Happy IDAHOBIT 2018!
No, it isn’t a hobbit thing. It’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia.
Inside a Dog is a queer friendly, anti-hate space. We celebrate our LGBTQI+ members and stand against discrimination against this community today and every day.
Here is a booklist of some current LGBTQI+ exceptional reads:
Here are a few from our 2018 Inky Awards longlist…
This rollicking tale of highborn hijinx on a trip around Europe is a queer love story with a whole lot of adventure.
Parallel universes, home and identity are central to this tale of non-binary Ida, a twenty-something with unique abilities.
Three unlikely allies come together in the face of rumour and gossip at their all-girls boarding school. All are looking for a sense of belonging, a way to express themselves and integrity in their lives. How hard can it be?
Outside of the 2018 Inky Awards list there have also been some excellent LGBTQI+ releases lately. Some of my highlights are…
If you loved The Flywheel (and who didn’t?!), you won’t be disappointed by Erin Gough’s second novel. This one takes place in a private girls school where rebellion, hoaxes and pranks are acts of political rebellion.
This is a #loveozya title featuring an Aboriginal woman making the transition from her high school life in her small home town to a new city, new life at university and a whole new set of challenges.
Warning: this book will make you cry. It will crawl deep inside your heart and make a home there. I haven’t stopped thinking about this tale of fractured families and the danger of trying to shrink so small you can’t be seen.
So happy IDAHOBIT everyone. I hope your day is filled with rainbows.