Books You Need To Read During Pride Month, According To LGBT Authors

Time to seriously queer up your reading list.

June reading list feeling a little light? Don't worry, we did the hard work for you.

We asked some of our favorite LGBT authors to suggest the one book they consider required reading this Pride month. Needless to say, you've got quite the list to get started on.

1. Michael Arceneaux

Recommendation: Darnell Moore’s No Ashes In The Fire

2. Samantha Irby

Recommendation: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

3. Roxane Gay

Recommendation: Stone Butch Blues By Leslie Feinberg

4. Janet Mock

Recommendation: Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility Edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley and Johanna Burton

5. Thomas Page McBee

Recommendation: David Wojnaroqicz's Close To The Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

6. Sarah Schulman

Recommendation: Rosalind Rosenberg's Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray

7. Brontez Purnell

Recommendation: The Faggots And Their Friends Between Revolutions by Larry Mitchell

8. Gabby Rivera

Recommendation: Tee Franklin's Bingo Love

9. Eileen Myles

Recommendation: Jordy Rosenberg's Confessions Of The Fox

10. Carmen Maria Machado

Recommendation: Ruby Fruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

11. Jennifer Finney Boylan

Recommendation: Joy Ladin's Through The Door Of Life

12. Kristen Arnett

Recommendation: Alexander Chee's Edinburgh

13. Alexander Chee

Recommendation: Avram Finkelstein's After Silence

What else is on your Pride reading list? Sound off in the comments below.

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