19 LGBTQIA+ romance novels that you should be reading

Here are some books to see you through LGBTQIA+ History Month.

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by Piper Huxley |

Now that LGBT History Month is here and Valentine’s Day is approaching, we've compiled a list of the best LGBTQIA+ romance novels that you should be reading.

From modern classics like Maurice and Nightwood to contemporary YA fiction like Heartstopper and I Wish You All the Best, we have an extensive look into the world of LGBTQIA+ romance. This list is simply teeming with diversity.

Have you seen that they've turned Heartstopper into a TV show on Netflix? It's very good...

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If you’re a fan of romance novels but fancied something a little different this time around, these books are guaranteed to have you crying (just a little). Today, it’s important to see LGBTQIA+ authors being spotlighted in bookshops and libraries. Back in the days of Oscar Wilde, he and his contemporaries had to be careful about the content they were writing. How far we’ve come! Times have changed - for the better.

History aside, these books would make the perfect accompaniment to a month like February which is synonymous with romance. These novels could even make a cute gift for someone special this Valentine’s Day.

If you’re needing a little escapism this February, get your bookmarks at the ready.


What is LGBTQIA+ month?

Founded in 1994, LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

Why is it important to observe?

LGBTQIA+ History Month provides a platform to remember the progress that LGBTQIA+ people have made and serves as a reminder to uplift these voices. Though we have witnessed some progress, LGBTQIA+ people still face discrimination today. In fact, hate crimes have been on the rise.

By making sure we support and amplify marginalised voices, we’re creating a fairer world with solidarity and understanding; a world where everybody feels heard, valued and respected.

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