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These books by gay authors and LGBTQ writers and books with gay characters show us that our literary journeys can be as beautifully diverse as the world we live in. And just like the rest of the literary canon, LGBTQ books come in all shapes, sizes, and every genre out there. Thriller and crime, romance novels, humor, young adult and middle grade fiction, old stand-by classics, new releases, and of course, literary fiction and memoir are all represented in this list of must-reads for your summer. Add them all to your own reading list or pick up a few as a great gift for that special bookworm in your life. You're bound to discover a new favorite.
Her Let It Go not only won an Oscar for best song, it became a queer anthem for its themes of revealing your true self. The character's sexual orientation has never been officially acknowledged by Disney , and fans had been looking for the confirmation she's lesbian in Frozen 2. But hopes that Elsa will find a girlfriend have been frozen out, as Frozen 2 misses the chance to be the first Disney Animation movie with an openly gay lead.
The song has also immortalized the Young Men's Christian Association in pop culture. Yet former residents of the McBurney Y in Chelsea — the building that inspired the song, and which was featured in the video released in late — say the reality of stays at the YMCA in those days was more complicated than the lyrics portray, with gay culture and working-class workouts coexisting in a single communal space. But it was a serious gym for people who really wanted to go and work out every day, and a nice place to live for working-class people. The temporary arrangement became a year stay. Garrett adds undergraduate students and disabled men to the mix of ethnically and racially diverse renters, about half of whom he estimates were gay.