Our first rec list of the month has a theme! And that is, books which fit the labels assigned to the colours in Gilbert Baker’s pride flag (with the added black and brown stripes, obviously).
So we took each label as a prompt and tried our best to come up with a theme, and a book each to pick that theme.
And if you want to take this as a book tag and do your own post, please do because we would love to see what you’d rec!
(As ever, 🌈 means the author identifies as LGBT.)
Theme: a book that makes you feel connected to the community
Anna’s pick: Sappho: Poems & Fragments by Sappho 🌈, trans. Josephine Balmer
Charlotte’s pick: Sonetos del amor oscuro by Federico García Lorca 🌈
Since you’re here, please consider doing any number of the following to support Black Lives Matter, and the protests regarding police brutality in the USA.
Donate to bail funds and supplies for protestors, gofundmes of victims of police violence, mutual aid organisations and Black-owned businesses impacted by the violence.
Get in contact with mayors and district attorneys, and maintain pressure on them.
Pride was initiated following riots against police violence and raids, and those at Stonewall Inn were led by trans and lesbian women of colour, many of whom were Black. We owe them our support.