Young Adult

  • B/P/Q/A – MC is bisexual, pansexual, queer/questioning, and/or asexual
  • + = label is stated explicitly on-page
  • Titles with MCs of color are in purple
  • * = Not yet released
  • (Amz) – this is the link to purchase the book using the site’s Amazon Affiliates link. All money earned via this link goes back into the site.

Please note multi-POV books will be listed twice where more than one list is appropriate.

Gay/Bi/Queer/Pan/Ace Male Protagonists

Contemporary

Historical

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative

Gay/Bi/Queer/Asexual Female Protagonists

Contemporary

Historical

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative/Paranormal/Magical Realism

Transgender/Genderfluid/Genderqueer/Non-Binary Protagonists

Contemporary

Speculative/SFF/Magical Realism

Intersex Protagonists

(Please note: love interests noted below are only in books where said LI does not have a POV. Characters with POVs are noted as protagonists and included in the above lists.)

Explicitly Bisexual Love Interests (to Heterosexual Main Characters)

Explicitly Bisexual Love Interests (to Homosexual Main Characters)

Explicitly Bisexual or Pansexual Love Interests (to Bi Main Characters)

  • Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry
  • Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Implicitly Bi LIs to Heterosexual MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Implicitly Bi/Pan LIs to Homosexual MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Implicitly Bi/Pan LIs to Bi/Pan MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Transgender Love Interests (to Cisgender Protagonists)

Anthologies with Queer Representation

  • All Out ed. by Saundra Mitchell (entire anthology)
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats ed. by Jessica Spotswood (“City of Angels” by Lindsay Smith and “The Whole World is Watching” by Robin Talley)
  • My True Love Gave to Me ed. by Stephanie Perkins (“Your Temporary Santa” by David Levithan)
  • Summer Days & Summer Nights ed. by Stephanie Perkins (“The End of Love” by Nina LaCour, “Souvenirs” by Tim Federle)
  • Summer Love ed. by Duet Books (entire anthology)

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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