Romantic/Sexual Orientation

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As the majority of queer lit is about alloromantic, allosexual 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. Demi classifications are listed on their own for ease of discovery. In cases where a label is not used on the page, especially in SFF, I’ve followed the label used by the author to describe the character.

LI/MS = character with this orientation does not have a POV but is a love interest/major secondary
Q = Emphasis in the book is on questioning that label and never has the MC rejecting it

Aromantic/Arospec

Allosexual (unspecified)

Asexual

YA

Adult

Bisexual

Heterosexual

Homosexual

  • The Language of Roses by Heather Rose Jones

Pansexual

Polyamorous

Questioning

Unknown

Asexual

Aromantic/Arospec

YA

Adult

Biromantic

(Demi-)Gray

Panromantic

Heteroromantic

Homoromantic

Questioning/Unspecified/Unknown

MG

YA

Adult

Bisexual

Female

MG

YA

NA/Adult

Male

YA

NA

Adult

Non-Binary

Demiromantic

Female

Male

Demisexual

Female

Male

Non-Binary

  • The Heartbreak Bakery by AR Capetta (LI)
  • *The Unbalancing by R.B. Lemberg (Fantasy)

Pansexual

Female

YA

NA/Adult

Male

YA

Adult

Non-Binary

Polyamorous

F/F/F

F/F/M

F/F/NB

F/M/F

M/F/M

M/F/NB

M/M/NB

M/M/F

M/M/M

M/F/F/M

M/F/M/M

Polysexual

YA

Queer

These are books in which either:

  1. the MC specifically self-labels as queer or
  2. the character is explicitly attracted to people of multiple genders but does not use a label (including “straight”)

Female

Male

Queerplatonic

This refers to books with queerplatonic partnerships in the main cast (though not always involving POV characters)

  • Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault
  • Journey Home by May Barros
  • Seafoam and Silence by S.L. Dove Cooper
  • The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon
  • The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath
  • If it Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
  • Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor
  • The Heretic’s Guide to Homecoming by Sierra Tristen
  • The Wolf Among the Wild Hunt by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor

 

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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