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These links provide lists of LGBTQIA+ books that you might find interesting or useful. For the most part, these lists are for fiction books, but some lists also include nonfiction books.
If you would like an item in one of these lists, but you can't find it in the NAU Cline Library collection, you can use document delivery to request the item from another library or institution. Document delivery is free to use and available to NAU and CCC affiliates. With document delivery, almost any item you can find on WorldCat is available to you, as well as most articles.
This award for LGBTQIA+ books is the first and most enduring. It is sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table (formerly the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table), a well respected organization in libraries.
The Alice B Awards Committee is a mostly anonymous group of avid lesbian readers living in four different states in the US. The award is made possible by money supplied by an anonymous donor. The donor and the committee share a common goal: to reward and thank writers of lesbian fiction for their contribution to the lesbian community, culture, and identity.
The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards were created in 1998 by the Gaylactic Network to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.
The Otherwise Award celebrates science fiction, fantasy, and other forms of speculative narrative that expand and explore our understanding of gender. They encourage each jury to take an expansive view of “science fiction and fantasy,” considering works that don’t fit into a narrow genre definition. They also seek out works that have a broad, intersectional, trans-inclusive understanding of gender in the context of race, class, nationality, disability, and more.
The Publishing Triangle presents ten awards annually, tied to a calendar year. They present seven awards for the best books of the year. They are the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction; the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature; and, in conjunction their longtime partner the Ferro-Grumley Foundation, the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction.
At present, the GCLS recognizes this excellence in 19 categories, 2 popular choice categories, and 3 special categories. Every year, the Board of Directors reviews new category proposals for their consideration. The world of Lesbian-themed Literature is growing - and the GCLS is growing right along with it.
LGBTQ Reads is a site dedicated to promoting curated LGBTQIAP+ literature for all ages, run by author and blogger Dahlia Adler. This site allows users to search for books based on identity or topic and provides information on both recent and older books.
Lifelines and Crisis Numbers
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8253). Veterans press 1.
Text TALK to 741741. Text with a trained counselor from the crisis text line for free 24/7.
The Trevor Project, Trevor lifeline available 24/7. 1-866-488-7386.
Trans Lifeline. Support for transgender people by transgender people. 1-877-565-8860.
SAGE LGBT Elder Care Hotline. Peer support and local resources for older adults. 1-888-843-LGBT (5428).
The LGBT National Hotline. Peer support and local resources for all ages. 1-888-843-4564.