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15 Fascinating LGBT History Books to Read for Pride Month

Give yourself the most colorful history lesson ever.

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The Gay Metropolis

The Gay Metropolis

By Charles Kaiser

To Believe in Women

To Believe in Women

By Lillian Faderman

Conduct Unbecoming

Conduct Unbecoming

By Randy Shilts

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

By Paul Monette

Queer City

Queer City

By Peter Ackroyd

The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me

The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me

By Larry Kramer

Double Life

Double Life

By Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine

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Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity

By Micah Rajunov & Scott Duane

In the Shadow of the American Dream

In the Shadow of the American Dream

By David Wojnarowicz

Candy Darling

Candy Darling

By Candy Darling

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They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities

By Eris Young

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Queer Brown Voices

By Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, & Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

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A Queer History of the United States

By Michael Bronski

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Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States

By Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

By Susan Kuklin