Essential Reading & Watching for Pride Month


Essential Reading & Watching for Pride Month


Essential Reading & Watching for Pride Month

It’s one of our fave times of year, y’all so naturally, we can’t help but share some of our fave 2SLGBTQ+ books, tv shows, movies and more!

In typical bebo mia fashion, this isn’t just about queer content – this is about queer history, liberation, celebration and activism.

These lists are by no means exhaustive (nor does the inclusion on these lists mean that there aren’t still issues to be unpacked within some of these works); please consider them a jumping off point for curiosity and exploration.


Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (1956)
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (1998)
RubyFruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown (1973)
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (1984)
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (1993)
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (2018)
The Stonewall Reader by the New York Public Library and Jason Baumann (2019)
We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib (2019)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (2017)
Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story by Jacob Tobia (2019)
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (2021)
Boy Like Her: Transfictions by Taste This (2002)
Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson (1992)
We are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby (2017)
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (or anything he has written!) (2000)
The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya (2020)
The House of the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Kline
Mooncalves by Victoria Hetherington
Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
Autonomy by Victoria Hetherington
Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia
Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby
Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2011)
When Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Reid (2015)
The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai (2013)
Johnny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead



Paris is Burning (1990)
Disclosure (2020)
The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
A Secret Love (2020)
How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Call Me Kuchu (2012)


Pose (2018)
The L Word: Generation Q (2019)
Tales of the City (2019)
Feel Good (2020)
Glee (2009)
Killing Eve (2018)
Transparent (2014)
Orange is the New Black (2013)
Grace and Frankie (2015)
The Politician (2019)
Queer Eye (2018)
Ratched (2020)
Sense8 (2015)
Sex Education (2019)
Modern Family (2009)
Schitt’s Creek (2015)


Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Moonlight (2016)
The Hours (2002)
Carol (2105)
But I’m A Cheerleader (1999)
Crush (2022)
Booksmart (2019)
Compulsus (2021)

And remember, if there are any others that should be on the list, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Happy Pride Month! We hope you fill your time with loads of interesting queer content!



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