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VPL Picks: LGBTQ2S+ Memoir
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LGBTQ2S+ is an acronym that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Two-Spirit. The "+" sign is used to encompass other identities that fall under the queer umbrella. Some people prefer other acronyms, including LGBTQQIP2SAA, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Androgynous and Asexual. Memoirs are first-person accounts of episodes in an author's life, which are understood to be true. A memoir can describe part of an author's life or it can encompass the totality of an author's life. The latter is usually called an autobiography. Below is a select list of memoirs by and about individuals who do not identify as heterosexual and/or cisgender. Get started with these titles carefully selected by the reading specialists at Vancouver Public Library. If you would like a personalized reading list, please use our Books Just for You service at https://www.vpl.ca/readnext.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Abandon Me Abandon Me
Memoirs
Book - 2017
Bloomsbury USA
305.4092 F28a
The Argonauts The Argonauts Book - 2015
Graywolf Press
306.85 N428a
Becoming Nicole Becoming Nicole
The Transformation of An American Family
Book - 2015
Random House
306.768 N97b
Born Both Born Both
An Intersex Life
Book - 2017
Hachette Books
306.768 V76b
Chelsea Girls Chelsea Girls Book - 2015
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
FIC
City Boy City Boy
My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s
Book - 2009
Bloomsbury USA
823 W5831WW5c
A Cup of Water Under My Bed A Cup of Water Under My Bed
A Memoir
Book - 2014
Beacon Press
305.4092 H55c
The Fixed Stars The Fixed Stars Book - 2020
Abrams Press
306.7663 W83f
Fun Home Fun Home
A Family Tragicomic
Book - 2006
Houghton Mifflin
306.874 B391f
Gender Queer Gender Queer
A Memoir
Book - 2019
Lion Forge
YA306.76 K75g
This Heart Holds Many This Heart Holds Many
My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of A Polyamorous Family
Book - 2019
Thorntree Press
306.84 C91t
Hunger Hunger
A Memoir of (my) Body
Book - 2017
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
306.4 G28h
I'm Just A Person I'm Just A Person Book - 2016
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
792.76 N89i
In the Dream House In the Dream House
A Memoir
Book - 2019
Graywolf Press
823 M1491WM1i
I'm Afraid of Men I'm Afraid of Men Book - 2018
Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada
306.768 S561i
It Never Goes Away It Never Goes Away
Gender Transition at A Mature Age
Book - 2019
Rutgers University Press
306.678 K76i
Love Lives Here Love Lives Here
A Story of Thriving in A Transgender Family
Book - 2019
Viking Canada
306.768 J58L
Mean Mean Book - 2017
Coffee House Press
823 G978WG9m
One Bead at A Time One Bead at A Time
A Memoir
Book - 2016
Inanna Publications and Education Inc
970.2 L778o
Out of Step Out of Step
A Memoir
Book - 2018
Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press
306.765 M72o
Rebent Sinner Rebent Sinner Book - 2019
Arsenal Pulp Press
306.768 C88r
Redefining Realness Redefining Realness
My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Book - 2014
Atria Books
306.768 M68r
A Sinner in Mecca A Sinner in Mecca
A Gay Muslim's Hajj of Defiance
Book - 2017
BenBella Books, Inc
297.35 S53sa
Sissy Sissy
A Coming-of-gender Story
Book - 2019
G. P. Putnam's Sons
305.3 T62s
Something That May Shock and Discredit You Something That May Shock and Discredit You Book - 2020
Atria Books
827 O77s
Through the Door of Life Through the Door of Life
A Jewish Journey Between Genders
Book - 2012
University of Wisconsin Press
306.768 L15t
A Two-spirit Journey A Two-spirit Journey
The Autobiography of A Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder
Book - 2016
UMP, University of Manitoba Press
306.7663 C43t
We Have Always Been Here We Have Always Been Here
A Queer Muslim Memoir
Book - 2019
Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada
306.7663 H11w
Where's the Mother Where's the Mother
Stories From A Transgender Dad
Book - 2016
Trans Canada Press
306.768 M13w
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Book - 2011
Alfred A. Knopf Canada
823 W788WW7w
A Year Without A Name A Year Without A Name Book - 2019
Little, Brown and Company
306.768 D91y
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