By Representation

This page is an in-progress masterlist of the site for those looking more broadly for rarer representation, listed under subcategory in age-target order, and then alphabetically by author last name within. As the majority of queer lit is about thin, white, cisgender, non-disabled gay or lesbian characters, those are not listed here; just look at any of the other pages to find them. Intersectional representation is coded with asterisks as follows:

***Has a main character who is of color and/or Indigenous
***Has a disabled main character (sensory, chronic illness, and/or a limb difference)
***Has a disabled main character (mental health issue and/or is neuroatypical)
***Has a main character of a marginalized religion
***Has a main character who IDs as fat and/or plus-size

Each set of three asterisks applies to a single person. Characters with more than one marginalized characteristic will be symbolized by a combination of those colors. E.g. a disabled Muslim character of color would be noted ***. Where a single character is of both marginalized gender and orientation, it is explicitly noted. In cases of rarer representation, books where the love interest (but not main character) fits, even if they do not have a POV, as long as they are prominently featured.

Links are to either Goodreads, Amazon affiliate, or elsewhere on LGBTQReads.

Aromantic

Asexual

Aromantic/Arospec

  • Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
  • Seafoam and Silence by Lynn O’Connacht
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Biromantic

(Demi-)Gray

  • Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade – G***

Panromantic

 

Heteroromantic

Homoromantic

  • We Awaken by Calista Lynne

Questioning/Undefined/Unknown

  • Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
  • This Song is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin

Bigender

Bisexual

Female

  • Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee
  • Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  • How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  • Double Exposure by Chelsea M. Cameron – T
  • Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta
  • Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert***
  • Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  • Top Ten by Katie Cotugno***
  • The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
  • The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz***
  • Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee***
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore***
  • Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore***
  • People Like Us by Dana Mele
  • Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman

Male

  • The Rules of Mediating Myths and Magic by F.T. Lukens
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren***
  • Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade***
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera*** ***
  • Hold Me by Courtney Milan***
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Demigirl

  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
  • Whip Stir Serve by Caitlin Frost and Henry Drake
  • Survival Rout by Ana Mardoll (Amz)

Demisexual

Female

  • Far From Home by Lorelie Brown***

Male

Gay

Genderfluid

  • Mask of Shadows and Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller
  • Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Genderqueer

  • Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
  • Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

Intersex

  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
  • Born Both by Hida Viloria (memoir)

Lesbian

  • 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac***
  • The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding***
  • Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon***

Non-Binary

  • Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz

Pansexual

Female

Male

Polyamorous

F/F/F

  • Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver

F/F/M

  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston***
  • She Whom I Loved by Tess Bowery

F/M/F

  • 3 by Hannah Moskowitz

M/F/M

  • This Song is Not For You by Laura Nowlin  – A

M/M/F

  • Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher
  • Outside the Lines by Anna Zabo

M/M/M

  • The Dark Horse series by Kate Sherwood

Transgender (Binary)

Female

Male

  • Coffee Boy by Austin Chant (also bi LI)
  • Peter Darling by Austin Chant
  • Caroline’s Heart by Austin Chant
  • Avi Cantor Has Six Months to Live by Sacha Lamb-G***
  • Not Your Villain by CB Lee***
  • Spy Stuff by Matthew J. Metzger
  • What it Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore***
  • Documenting Light by e.e. Ottoman
  • A Matter of Disagreement by e.e. Ottoman
  • Jaya and Rasa by Sonia Patel***
  • Bad Boy by Elliot Wake
  • “Every Shade of Red” by Elliot Wake (All Out)
  • A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde
  • The Right Thing to Do at the Time by Dov Zeller
Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: