February is LGBT history month and in order to celebrate we've put together a few titles that show the history, lives and experiences reflected within a wide a variety of literature, both non-fiction and fiction. The books range from stories of love to stories of friendship, from family relationships to gender identity to the history of LGBT.
These are just some of the LGBT books we have available within East Lothian Libraries. Please feel free to search and browse the catalogue for many more titles.
Release by Patrick Ness
This book is available as an eBook via Borrowbox or available in a variety of our branches.
How not to be a boy by Robert Webb
The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain
I'll give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This book is also available in branch or as an ebook via Borrowbox.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender teens speak out by Susan Kuklin
Good as you: from prejudice to pride: 30 years of gay Britain by Paul Flynn
'Good As You' is the 30 year history of British gay culture - from the identification of the HIV virus in 1984, through Manchester's self-selection as Britain's gay capital, to Eastenders' Colin and Barry's first primetime televised gay kiss and the real-time romance of Elton John and David Furnish's eventual marriage. Including candid interviews from major protagonists such as Kylie, Russell T. Davies and Holly Johnson, as well as the relative unknowns crucial to the gay community, Flynn charts the fight for equality both front of stage and in the wings.
Trans: a Memoir by Juliet Jacques
The Art of being Normal by Lisa Williamson by Lisa Williamson
David is funny and quirky and has always felt different from other people - but he also has a huge secret that only his two best friends know. Ever since he can remember, he has felt like a girl trapped in the body of a boy
Girls Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe
In 2010, at 17, Lucy Sutcliffe began an online friendship with Kaelyn, a young veterinary student from Michigan. Within months, they began a long distance relationship, finally meeting in the summer of 2011. Lucy's video montage of their first week spent together in Saint Kitts, which she posted to the couple's YouTube channel, was the first in a series of films documenting their long-distance relationship. Funny, tender and candid, the films attracted them a vast online following. Now, for the first time, Lucy's writing about the incredible personal journey she's been on; from never quite wanting the fairy-tale of Prince Charming to realising she was gay at the age of 14, through three years of self-denial to finally coming out to friends and family, to meeting her American girlfriend Kaelyn