#LGBTQ representation

In Defense of Messy Queer Books: Because “Good Representation” is Exhausting

We have a lot more queer representation in lit than ever before--so why is there still pressure for queer characters to be perfect?

Saying It Louder for the People in the Back: Kids NEED Queer Books

Let's say it louder for the people in the back: Kids need queer books. Adults need queer books. Everybody needs queer books.

Mightier Than the Sword: on Pen Names and LGBTQ+ Identities

A reader ruminates on the implications of pen names and what these names tell readers, particularly readers seeking #ownvoices LGBTQ+ works.

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!

“Why Would You Want To Encourage Gay People?”: LGBTQ+ Representation In Libraries

Thomas discusses why it's important to have LGBTQ+ materials in a library collection, and positive and negative responses he's received as a result.