As a bi-racial Latina who has slowly been coming to terms with the fact that she is, in fact, part of that asexual “A” in LGBTQIA, the mass shooting in Orlando has left me with a lot of jumbled feelings. Most of those feelings are some shade of grief.
Losing myself in books has been one of my most successful coping strategies. In the wake of Orlando, I am feeling a renewed need for Latinx and/or LGBTQIA #ownvoices, especially since both have been sparse on my reading list this year. So here are some links that I found helpful. Maybe you’ll find them helpful, too.
- In Honor of Orlando: 10 Books That Celebrate Queer Latinx Identity
- Latinx Gay YA
- #PRIDECREATORS: 10 LGBTQIA CREATORS OF COLOR IN SFF
- The 20th Anniversary of the Pura Belpré Award and a Few Favorites
- 9 YA picks for LGBT Pride Month