June is Rainbow Book Month!

Join the DePaul University Library in a celebration of authors and books that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow Book Month is an initiative of the American Library Association to highlight library access to the very best in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, and asexual literature.

Books by and about LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC individuals have been targeted nationwide in book challenges, including right here in the Chicago area. In our continued commitment to the idea that everyone should be free to see their identities and experiences reflected in their local library, we are celebrating Rainbow Book Month this summer with a library display featuring books available to borrow from the DePaul University Library. Stop by the 1st Floor of the John T. Richardson Library to browse the book display or find additional rainbow book titles highlighted in our Banned and Challenged Books and LGBTQIA+ Voices collections.

For LGBTQIA+ themed comics, also check out the Queer Comics Database. And the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) roundtable has compiled an Over the Rainbow Book List to help you find your next great read.

Can’t stop by this summer? Check out some additional recently published rainbow books available from the DePaul University Library in e-book format. Happy reading!

Queer Legacies: Stories from Chicago’s LGBTQ Archives by John D’Emilio

The Sense of Brown by José Esteban Muñoz

Digital Me: Trans Students Exploring Future Possible Selves Online by Z Nicolazzo

Queering Psychotherapy

Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action by Kevin Guyan

Affirming LGBTQ+ Students in Higher Education

Desire After Dark: Contemporary Queer Cultures and Occultly Marvelous Media by Andrew J. Owens

Black Trans Feminism by Marquis Bey

The Gayborhood : From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle

Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum by Erin Ekins

Queer Country by Shana Goldin-Perschbacher

OutWrite: The Speeches That Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture

Bi: Bisexual, Pansexual, Fluid, and Nonbinary Youth by Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Trans Historical: Gender Plurality before the Modern

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