June 8, 2021
A 12-year-old boy spends days in the mystical Louisiana bayou coming to terms with a sibling’s sudden death, his grief-stricken family and the disappearance of his former best friend amid whispers about the latter’s sexual orientation.
When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, the two band together to defeat a jealous sorceress with a dire grudge against Sadie.
Trace the life of the gay pride flag, from its beginnings in 1978, with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker, to its spanning of the globe and role in today's world.
A girl and her best friend confront difficult choices in the face of a home city in denial when they meet a being that exposes the community’s willful disbelief about the existence of monsters.
When Nishat, an Irish girl of Bengali heritage, sees her old friend Flaavia again, she feels attracted, but when they both enter a school contest as henna artists, their feelings for each other become more complicated.
Van and Hunter, who came out together and have been dating since seventh grade, tell of their evolving relationship which sees them becoming different people and struggling to stay in love.
This story told in three voices finds old and new friendships challenged by bisexual crushes, heartbreak and self-discovery.
Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.
A comics-illustrated guide to queer and transgender life covers essential topics ranging from sexuality and gender identity to coming out and navigating gender-diverse relationships.
Carolina De Robertis
Enduring the rampant violence against women and the LGBTQ community in the decades of the Uruguayan dictatorship, five women heartbreakingly unite as lovers, friends and family.
In the wake of a southeastern Nigerian mother's discovery of her son's body on her doorstep, a family struggles to understand the enigmatic nature of a youth shaped by disorienting blackouts, diverse friendships and a cousin's worldly influence.
Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters and soon fall in love, even though the discovery of their bond could mean death for each of them.
After an international incident affects U.S. and British relations, the president's son Alex and Prince Henry must pretend to be best friends, but as they spend time together, the two begin a secret romance that could derail a presidential campaign.
Japanese-American chef Mike and Black daycare teacher Benson begin reevaluating their stale relationship after Mike departs for Japan to visit his dying father and Benson is suddenly stuck with his visiting mother-in-law, who becomes an unconventional roommate.
The book's 14 essays delve incisively into the interconnected themes of mental illness, mortality, creative work, class and bike mechanics.
Adrienne Maree Brown
This book examines how women can pursue political activism using the energy from their emotional and erotic experiences and create innovative ways to bring about change and social justice to issues of climate change, race and gender.
A collection of humorous and edgy essays that highlight the ups and downs of aging, marriage and living with step-children in small-town Michigan.
Jones, who lives in Columbus, tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires and fears.
Movies for adults
Gabrielle C. Burton
Through the stories of eight performers in Columbus' drag scene, this film dives into the often misunderstood topic of "gender" itself.
I'm an adult services librarian with reading tastes that tend toward LGBTQ+ literature, sci-fi, fantasy, YA and graphic novels. If I'm not reading books on my to-read list or adding books to my to-read list, I can almost guarantee I'm watching "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," roller skating, crafting, cooking delicious vegetarian food or snuggling my greyhounds.