We Are Pride

We Are Pride Booklist

We Are Pride was first published in 2017, featuring books published in 2016.

We Are Pride 2021 - We Are Pride is a list of books published in the previous year for all ages concerning the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. This printing is part of the Boston Public Library’s annual observance of Pride Month.


BPL Pride Events Calendar– Check our calendar for all of the Pride programming happening at the library!

Boston Pride Official Calendar, opens a new window– Here are all of the official Boston Pride events.

Boston Pride Community Calendar – Lists community events around Boston.

The List: Boston's Queer Agenda Calendar, opens a new window – Provides weekly and monthly eblasts for Events, Housing, and Classifieds.

Past & Related Booklists

We Are Pride booklists past & present – Here are the We Are Pride lists in the library catalog from 2017 to the present.

General LGBTQ+ booklists – Librarians around the system create lists of LGBTQ+ books year-round, including the We Are Pride long lists. Check them out!  

Lambda Literary Awards – Lambda Literary is the nation’s leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. Each year they award the best LGBTQ+ books in multiple categories.

Guides & Resources

Queer Fiction Blog – Three BPL librarians review LGBTQ+ fiction for all ages every month. 

Diversity in Speculative Fiction – A BPL Blog dedicated to reviewing recent science fiction, fantasy, and horror books by and about women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.  

Boston’s LGBTQ+ History Guide - Provides starting points to researching LGBTQ+ history in Boston and highlights particular resources that are likely to shed unique light on a research inquiry. 

LGBTQ+ Youth & Adult Resources Guide – Includes a brief introduction to orientation and identity, a short glossary of terms and definitions, local resources, online resources, health and wellness resources, the history of Pride in Boston, and reading and viewing recommendations.

F/F Romance Guide – A guide to lesbian romance including lists for subgenres and diverse characters. 

M/M Romance Guide – A guide to gay romance including lists for subgenres and diverse characters. 

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