Illuminating reads for Pride Month 2022

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. It all began when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Here is a list compiled by those within the community, including by writer Artie Carden.

πŸ“š We Can Do Better Than This by Amelia Abraham

πŸ“š Gender Trauma by Alex Iantaffi

πŸ“š Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

πŸ“š Queer Body Power by Essie Dennis

πŸ“š Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen

πŸ“š The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye

πŸ“š Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide by Kate Charlesworth

πŸ“š Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities edited by Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker and Kat Gupta

πŸ“š I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

πŸ“š Wow, No Thank You.: Essays by Samantha Irby

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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