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LGBTQ Nonfiction Bestsellers

The top 10 LGBTQ Nonfiction audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
    An NPR Best Book of 2017 An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee

    David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the... Read More »

  2. A transgender reporter's narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.
    Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she's a senior Daily Beast reporter happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has... Read More »

  3. *An Oprah.com and TIME.com Best of March Pick*

    "Sensational."--Tyler Oakley
    "Jacob Tobia is a force." --Good Morning America
    "A necessary voice." --TIME
    "Honest, funny, and poignant." --Bustle
    "A valuable dispatch from a new generation of queer activists and artists." --Washington Post

    A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about...
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  4. New York Times Editors’ Choice 

    In this poignant memoir of personal transformation, Jill Soloway takes us on a patriarchy-toppling emotional and professional journey. When Jill’s parent came out as transgender, Jill pushed through the male-dominated landscape of Hollywood to create the groundbreaking and award-winning Amazon TV... Read More »

  5. Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction

    The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.

    In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima... Read More »

  6. Logical Family

    “Armistead Maupin's new memoir, Logical Family, tells the story of his life with the same humor and grace that have made his Tales of the City series so beloved. Fans will delight in reading about the inspirations for Barbary Lane and its inhabitants, but readers who are brand new to Maupin will also fall in love. His story is that of a young boy growing up in the old South, in the Navy, in Vietnam, and in the closet - at least until he found his home in 1970s San Francisco. Even if he weren't already an LGBT icon and literary hero, this memoir would be one to champion.”

    East City Bookshop image Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop
  7. ONE OF BILLBOARD'S "100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME"

    The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.

    It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic... Read More »

  8. THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Featured as one of Summer 2018’s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media.

    In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and... Read More »

  9. Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on... Read More »

  10. Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

    A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.


    Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although... Read More »

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