LGBTQ+ Resources

Under the Udala Trees – Novel by Nigerian-American author Chinelo Okparanta - follows the story of Ijeoma, a girl growing up in war-torn Nigeria who must come terms to term with her sexuality and the conflict this presents in society.

Alwaeke Emezi Dramatising the conflicts and misunderstandings of the generational divide, Emezi’s remarkable YA debut fashions a clawed monster from paint and canvas, then lets it loose upon a community in denial of its existence.

Bernardine Evaristo - It follows the lives of 12 characters in the United Kingdom over the course of several decades. The novel explores how race, sexuality, gender, history and economic stratification intersect to define the experiences of the women in the novel.

A memoir written by George M. Johnson with a series of personal essays describing the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

A revelatory novel about a Black, Queer and Transgender teenager grappling with their identity all whilst falling in love.

Written by Dean Atta, this is main character Michael’s story of love, self-belief and identity and how Michael grapples with gender inequality, homophobia, racism and bigotry - ‘this is not about being ready, it’s not even about being fierce, or fearless, it’s about being free’.

Written by Gemma Romain, this is the first biography of the extraordinary, but ordinary life of, Patrick Nelson. His experiences touched on some of the most important and intriguing historical themes of the twentieth century. He was a black migrant to interwar Britain; an aristocrat's valet in rural Wales; a Black queer man in 1930s London; an artist's model; a law student, a recruit to the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps and Prisoner of War during the Second World War. Through his return to Jamaica after the war and his re-migrations to London in the late 1940s and the early 1960s, he was also witness to post-war Jamaican struggles and the independence movement as well as the development of London's post-war multi-ethnic migrations.