Top 10 LGBTQ Books for Pride

The LGBTQ community has fought their way to become accepted in the society for a long time and the Pride manifestations are the crown of the LGBTQ community’s social effort. We made a list of top 10 LGBTQ books that can provide you with an insight into what it took for the LGBTQ community to finally win their rights and freedom. 

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation

This book is a photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement from the creators and curators of the popular Instagram account @lgbt_history. The book is released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that have the historic importance for the LGBTQ community. 

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Queer: A Graphic History

Meg John Barker, an activist-academic and Julia Scheele, an illustrator joined their forces to illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this non-fiction graphic novel. The book comes with a kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, activism and academia who have shaped “queer theory”. 

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The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

The Book of Pride is written to capture the true story of the gay rights movement from the 60s to the present day. The book contains a series of richly detailed interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who helped the movement become what it is today. This is a book about the individuals who fought both personal and political battles to win their freedoms and rights. 

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This Book Is Gay

This book is written for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference, so the people can better understand what it means to be lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, straight, or curious. The goal of the book is to provide its readers with the answers to all the questions gay people wanted to ask. 

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A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)

A Queer History of the United States is meant to be more than just a simple chronological classification of important figures in queer history. The book is written to radically challenge the way people understand American history in general. This book is based upon primary-source documents, literature and cultural histories that help the author chart the breadth of LGBTQ+ history from 1492 to the 1990s.

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Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America

This book follows the historical development of LGBTQ+ life after an important happening on June 28, 1969, when the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York was raided by police. Instead of responding with the compliance, the people from the bar started fighting back and everything resulted in the five days of rioting that changed forever the face of gay and lesbian life in America. 

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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

 Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is the book written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the rainbow Pride flag. This is a picture book that is meant to tell the people the remarkable and inspiring history of the rainbow Pride flag. The protagonists of the book are social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker. 

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PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests from the Photo Archives of the New York Times

This book is a photo history of the development of LGBTQ rights revolution. From the notorious police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a safe haven for gay men, to the modern Pride manifestations, this book tries to cover the whole spectrum of important happenings in the modern LGBTQ history. 

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Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes

Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes is the book full of empowering stories of queer citizens of the world who live openly gay and lead proud, fulfilling and successful lives. The book was written by award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau.

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PRIDE Coloring Book: Inspiring Designs with Affirming Messages of Love and Acceptance

This coloring book includes 39 beautifully drawn designs with inspirational quotes and messages. The book is intended to bring hope, encouragement and motivation to LGBTQ people, their families and friends. With this book, you will go on an inside journey that should make you feel better about yourself. 

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You can read several of these ebooks for free by joining programs like Kindle Unlimited.