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.
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
Hitchcock, Shannon. One True Way. New York: Scholastic Press, 2018.
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
Kobabe, Maia. Gender Queer: A Memoir. Lion Forge, 2019.
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
Jay, David (Founder). Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN). Founded 2001. https://www.asexuality.org
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
Love, Jessica. Julián is a Mermaid. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2018.
In this utterly charming picture book, a young child dreams about being a mermaid—and finds unconditional love and support from his grandmother. Continue reading
Rivera, Gabby. Juliet Takes a Breath. Riverdale, NY: Riverdale Ave Books, 2016.
In this hilarious and insightful coming-of-age novel, “closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx” Juliet travels to Portland, Oregon to learn about feminism and queer culture, gets over a heartbreak, and comes out to her family. Continue reading