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Cameron Post, Coming Out, and Me

Books didn't make me gay, that isn't a thing books can do. But books can help us realize things, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post helped me realize I was bisexual.

Mad Girl’s Love Song: On Finding Queerness Through Sylvia Plath

How one reader explored queerness through the poetry of Sylvia Plath, and through a young woman who shared a love for the poet and novelist.

Why Coming Out is a Creative Endeavour

Coming out is an artistic act, and involves the same hopes and fears. We give away some control over our story to better understand its meaning.

More Than Just Representation: 5 Queer Reads

Jackson Bird talks about growing up with a dearth of LGBTQIA+ resources, and presents 5 fall 2018 queer YA books that he can’t wait to read.

I Was a ’90s Teenage Lesbian: Lesbian Book Recommendations

A reader on the 90s teenage lesbian experience and some books about lesbians that have stayed with her since first picking them up.

Existing in the Sunlight: A Story of Coming Out

"I’ve never stopped coming out, and you never really do." Mark Oshiro tells his story for National Coming Out Day.

Creating an Inclusive Library: LGBTQ+ Teens Share Their Recommendations

One Rioter talks about the importance of creating a queer inclusive library of LGBTQ+ fiction for students, and shares student recommendations!

Reading Queer Characters Of Colour and Understanding Queer Identity

A reader on the impact of finding queer characters of color in her teens, and on some excellent recent releases featuring queer characters of color.

The ABCs of LGBTQ: An Alphabet Guide to Queer Superheroes and Supervillains

We've put together a list of queer superheroes and supervillains, and we've got a character for every letter of the alphabet! Shout out any we missed.

How DC Bombshells Makes Me Feel Comfortable in My Queer Skin

How Wonder Woman's bisexuality helped one Rioter to feel like she was allowed to celebrate her own pansexuality and pride.

Still in Search of Queer Women in Mixed-Gender Romance

A couple years ago, Jess wanted to know where the bi/pan women were in m/f romance. She found some, but she's still looking.