So, it’s already October 5 (where is the time going? I’ll be back in the states soon at this rate!), and I didn’t know until today that it is LGBT+ history month in the USA! I knew about coming out day; but this is a whole new world for me. I still consider myself a baby in the LGBT+ world; I’m only 20 years old and have only been out for a year.
I saw a blog post by The Literary Others about a reading event they are holding this month and I got super excited. Luckily, the readings don’t have to be novels, which I’m glad for because I don’t have a ton of free time to read. But, I figured I’d come up with a list of a few things I’ll plan to read. I’ll probably add to in and drop some as the month goes on, but that’s normally how things in my life go.
My list for this month:
Talking to Gaymers: Questioning Idenity, Community and Media representation by Adrienne Shaw (Short Essay); A Girl Worth Fighting For: A Rhetorical Critique of Disney Princess Mulan’s Bisexuality by Adam Key (Essay); Depression and/or Oppression? Bisexuality and Mental Health (Essay); Prince of Cats (Web Comic); Always Raining Here (Web Comic); Missing Monday (Web Comic); Carmilla season 2 by KindaTV (web series); Poetry by Ashe Vernon.
My list for the future:
Orlando by Virginia Woolf (classic novel); The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (classic novel); Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (YA novel); Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner; To Stand in the Light by Kayla Bashie (and many more, I’m too lazy to list a lot right now).
One book I would recommend is “Best Bi Short Stories: Anthology of Bisexual Literary Fiction.” It’s a great collection of bisexual short stories. I’ve read most of the shorter ones and enjoyed most of them. Sadly, I left the book at home so I won’t get to finish it anytime soon.
A poet I would recommend is Sappho. She’s one of my favorite poets. A comic series I suggest is Lumberjanes. If you want to participate and need more recommendations, let me know as I have a list of queer books in my
If you want to participate and need more recommendations, let me know as I have a list of queer books in my goodreads account.
I wanted to write about this event because one, I think it’s awesome; and two, it’s a good way to encourage me and others to read more lgbt stuff. Let me know what you’re going to read if you decide to do this too. Totally open to suggestions if people know of things I should read! I will try to do a review of at least one thing I read at the end of the month.