Essential LGBTQ+ Memoirs to Add to Your Reading List

Memoirs provide us with a singular literary experience, combining the informative elements of history books with the prose and personal touches of fiction. Through queer biographies and memoirs, we can discover the lived realities of people we otherwise wouldn’t have known. And this act of unearthing benefits everyonefrom members of the queer community who want to relate to similar struggles and triumphs to allies wanting to learn more about experiences they will never personally understand. So, for whatever perspective you’re coming from, check out these masterful exercises in the memoir genre.




Mya Alexice is a reader, poet, and writer with a never-ending TBR pile and a cat named Ramen. You can find them and their work on Twitter @literallymya.