World AIDS Day is when we mourn those who have died, honour their memories and look to the future for people with HIV/AIDS globally. For our community it has a deep significance, although for many of us the crisis is not something we remember. Here are some reading recommendations, fiction and non-fiction, to inform, inspire and enjoy.
Get a blanket and something warm to drink, lock the door and double check the windows. What was that noise? It was a list of the best queer books to scare the wits out of you this Halloween! Whether you’re a scaredy-cat or sleeps-in-a-coffin type we’ve got something for you. We’ve picked 13 books and our favourite quotes from them to get you ready for scream season!
After a successful and prolonged campaign of hatred and bigotry, this week JK Rowling announced her new transphobic murder book. The world’s most famous living author recently signed a letter about the pain and silencing of cancel-culture. The seemingly un-silenceable “feminist” billionaire seems to have survived the “mean tweets” of ordinary people, in order to publish Troubled Blood under her male penname this week. What can the ordinary bookish queer do in such times? Here are 33 books by trans authors to enjoy and forget all about She Who Must Not Be Named. We’ve split them into categories for you, and some of them are even available online for free!
Let’s make one thing clear, Becky Albertalli’s identity is valid. She self-identifies into the queer community and that’s all it takes to be here! But that doesn’t mean you have to get on board with Love, Simon.