Ann Bannon – Odd Girl Out Ann Bannon published six novels of lesbian pulp fiction in the late 50s and early 60s. These novels have endured as classics since then. Odd Girl Out was the first of this series of six.
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Maurice – E.M. Forster Another classic, this one published in 1960. It follows a homosexual man named Maurice from his boyhood onward, detailing his life and experiences with love.
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Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides Published in 2002. A multi-generation story, it follows the grandparents of a boy named Cal as they immigrate from Asia Minor to Detroit. The second part of the book follows Cal, a man with a condition that leaves him with certain feminine traits. It shows his journey, and how he comes to understand his identity.
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The Front Runner – Patricia Nell Warren A beloved book from the 70s, telling the story of a college runner, Billy, and his coach, Harlan, who fall in love with one another. They are together for several years, and the book follows their relationship and Billy’s road to the olympics.
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