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This Book Is Gay
This Book Is Gay | James Dawson
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"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book..." - Booklist (Starred) Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU. There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You're welcome. Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations. You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.One of The Guardian's Best Books of the Year "The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL." Patrick Ness, bestselling author
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Connster
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This is brilliant. I can imagine reading this would be so inspirational and just generally awesome for so many of my school LGBTQ+ group. I never pass on books to others, but I think going to give this one to a colleague who I think will like it. 🌈🏳️‍🌈😻📚📖
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Connster
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Today has been a bit shit, so I‘ve come straight home from work and got into the bath with a Lush Yellow Submarine bomb (which smells amazing, by the way). I feel better already! I‘m just working up the energy to get out now...🛁🛀🧼🌈🏳️‍🌈📖📚💤

wanderinglynn Glad you‘re feeling better. I hope you have an amazing weekend! 💜 5mo
Connster @wanderinglynn Thank you so much! You too! 💙 5mo
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RavenNight
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fandom_hellspawn99
This Book Is Gay | James Dawson
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🌈 I'm so excited that it's Pride month! 🌈

LokiDokey Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 6mo
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broughtyoubooks
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I wanted to start sharing some of my favourite photos from my bookstagram (@broughtyoubooks). And since all of these are on my TBR - bar Juno Dawson's book which I read a while back - I figured I'd share a late bookish rainbow for pride 🌈

rachelsbrittain This is so lovely! And I notice some really great ones in there. I recently read Autoboyography and Leah and they were both amazing and Carry On is, of course, also wonderful! 1y
ephemeralwaltz Lovely! 1y
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SkeletonKey
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Currently listening to.

I tried to start another queer memoir but they are often sad and I can‘t do anymore sad right now.

This one is upbeat and optimistic so far.

#lgbtq #queerbooks #transbooks

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xicanti
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My current library's pretty small, but they still managed to squeeze in a Pride display.

Reviewsbylola ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 I‘ve been wanting to read The Dream Lover! 2y
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GlitcHout
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I have purchased this but for my closest friends and family members to help them understand my lifestyle and to answer the questions that they don't want to ask. It also so help me to understand some of the terms and language that the lbgt community has adopted.

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Harriet.morris
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Wow. Starting of with a strong one. This book is AMAZING. It's so educational and taught me so much even though I'm gay. It's one of those books that I think should be read in schools,in PSHE lessons because teens need to know about this stuff and it's not taught in schools. I would defiantly recommend to anyone, not just the LGBT community. 🏳️‍🌈❤️

GlitcHout I have purchased this book for my closest friends and family members who are trying their best to understand my lifestyle. This book has answer the questions that they just don't want to ask me. 2y
Harriet.morris @GlitcHout I completely agree. It‘s really good for answering those awkward question no one wants to ask. It‘s also a amazing confidence booster 2y
DraGone I'm halfway through it! It's hilarious! 2y
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Missusb
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I also consulted a list, and found this one that I have reviewed http://childrensbooksdaily.com/lgtb-fiction-books-for-a-ya-audience/ as part of a longer LGTBQIA post. There is nothing subtle about it, so it brings undue attention to itself. It's very information, full of humour and empathy, and made me sad that these kids are marginalised so much. I will link to the banned books article in the comments.
#backtoreading #bannedbooklove #dayeight

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Hooked_on_books
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I'm a bit behind, but here is my rainbow stack for @Soubhiville for the #bookcolortag! I tried to go about this one in a slightly different way, so hope you enjoy! 🌈

Soubhiville I love it! 2y
Librariana It's lovely! 2y
monkeygirlsmama Perfect twist. 🌈 2y
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Zelma Very pretty and cheerful! 2y
DraGone Ooo you're copy is white! I love it! 2y
Hooked_on_books @DraGone I picked it up in Scotland, so I‘m guessing that‘s the UK cover. 2y
DraGone @Hooked__on__books my version is probably the us version. It's all rainbow lol 2y
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marian.tarko
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So I finished my #pridemonthmaraton just because I ran out of time... But I still have some Levithan there on my #TBR
I finally lo-o-o-oved #Snowbaz and Amoke and Ofelia 😍
#LaChaco is sooo beautiful and heartbreaking!! 💓💓
Anyway... 5 fabulous reads to thank to the #bookstagram community

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Banereads
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My second book for the last week of #PrideMonth
"No such thing" by A. M. Arthur! Sadly the book isn't listed in Litsy so I tagged another ?

This book is the beginning of a wonderful series, each novel featuring another gay couple. I call these my "reading fast food" and usually read them when life gets a little hard because I know that I'll always get a happy ending!

BTW - I colored rainbow kitty while listening to Lord of Shadows! ?

BookishMarginalia Love the coloring! 2y
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marian.tarko
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Somasis
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From my TBR, hoping to add it to my classroom library next fall ❤💛💚💙💜 #LGBTQpride #riotgrams

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Check out this #BookMail I got today! I've been wanting to read some LGBTQ non-fiction for young people for a while, and this is the first one I'm going to try. Thanks to Source Books for sending me a review copy! #QueerBooks #TransBooks

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CallMeMax
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It took me so long to find the time to read it, but I finally did it. It's absolutely wonderful. I love the style, the author is so funny, their wit is amazing. I fell in love with this book, not only because Larry Stylinson is mentioned (cough cough), but also because it's actually stuffed with information about coming out, sexualities in general and everything that has to do with gay culture. 100/10

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CallMeMax
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Finally back to English ✌
First time reading this book and I already love it. Only heard good things about it too.

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Books.before.people
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The writer has a couple of good points and the book is funny I just found it hard to enjoy because of some of the more transphobic parts. I definitely don't believe that he wrote the book in a transphobic way on purpose but that it's more a lack of knowledge. If you can ignore the transphobic parts it's a genuinely funny very queer book and a book I think could actually be helpful for people.

Stephanie-Anne But that cover! 😉 3y
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libraryfangirly
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Hooked_on_books
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Here are a few text only covers I found on my shelves for #booktober! They are all relatively recent acquisitions which I look forward to. (I'm currently reading my last physical library book for a while in an effort to get to all the increasingly large stacks in my house!)

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TheLondonBookworm
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A nice pic from Brighton Pride 2016 British Bobbies getting stuck in. A brilliant place and atmosphere makes you proud to be a part of it. Got me thinking about books to read with Pride 😍😍

KarenUK This picture is fantastic! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @KarenUK Thanks! I love the colours 😊 3y
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