Lists and Suggestions

List: Own Voices Memoirs: LGTBQ+

Jarrar, Randa

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Faliveno, Melissa, 1983- author.

"A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender ...

Leyva, Selenis, 1972- author.

"A powerful, honest memoir by two sisters - one a star on Orange Is the New Black, one a trans...

Kobabe, Maia, author, illustrator.

"In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics ...

Windsor, Edie, author.

"A lively, intimate memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 195...

Mock, Janet, 1983- author.

"Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman sear...

Viloria, Hida, author.

"My name is Hida Viloria. I was raised as a girl but discovered at a young age that my body lo...

Abraham, Amelia, 1991- author.

Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever ...

Burks, Ruth Coker, author.

"In 1986, twenty-six-year-old Ruth visits a friend at the hospital when she notices a door to ...

Johnson, George M. (George Matthew), 1985-

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explor...

Esposito, Cameron, author.

"Cameron Esposito is on her way to becoming a household name, thanks to her unique brand of co...

Lisicky, Paul, author.

"When Paul Lisicky arrived in Provincetown in the early 1990s, he was leaving behind a history...

Janetti, Gary author.

""Gary Janetti's book is so rolling-on-the-floor funny, so brilliantly observant, an...

Talusan, Meredith, author.

"A heartrending immigrant memoir and a uniquely intersectional coming-of-age story of a life l...

Ivester, Jo, author.

Once a Girl, Always a Boy is Jeremy's journey from childhood through coming out as transgender...

Moraga, Cherríe, author.

"As a young woman, Elvira left California to work as a cigarette girl in glamorous late-1920s ...

Rippon, Adam, 1989- author.

Former Olympic figure skater Rippon showcases his funny and inspiring personality in this entertain...

Shapland, Jenn, 1987- author.

"While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounte...

Bennett, Andrea (Andrea Kathleen), author.

"A revelatory book about gender, mental illness, parenting, mortality, bike mechanics, work, c...

Van Ness, Jonathan, author.

Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth...

Lavery, Daniel M., author.

"Daniel Mallory Ortberg is known for blending genres, forms, and sources to develop fascinatin...