Coming Out Stories

The 2014 Seattle Pride Parade and Festival kicks off this weekend, celebrating it’s 40th year. According to the Seattle Pride website, “2014 Pride aims to celebrate the history of the Northwest’s LGBTQ rights movement and advance the ongoing progress the LGBTQ community has made since first
coming out in 1974, the year of the inaugural Seattle Pride festivities.”

Throughout the years I’ve read a number of compelling memoirs and stories about the LGBTQ experience including Portia de Rossi’s Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain and Jennifer Finney Boylan’s She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders. In the spirit of the 2014 Seattle Pride weekend June 27th- June 29th, we’ve created a LGBTQ Stories booklist on the website. There are also a couple of great lists for teens as well!

Do you have a favorite LGBTQ memoir or story?

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One response to “Coming Out Stories”

  1. Ruth G. says:

    I LOVED "She's Not There"! The first LGBTQ book I ever read was Maurice, by E. M. Forster. I loved the book so much, and was surprised that it was by a person who wrote "classics", as I had the impressions that "classics" had to be dry and unreadable! More recently, I loved the YA novel, "The Geography Club", by Brent Hartinger. There was a very moving book I read years ago about 2 young gay soldiers during WW2, "Damned strong love : the true story of Willi G. and Stefan K.", which despite its title, was a novel. Heartbreaking, beautiful book! It's older and hard to get hold of a copy, but such a good book.

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