Witch Boy

Ostertag, Molly Knox. The Witch Boy. New York: Graphix, 2017.

A boy wearing pink and studying a spell, with an ominous shadow curling around him.

Aster comes from a long line of magic users. In his* family, girls are taught spellcraft and become witches, while boys develop shapeshifting powers around puberty. Aster has always been drawn to witchcraft and sneaks around to listen in on the girls’ lessons. He practices spells in secret and is proud of his emerging skills. Continue reading

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Independent Voices Collection LGBT Series

Independent Voices Collection: An Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press. LGBT Series. https://voices.revealdigital.com.

Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press periodicals. Periodicals include newspapers, magazines, and journals. Series include Black American, Campus Underground, Feminist, GI Press, LGBT, Latino, Little Magazine, Native American, and Right-Wing. Periodicals come from libraries and archives special collections and are made available by Reveal Digital. Continue reading

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When the Moon Was Ours

McLemore, Anna-Marie. When the Moon Was Ours. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.

A dark house in a moonlit night. The silhouettes of two people interact with the title text,, "When the Moon Was Ours."

When a town decides to topple their aging water tower, a little girl washes out with the gush of water. Only one little boy is brave enough to approach her, and they have been best friends ever since. Continue reading

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Love is Love

Andreyko, Marc (Organizer), and Sarah Gaydos and Jamie S. Rich (Editors). Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting. San Diego: IDW Publishing, 2016.

Comic book characters standing together holding a giant pride flag.

On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and wounding 53 before being killed by police officers. It was Latin Night and over 90% of the victims were Latinx. The Pulse shooting is the deadliest act of terror on LGBTQ people in the history of the United States.

After learning about the shooting, comic book and screenplay writer Marc Andreyko rallied the comics community to produce an anthology to benefit the survivors via Equality Florida. Dozens of gifted writers, artists, letterers, and colorists responded and generously donated their talents to create Love is Love. Continue reading

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One True Way

Hitchcock, Shannon. One True Way. New York: Scholastic Press, 2018.

Students sitting at a desk. The two girls in the middle are holding hands under the desk.

 

Set in 1977, this engaging middle grade novel follows middle-schooler Allie as she develops a crush on a new friend and realizes she’s gay. Continue reading

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Gender Queer: A Memoir

Kobabe, Maia. Gender Queer: A Memoir. Lion Forge, 2019.

A genderqueer person standing in water looking down at a more masculine reflection.

In this captivating graphic memoir, Maia Kobabe shares the story of eir* journey discovering eir nonbinary and asexual identities and coming out to eir friends, family, and community. Continue reading

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Asexual Visibility & Education Network

Jay, David (Founder). Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN). Founded 2001. https://www.asexuality.org

Website banner in purple with the asexual flag in a triangle and "Asexual Visibility & Education Network" in white.

The Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN) is an online informational and social resource for asexual and questioning people and their significant others, friends, families, and allies. Continue reading

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