Look and you’ll find a host of wonderful and inspiring quotes from LGBT fiction. There have been many uplifting pieces of literature over the years, so here are some of the most memorable phrases relevant to the LGBTQ+ community.
- Weetzei Bat by Francesca Lia Block
“What sexual preference do you hope she has?” “Happiness.” Isn’t that cool?”
In 1989, Francesca Lia made a dazzling entrance into the literary scene with her novel Weetzei Bat which addresses the theme of same-sex love while acknowledging that sexual preference is all to do with happiness – something that’s often forgotten.
- Annie on my Mind – Nancy Garden
“There’s a Greek legend—no, it’s in something Plato wrote—about how true lovers are really two halves of the same person. It says that people wander around searching for their other half, and when they find him or her, they are finally whole and perfect. The thing that gets me is that the story says that originally all people were really pairs of people, joined back to back, and that some of the pairs were man and man, some woman and woman, and others man and woman. What happened was that all of these double people went to war with the gods, and the gods, to punish them, split them all in two. That’s why some lovers are heterosexual, and some are homosexual, female and female, or male and male.
This beautiful quote is from Annie on my Mind, the story of a romantic relationship between two 17-year-old New York girls. It would make for a cute reading at LGBT weddings.
- Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan
“I’ve always known I was gay, but it wasn’t confirmed until I was in kindergarten.
It was my teacher who said so. It was right there on my kindergarten report card: PAUL IS DEFINITELY GAY AND HAS VERY GOOD SENSE OF SELF.”
Boy Meets Boy takes a ‘born this way’ stance and is an inspirational piece of gay literature.
- Drag Teen – Jefferey Self
“First of all, being gay is far from a curse. It’s more like an extra order of fries at Wendy’s because the lady in the window isn’t paying attention while she fills your bag. It’s awesome.”
This is acceptance at its best from the novel Drag Teen, young adult fiction written with an inspirational purpose.
- They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera
“Two dudes met. They fell in love. They lived. That’s our story.”
There’s no life without death. And with only one day left to live, a whole array of emotions become unveiled in this novel.
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