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If the only lesbian book you've heard about is The Price of Salt--popularized through the 2015 film Carol--then you're seriously missing out. The genre is expansive in theme and history, ranging from Sappho's poems to pulp novels in the 40s, vampire stories, diaries of aristocratic women, poetry, graphic novels, and more. Learn more about the works of Audre Lorde, Alison Bechdel, Sarah Waters, and others, as this thriving genre evolves into new territories while still celebrating the beauty of love between women.

Yvie Oddly spills the tea on 'All Stars' season 7 and toxic fans in new memoir (exclusive)

The RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 winner tells The Advocate about her new memoir All About Yvie: Into the Oddity and all the drama it dishes.

Indiana’s school censorship law threatens a small bookstore's future

A bookstore in South Bend may be shutting its doors after schools stopped shopping in the wake of new restrictive content law.

It's now illegal for Minnesota  libraries to ban LGBTQ+ books under this new law

The North Star State has officially banned book bans.

Doug Emhoff at NYC event: Book banning ‘erodes our democracy’

He warned about the dangers of Republican book bans.

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff to tackle Republican book bans at Manhattan roundtable discussion (exclusive)

He will talk about the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to fight these threats to students’ civil rights.

Chasten Buttigieg calls Republican politicians ‘bad actors’ during South Bend book event

The author and father didn’t hold back in his evaluation of conservative theatrics lawmakers employ instead of getting things done for their constituents.

Billie Jean King says a Massachusetts challenge to a kids book about her is ‘so very sad’

A mother has asked her child’s school to remove the book because it mentions LGBTQ+ people and divorce. The lesbian tennis legend had thoughts.

David Duke's godchild comes out as transgender in new memoir about leaving white nationalism

R. Derek Black, the former poster child for white nationalism, shares their journey of gender identity and ideological transformation in their upcoming book.

This queer author is teaching kids to be kind: 'There is nothing political about kindness'

Jackson Cooper tells The Advocate about his new book, A Kids Book About Kindness, and its universal message everyone needs to hear.

Nico Tortorella was changed by fatherhood. His new album is all about it (exclusive)

Nico Tortorella told The Advocate how fatherhood inspired him to break his hiatus and release a new album of his own.

George Takei releases kids' book about his childhood in internment camp

My Lost Freedom tells the story of a shameful chapter in American history.

There have already been 4,000 instances of book banning in America this school year: report

PEN America’s latest findings shed light on the targeted censorship of content related to race, sexuality, and violence, sparking advocacy and resistance across the nation.

The 10 most challenged books of last year

Book-banning efforts have been aimed primarily at books with LGBTQ+ content and those by or about people of color. Here are the top 10 books that were targeted.

These are the most challenged library books in America — yes, most are LGBTQ+

Gender Queer, All Boys Aren't Blue, and This Book Is Gay lead the American Library Association's list of the 10 most challenged books of 2023.

Rare pre-Stonewall ‘Gay Cookbook’ on sale in NYC this weekend

The hilarious but authentic collection of international recipes by former Advocate food columnist Lou Rand Hogan was available at the ABBA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair.

3 books to read before the November elections

These political reads examine the current state of facism, religion, transphobia, and more in the U.S.

Visit Casa Susanna, a secret house of trans women in the 1960s

A house in the Catskill Mountains once served as a refuge of joy and liberation. Now, a new book brings Casa Susanna back to life.

Diverse books left in trash at NYC school with worrying notes: 'Not approved'

Hundreds of new books — which featured stories about race, immigration, and LGBTQ+ lives — were found in the trash with sticky notes documenting their content.

Book ban attempts surge to record highs in 2023

The number of titles targeted rose 65 percent over 2022, according to the American Library Association.

CEO of RuPaul’s new Allstora bookstore apologizes for carrying  books by anti-LGBTQ+ extremists

Seemingly recognizing that it’s a retailer and not a library, the Drag Race host’s new venture revised its selections to exclude controversial content from right-wing writers, reaffirming its mission to be a safe space for LGBTQ+ narratives and voices.