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June’s Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature

June’s Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature

Author: Edit Team

June 2, 2022

The first Pride was a riot and this June, our fight persists. This month, we hope you’ll say gay (bi, lesbian, ace, trans, nonbinary, and more) and we’ve got some titles you can use as a statement.

Hold these books up by the pool or on your daily commute if you want to shout about QUEER JOY, that we’re OUT THERE, want to cast a WET HEX, identify as a GAY GIANT, or just want to keep ’em guessing with COFFEE, SHOPPING, MURDER, LOVE.

As transphobic legislation moves forward and queer and trans book bans persist, these documented LGBTQIA+ histories, personal stories, dreams, imaginings, love stories, pains, and mysteries are potent and vital accounts.

This month, the legendary Jewelle Gomez graces us with poems on legacies. Linda Villarosa’s reporting unearths the health costs of racism. And, Andrew Holleran’s latest novel unveils a candid, darkly humorous reflection on loneliness, death, and human connection.

Lambda Fellows delight with dark humor and brilliance in their latest books: Anna Dorn’s novel for a taste of destiny(?), millenial astrology business, and wit, and C. Russell Price’s poetry book for unstoppable rage and joy in the end times.

Don’t miss the return of fave NEVADA and words in a new genre from Ryan O’Connell. PLUS Vera Kelly returns in a luxurious SoCal caper, back for summer after Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery with a chase that’s close to her heart.

Looking for even more books to read? Check out our Bookshop page with handy lists of previous award winners, finalists, authors featured in our May We Present series, and more!

Would you like your upcoming title considered for a future Most Anticipated list? Email to let us know–be sure to include the publication date for your new release, title, author, genre, and link if available.




LGBTQ Studies




Young Adult Literature

Children’s/Middle Grade Literature


Comics/Graphic Novels

  • Gay Giant by Gabriel Ebensperger, Street Noise Books
  • M Is for Monster by Talia Dutton, Abrams Comicarts – Surely
  • Our Colors by Gengorah Tagame, Translated by Anne Ishii, Pantheon Books
  • SLIP by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya, Algonquin Young Readers

Looking for something to read while waiting for June’s reads to be released? No problem, we got you covered!

April’s Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature

May’s Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature

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