I think we can all agree that inclusivity and diversity in books is great. And what better way to support diversity in gender and sexuality in books than by supporting the LGBT+ authors who write them? So here are some amazing books that I’ve really enjoyed and definitely recommend if they sound like your kinda read!
*I did my research as best as I could, but if I accidentally misrepresented any author or character, or if you’re an author who doesn’t want to be included in this post, please let me know!
The Immortal Coil by J. Armand
This gripping urban fantasy series has gay and bi/pan characters, plus vampires, deities, friendships, adorable slow-burn romance, and lots of supernatural fun. [Review]
Lovesick Gods by Amanda Meuwissen
This author has multiple standalones and series with gay and bisexual characters, but this one in particular has a superhero-villain romance, mental illness, and adorable friend/family relationships. [Review]
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
This author has multiple books with trans MCs and gay and bisexual characters, but this Peter Pan & Captain Hook romance retelling is my favorite. [Review]
Bloom by Desdemona Wren
This new adult paranormal romance about a trans girl and a nymph is super sweet. [Review]
Beckoning Blood by Daniel de Lorne
This is the first in a dark, bloody urban fantasy trilogy with M/M romance. [Review]
American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
This unique version of the Old West with hippos has all sorts of LGBT+ characters, including one who uses they/them pronouns and one who’s genderfluid. [Review]
Ninety-Nine Righteous Men by K.M. Claude
This darkly erotic and horror-esque M/M comic involving priests and demons definitely gave me some feels. [Review]
Wriggle & Sparkle by Megan Derr
Megan Derr has lots of LGBT+ books (including ones with gay, bisexual, lesbian, and trans characters), but this one about a bisexual unicorn shifter and a genderfluid kraken shifter is my favorite. [Review]
Withered + Sere by TJ Klune
TJ Klune is another author with lots of books, but my favorite is this dark yet hopeful post-apoc with a M/M romance. [Review]
Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen
Yet another author with multiple books, but this one in particular, an alternate reality sci-fi with a bisexual MC, was one of the darkest, twistiest books I’ve ever read. [Review]
Psst. If you like these suggestions, check out part 2 with ten more LGBT+ sci-fi/fantasy books by LGBT+ authors!