10 LGBTQ-Inclusive Picture Books For Kids You May Have Missed

Here are 10 picture books you may have missed because the queer inclusion isn’t evident from the cover or title.

Chasten Buttigieg and Book Reviewer Battle It Out in War of Words

"Leave my kids out of it," Buttigieg tells queer writer Yasmin Nair

His World Caught Fire, But Willie Carver Won’t Stop Advocating for Queer Students Everywhere

When Willie Carver finished his first book of poetry, he landed on the perfect title — or so he thought. Carver’s chosen title came from an Appalachian proverb:

Do We Still Need Gay Bars? This Author’s Book Tackles Why They’re Dying — and Why We Shouldn’t Let Them

When The Woodward caught fire and subsequently closed in 2022, Metro Detroit lost not only a central gathering place for LGBTQ+ residents, but a crucial site of [...]

Queer Kalamazoo Author Samantha Irby Will Never Give Up on Her Best Pal, TV

As I tore through a used library copy of Samantha Irby’s 2017 bestselling collection of essays, “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” in one [...]

Where the Past Meets the Present: Capturing Pride 40 Years Ago

Are we capturing history every day without even knowing it? Forty years ago, photographer Nicholas Blair wasn’t intentionally immortalizing a specific era [...]

LGBTQ+ Books Are Being Attacked, But Many Are Still Being Published. Here Are 15 New Queer Titles.

In an era when books by or about LGBTQ+ people are being taken off library shelves and banned in grade schools, there’s never been a more important time [...]

A Michigan Social Justice Warrior Fighting The Good Fight with an Unlikely Weapon: Quilt Making

A handmade quilt might bring to mind a bygone era in American history — a time when handicrafts like quilting were the norm and long before [...]

Is #MeToo Lacking a Queer, Racially Diverse Focus? These Essayists Say Yes.

The #MeToo era was a turning point in a larger, much-needed conversation about consent, but a new book is challenging some of the basic assumptions around that [...]

The Trans Comic Artist Changing Minds One Panel at a Time

Sophie Labelle has been drawing comics ever since she was a kid. As a young trans activist and student at the Université du Québec à [...]

Warm Up With These LGBTQ+ Winter Reads By (Mostly) Michigan Authors

Michigan gets a bad rap when it comes to winter weather. Yeah, you might lose a hubcap trying to maneuver around Volvo-sized potholes (and yeah, it’s [...]