Happy Pride Month, Spokane! Be sure to support local organizations like Spokane Pride, Spectrum Center, and Odyssey Youth Movement, and have a blast at the Spokane Pride Parade on June 10th at 12 PM. We will see you there!
Also be sure to check out these recently-published, queer-centric titles, which including novels, non-fiction, memoir, and even a travel guide. A scourge of book bans in the Inland NW and across the nation are affecting books just like these (and more). Learn about the banning and fight back with PEN America here: https://pen.org/issue/book-bans/.
The Pride Atlas: 500 Iconic Destination for Queer Travelers by Maartje Hensen
After Sappho: A Novel by Selby Wynn Schwartz
The Biography of X: A Novel by Catherine Lacey
Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America by Gregory D. Smithers
Chlorine: A Novel by Jade Song
The Unfortunates: A Novel by JK Chukwu
You’re That Bitch & Other Cute Lessons about Being Unapologetically Yourself: A Gay Cinderella Story by Bretman Rock
The Late Americans: A Novel by Brandon Taylor
Rainbow Rainbow: Stories by Lydia Conklin
Love that Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life by Jonathan Van Ness
The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison by Hugh Ryan
In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies by Dianna E. Anderson
Making Love with the Land: Essays by Joshua Whitehead
The Boy with a Bird in His Chest: A Novel by Emme Lund Check It Out