LGBTQ+ Pride Month book recommendations

LGBTQ+ Pride Month book recommendations

June 1, 2023

Chosen by our University of Arizona Press colleagues

When Language Broke Open

Edited by Alan Pelaez Lopez

When Language Broke Open includes 45 queer and trans Black writers of Latin American descent who use poetry, prose, and visual art to illustrate Blackness as a geopolitical experience that is always changing. The writers capture the tension, disappointment, and displacement of queer diasporas, while at the same time guiding us into how we hold spaces of care and reconciliation.

Publication date is December 2023, now available for pre-order.

LGBTQ Politics in Nicaragua, Revolution, Dictatorship, and Social Movements

By Karen Kampwirth

Celebrate pride, Nicaraguan style. Was the 2012 Miss Gay Nicaragua pageant a beauty contest with a human rights focus or was it a way for the government to use the gay community for entertainment only? 

Kampwirth explores this moment and more in LGBTQ Politics in Nicaragua, Revolution, Dictatorship, and Social Movements by tracing the contradictory position of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) on LGBTQ issues, which has ranged from repression and intolerance to celebration and cooptation. Kampwirth also charts the ebb and flow of LGBTQ organizing and rights from the guerrilla uprising in the 1970s to contemporary politics.

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature

Edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti

Explore the radical diversity among today’s indigenous voices in Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. The collection is sexy, joyful, angry, wounded, and hopeful. Essays reflect the complexity of identities within Native Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Two-Spirit (GLBTQ2).

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