by Briana Albright,
LBPH Reader Advisor
It’s Pride Week in Pittsburgh and we here at LBPH are proud to read LGBT. Though this week is by no means the only time to come together in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, it is a time to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than with an LGBT read? Immerse yourself in one of these LGBT titles this week (or year round if you’re extra proud like us)!
Kiss of the Spider Woman
by Manuel Puig
Depicts the daily conversations between two cellmates in an Argentine prison and the intimate bond they form in the process. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1976.
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
by John Lahr
Biography of Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), author of “The Glass Menagerie” (DB 45893) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (DB 46212) Details Williams’s personal life and relationships, career as a playwright, and scandals surrounding him–even after his death. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. National Book Award Finalist. 2014.
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
by Kristin Cronin-Mills
Gabe is a boy born with a girl’s body. With his new public-access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendship, and parents–all while trying to come out as transgendered. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. Stonewall Book Award. 2014.