Read Banned Books: Books on LGBT+ topics

Here are books that some people have banned, or attempted to ban, for their discussion or depiction of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or other people whose sexuality or gender is outside norms that they're comfortable with. While objections to these books are sometimes framed in terms of sex, this listing includes books where objection has been made to the type of people depicted, and not just their behavior. In some cases the objection has simply been to depicting LGBT+ people happily and openly living in society.

TitleAuthorFirst publishedRecent incident
Twelfth Night William Shakespeare 1623 1996
The Prince and the Dressmaker Jen Wang 2018 2022
Gender Queer: A Memoir Maia Kobabe 2019 2023
All Boys Aren't Blue George M. Johnson 2020 2021
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Jill Twiss 2018 2022
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson et al. 2005 2023
My Shadow is Purple Scott Stuart 2022 2023
Angels in America Tony Kushner 1992 2023

Edited by John Mark Ockerbloom (onlinebooks@pobox.upenn.edu), who is solely responsible for its content.
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