Take time out and enjoy thousands of books available to read online. We have included a few titles of LGBTQIA+ publications that are of interest. These eBooks are made available by LargePDF - an online source of free downloadable books, and Autostraddle - a website dedicated to featuring works by a progressively feminist community.
In Nazi Germany, their penal code was amended by Paragraph 175 to include sentencing to prison anyone convicted of illicit encounters by members of the same sex, regardless of intent or commission.
Saeed Jones's book of poetry "Prelude to Bruise" combines gender, racial, sexual, and familial topics into a book that moves, excites, and expresses the joys, fears, and pain of a queer Black man that claims spaces that were once denied or withheld from him.
In 18th century London, orphaned Joseph Chapman is sent to the Little Eastcheap Free School for Unfortunate Boys, Joe is under the thumb of the predatory headmaster, Mr. Peevers, but meets a boy, named Chowder, who he feels is the one person he can trust. Separated by their apprenticeships, Joe must deal with a drunken grocer Tobias Cudworth and his wife, Dulcibella. Chowder, Eventually Joe reconnects with his childhood friend Chowder hoping to renew their friendship, but they both soon find themselves in Newgate Prison, facing trial for the capital offense of sodomy.
28 authors from North America are featured in one volume that showcases the future of trans literature and the next great movement in LGBTQIA+ art.
Edited by Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett. Available from www.autostraddle.com - a trans-friendly and supportive website supporting and accepting lesbian, bisexual, and queer transwomen. This eBook contains 25 short stories by trans writers.
Also available through www.autostraddle.com, this collection is not technically an eBook but can be read here. It was written by Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper, a lesbian couple in the 19th century who published 11 collections of poetry as well as 30 plays under their joint pseudonym. Sight and Song was originally published in 1892. and deals quite frankly with lesbian eroticism and sexuality.
Stone Butch Blues is a classic of queer literature. this is the story of Jess Goldberg, a butch protagonist who grows from teenagehood to adulthood while discovering their place in queer community. This book is considered a must-read of queer history. This link provides a downloadable copy of Feinberg's book free-of-charge.
Plett’s first book is a collection of short stories filled with fun, bitterness, heartbreak, sex, misery, and love. This book focuses on relationships between trans women. Available to read here from Casey Plett's website.