Romantic/Sexual Orientation

As the majority of queer lit is about alloromantic gay or lesbian characters, those are not listed here; just look at any of the other pages to find them.

Where romantic and sexual orientations differ, it has been noted.

MS = character with this orientation does not have a POV but is a major secondary (used only for very rare rep)

Aromantic

For aroace characters, see under Asexual heading. Characters without a specific label for their sexual orientations are listed under Allosexual.

Allosexual

  • Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault
  • The Trouble by Daria Defore

Pansexual

Polyamorous

  • The Lifeline Signal by RoAnna Sylver

Asexual

Aromantic/Arospec

YA

  • Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
  • Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Adult

  • Good Angel by A. M. Bauslid
  • We Go Forward by Alison Evans (Amz)
  • The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle
  • “Backgame” by Lev Mirov, in Myriad Lands Volume II
  • Seafoam and Silence by Lynn O’Connacht
  • A Promise Broken by Lynn E. O’Connacht

Biromantic

(Demi-)Gray

  • Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade

Panromantic

  • Learning Curves by Ceillie Simkiss

Heteroromantic

  • That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
  • “They Don’t Kiss at the End” by Nilah Magruder (All Out)
  • Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Homoromantic

  • Keeper of the Dawn by Dianna Gunn
  • Perfect Rhythm by Jae
  • The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz
  • “Walking After Midnight” by Kody Keplinger (All Out)
  • We Awaken by Calista Lynne
  • Thaw by Elyse Springer

Questioning/Undefined

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

Bisexual

Female

MG

  • Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  • Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee

YA

  • 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
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman

Adult

  • One Night With a Rock Star by Amber Lin and Shari Slade

Male

YA

  • The Rules of Mediating Myths and Magic by F.T. Lukens
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

NA

  • Off Campus by AJ Cousins
  • Hold Me by Courtney Milan

Adult

  • One Night With a Rock Star by Amber Lin and Shari Slade
  • Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade

Demisexual

Female

  • Far From Home by Lorelie Brown
  • Daybreak Rising by Kiran Oliver (also panromantic)

Male

  • Overexposed by Megan Erickson
  • The Spy With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
  • Over and Over Again by Cole McCade
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (MS)
  • Thrown Off Track by Tamsen Parker (Amz)

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

Queer

These are books in which either:

  1. the MC specifically self-labels as queer or
  2. the character clearly favors multiple genders in at least one case but does not use a label

Female

  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Male

  • This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
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