Reading and Supporting Black Queer Authors

This isn’t a standard episode – instead it’s a miniscule sampling of queer works by black queer authors. We want to highlight them. There’s no need to press play, unless you want to listen to these titles and authors being read aloud. We just wanted to get your attention.


To begin, all links are through – an organization that allows you to order online and support your local indie bookstore. We suggest also looking to see if your purchase can support a black owned bookseller or initiative.


You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson


Check, Please! Series – Ngozi Ukazu


Odd One Out – Nic Stone


Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender


Once Ghosted, Twice Shy – Alyssa Cole


Bingo Love – Tee Franklin


Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron


The Stars and the Blackness Between Them – Junauda Petrus


Full Disclosure – Camryn Garrett


All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto – George M. Johnson


All links here are also in a thread on our twitter.


These aren’t authors and stories to only support and read now; these are stories and authors you should be supporting and reading from now until forever. They are just a few of our favorites.

Many places have compiled extensive, though not exhaustive, lists for all of us to reference while continuing our reading journeys. Here are some you may find useful:


Sasha and Amber Read’s list of LGBTQ+ books by Black authors


Lesbrary’s recs for Black Bi and Lesbian Books


LGBTQ Reads Black History Month 2020 list


Additionally, as you continue to look for ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, we encourage you to check out – an excellent and easy to use repository of links of resources and information.


Happy Pride. Support Black creators. Support Black lives. They matter.

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