LGBT Month is hosted by Cayce @Fighting Dreamer and Laura @Laura Plus Books. It runs through the month of April and it's meant to celebrate LGBT readers, LGBT authors, and LGBT books!
The event has no real rules. All you need to do is read and share LGBT books, in order to spread acceptance of LGBT. There is a Read-Along that you can participate in, if you're interested.
To sign up, here's what you need to do:
- Link up to your blog/channel/Goodreads/Twitter (you can find the linky by clicking the banner at the top of this post)
- Write a sign up post!
I was thrilled to learn of this event (thanks, Lexxie @Unconventional Book Views AND Robyn @ Robgirlbooks) because it really speaks to my desire for creating a world without hate. And if we can do a little to move towards that through reading, then I'm all for it. :)
As I was thinking about books I have read with a LGBT theme, I decided I'd mention a few that dealt with the repercussions of prejudices.
If I Lie was a touching read about the damage done when a girl is asked to lie in order to protect her boyfriend. She in turn suffers when she's seen as a cheater and a traitor by those who would treat her boyfriend the same way if they knew the secret.
Speechless is another YA tale of the toll of prejudice and hate. When the words of a young woman lead to tragic consequences for a young man, she takes a vow of silence to prove a point.
Trevor and Edgard are two characters from Lorelei James' Rough Riders series. (although they appear is several books, Rough, Raw, and Ready is their story) They are bi-sexual men and it's not easy to be so in the world of rodeo cowboys. I admire them both so much because they found a way to make their lifestyle work and build a happy life, even if they occasionally have to deal with the prejudices of others in their small Wyoming town.
I'm really hoping to read Stripped Clean before the end of the month. Lexxie reviewed it back in December (review here) and it sounds amazing!