If you're still high on exhilaration from last June's historic Supreme Court decision, we don't blame you. Looking for ways to keep celebrating pride in all its forms? We've got you covered with our list of eleven works of LGBTQ-centric fiction. As these powerful novels remind us, life isn't all rainbows but it is certainly worth fighting for.
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
This bold and deeply affecting novel chronicles the lives of three very different women as they attempt to figure out how they want to live their lives. Their stories intertwine in powerful and breathtaking ways.
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
Set in 1920s Copenhagen, this poignant novel (and now feature film starring Eddie Redmayne) tells the story of the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
Written in 1952, this groundbreaking novel tells of the forbidden romance between department-store clerk Therese and elegant Carol, an older woman in the midst of a difficult divorce. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara took it to the big screen last year as "Carol."
The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín
In this complex and resonant novel by the author of Brooklyn , three generations reunite for the first time in years to care for a family member as he slowly dies of AIDS.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
This contemporary American epic, which won the Pulitzer Prize, recounts the history of three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family, centering on Calliope, who is intersex and longs to understand why she is not like other girls.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Homer's masterwork The Iliad is unforgettably reimagined in this journey back to the age of gods and heroes. The doomed romance of Achilles and his best friend Patroclus brings a vibrant new life to an enduring classic.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Provincial Nan King's world is forever changed when she falls in love with a cross-dressing music-hall singer and follows her to London as her dresser and secret lover.
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