Books with LGBTQ+ Characters

  1. Fiction
  2. Historical Fiction
  3. Romance
  4. Fantasy
  5. Science Fiction
  6. Mystery & Thriller
  7. Horror
Lets Not Do That Again

Let’s Not Do That Again 

by Grant Ginder

Representative Nancy is hard at work campaigning for a Senate seat, so she sends her son, Nick, to find her daughter, Greta, who was just caught on camera protesting in Paris.

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest by Emme Lund

Part literary fiction, part magical realism: Owen has a bird in his chest (Gail), leaves home, and finds family, love, and some danger in Washington.

The Death of Vivek Oji

The Death of Vivek Oji 

by Akwaeke Emezi

Although it begins with Vivek’s death, this powerful story set in Nigeria focuses on Vivek’s life and relationships.



by Bryan Washington

Mike, a Japanese American chef, and Benson, a Black day care teacher, are in a relationship. But when Mike leaves for Osaka to visit his dying father, Benson ends up living with Mike’s mother.

Detransition Baby

Detransition, Baby 

by Torrey Peters

Reese and Ames end their relationship when Ames detransitions. After Ames finds out his lover, Katrina, is pregnant with his baby, the three think about creating a family together.

Girl Woman Other

Girl, Woman, Other 

by Bernardine Evaristo

This book explores living in Britain as a Black person through twelve different perspectives. Themes include colonialism, sexuality, gender, and race. 
The Late Americans

The Late Americans

by Brandon Taylor

The widely acclaimed author of Real Life and Filthy Animals returns with a deeply involving new novel of young men and women at a crossroads.


by Jennifer Savran Kelly

Dawn Levit, a bookbinder conservationist working at the Met in 2003 deals with her gender identity discovers a love letter hidden in the endpapers of a 1950's lesbian pulp novel and tries to track down the author.