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Note: These are realistic (and in a few noted cases, speculative) contemporary and historical novels erring on the side of litfic.

  • For short story collections, see here.
  • For Romance, see here.
  • For SFF, see here.

Realistic Contemporary

Cis Lesbian Protagonists

Cis Gay Protagonists

Bisexual Protagonists

Cis Male

Cis Female

Queer Protagonists

These are protagonists who either actively identify as queer, don’t use labels, or whose labels are unknown.



Trans Female Protagonists

Trans Male Protagonists

Non-Binary Protagonists

Intersex Protagonists

Realistic Historical

For organization by time period, see here.

Female Protagonists

Male Protagonists

Group Cast

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