+ African Writers

Check out these 11 books of poetry, comics, short stories, novels and non-fiction anthologies. All by African writers. All #ownvoices. Meanwhile... Graphic short stories about everyday queer life in Southern and East Africa. By the Qintu Collab. English. Short Story Collection. So this work that we all do as artists and culture makers – we … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Queer Africa: #ownvoices books from LGBTQ2IA+ African Writers

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

This is a joyful book about grief. I didn’t think such a book existed, but here it is. Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) is a bizarre, whimsical, and beautiful testimony to friendship, love and grief. Written by Canadian queer trans librarian Hazel Jane Plante, this fantastic, experimental novel is somehow her first novel. It is … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ2IA+ Voices

In recognition of PRIDE month and Indigenous People’s History Day in Canada, here are some of the many Two-Spirit and LGBTQ2IA+ authors and poets sharing their stories and art.Special thanks to Out on the Shelves Library and Xwi7xwa Library for highlighting and making these books available. Both are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ2IA+ Voices

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

This review was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for her participation in #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. There aren’t many books in my lifetime that I’ve read that I would truly consider a work of genius, the kind … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Heart of the Circle: A Thrilling Queer Israeli Fantasy

Part fantasy thriller, part social justice allegory, Keren Landsman’s Geffen Award winning novel The Heart of the Circle is a riveting exploration of minority rights told through the lens of a world where sorcerers are not only a part of day-to-day life, but are discriminated against, segregated and even murdered. Set in what appears to … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Heart of the Circle: A Thrilling Queer Israeli Fantasy

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: LGBTQ2IA+ Authors from the Middle East and North Africa

Writing from within the Middle East and North Africa and in diaspora, these LGBTQ2IA+ authors are sharing their stories. God in Pink by Hasan Namir. English. Arsenal Pulp Press. From Iraqi-Canadian poet and writer, Namir’s novel follows Ramy, a young gay man living in Baghdad in 2003. Facing pressure to marry, Ramy seeks advice from … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: LGBTQ2IA+ Authors from the Middle East and North Africa

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Riverrun -A Filipino Queer Masterpiece

In the middle of Riverrun: A Novel, the main character Danilo watches his childhood friend Luis slip into the river. Danilo observes his friend's body as the first stirrings of desire bob up. Luis calls for Danilo to join him, but Danilo refrains. The river can swell at any moment, he explains. On the one … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Riverrun -A Filipino Queer Masterpiece

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Singapore’s #ownvoices

To encounter what is right and wrong about Singapore, read our literature.Cyril Wong In celebration of #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, explore this booklist of open and unapologetic writers from Singapore. Ng Yi-Sheng. Edited by Jason Wee. SQ21: SINGAPORE QUEERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. (2006). An Oogachaga Publication published by Math Paper Press. … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Singapore’s #ownvoices