This is a list of LGBT characters in modern written fiction. The historical concept and definition of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example, the word "gay" was not used to describe sexual orientation until the mid 20th century. A number of different classification schemes have been used to describe sexual orientation since the midth century, and scholars have often defined the term 'sexual orientation' in divergent ways. Indeed, several studies have found that much of the research about sexual orientation has failed to define the term at all, making it difficult to reconcile the results of different studies.
12 Books By (And About) Lesbians And Bisexual Women To Read This Pride Month
The Ultimate LGBTQIA+ Pride Book List | Penguin Random House
Lesbian literature is an extensive genre-spanning over 2, years. Though the ancient Grecian poet Sappho is credited with producing the earliest forms of lesbian writing, the genre as we know it today began taking shape in the 19th century. Works from this period relied heavily on subtext and most often ended in heartache or tragedy, while the early 20th century saw the arrival of specific references to lesbianism in literature. The Well of Loneliness , published in , is considered the first English language novel with explicitly lesbian themes. The foundational texts of lesbian literature were written in the latter 20th century. Today, the genre has expanded to include a more diverse and intersectional representation. Overwhelmed with the myriad of great titles to choose from?
Recently I received an email containing one of my favorite things: a book recommendation. But our exchange left me wondering where the rest of these characters and their authors were hiding out. Taking it as a challenge, I went out in search of queer lady protagonists, taking suggestions from friends and scouring the catalog at the Brooklyn Public Library.
McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds. A surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love. Blending warmth and wit with a candid take on queer family dynamics, With Teeth is a thought-provoking portrait of the delicate fabric of family—and the many ways it can be torn apart.