Pride is More Important Than Ever

For this June blog post, I thought I'd share the 2SLGBTQ+ books that marked me the most so far. But first, let's be a little bit personal. 

I'm a white cisgender (meaning my gender identity corresponds with the female sex designation that I was assigned at birth) heterosexual woman born in the nineties.

I grew up learning about sexuality and what it means to be a hetero woman with movies, TV shows and magazines mainly (hello Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill & all, with your -very- accurate description of teenager's life. *Please note the sarcasm here*) 

And, let's just say that the gay representations in those were very limited, if not, none-existent (oh yeah, I guess we had t.A.T.u. but let's not go there...). I had a lot to learn regarding the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Like for feminism, it's only since the past few years that I've learn more on the subject.

Books are the best for learning something new, especially something you have limited access to in real life. If you're lucky enough to have friends in the community, asking questions is the second best way to learn. I believe there no dumb question but please be sensitive and think a minute before asking them. 

On this note, I leave you with these AH-mazing recommendations.

 

Book Recommendations

 

For Children: 

      

Les Papas de Violette (Fr) - Emilie Chazerand

My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother, and Me (Fr) - Natalie Meisner & Mathilde Cinq-Mars

Our Subway Baby - Peter Mercurio & Leo Espinosa

When Aidan Became A Brother - Kyle Lukoff & Kaylani Juanita

Julián is A Mermaid (En) / Julian est une sirène (Fr) - Jessica Love

Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag - Gayle E. Pitman & Holly Clifton-Brown

 

For Everyone Else:

     

Leslie & Coco (Fr) - Marie Demers 

La fille d'elle-même (Fr) / Dandelion Daughter (En) - Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay

Homebody - Theo Parish

Us (En) / Girlfriends (Fr) - Sara Soler

The Power of Style: How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures - Christian Allaire

Loveless - Alice Oseman

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Please share your favorite Pride book(s) in comment bellow ! There's no such thing as too many books.

Lots of love, 

Gladys

 

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