In honor of Pride Month, I put together this list of the best and most memorable content about the many shades of LGBTQ2IA identity, lived experience, and history that I’ve read over the past several years. It’s a mix (in no particular order!) of moving, funny, sweet, sad, infuriating, and informative content, and is meant for both queer folks and allies.
“You Girls Having Fun?”, Eater.
A Modest Proposal, David Sedaris for The New Yorker.
Harry Potter and the Secret Gay Love Story, The Paris Review.
My Queer Skincare Secrets, Gay Magazine.
Being Queer Means I’ll Never Stop Coming Out, BuzzFeed.
Falling in Love with My Transgender Husband, Marie Claire.
How I Divorced My Husband of 5 Years, Came Out at 28, and Married a Woman, A Practical Wedding.
Please Don’t Stop the Music, The Nation.
Could The Baby-Sitters Club Have Been More Gay?, The Paris Review.
A Love Letter To All My Gay Firsts, BuzzFeed.
How to Draw a Horse, The New Yorker.
Advice & service
Coming Out As Gay In Elementary School, BuzzFeed.
Incomplete list of books by black trans women, Queer Book Club.
Navigating LGBTQ issues at work: an open thread, Ask a Manager.
#453: Guest Post: How Do I Come Out to My Mom?, Captain Awkward.
News, culture, and history
How an Ad Campaign Made Lesbians Fall in Love with Subaru, Priceonomics.
The Bittersweet Beauty of Adam Rippon, Vanity Fair.
No, Queer Women Aren't "Just Experimenting", BuzzFeed.
The Complicated Appeal Of Celesbian Gossip, BuzzFeed.
Who’s Afraid of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms?, The New Yorker.
Beyond The Favourite: The Royal Family's Very Queer History, Town & Country.
Return to Ring of Keys, Nancy.
Bi Bi Bi, Call Your Girlfriend.
(Both of those Nancy eps made me weep, BTW!)
American Girl Dolls Ranked In Order of Gayness, The Niche.
Happy reading! 🌈