Every teen should be able to see themselves reflected in the books they read. Unfortunately, many LGBTQIAP+ teens are not able to. YA Pride is dedicated to promoting and discussing LGBTQIAP+ Young Adult literature in order to change that.
We publish quarterly issues on topics related to LGBTQIAP+ YA. These issues contain author interviews, guest posts, booklists, criticism/reviews, and more. We also publish occasional standalone pieces in between these issues. We maintain a LGBTQIAP+ YA masterlist divided by identity (we are currently updating it!). We are also active on Twitter.
Dear Reader, Welcome to the first ever periodical issue of YA Pride! After being on a semi-hiatus for the past year, we are re-launching with a brand new format and clarified focus. Instead of our usual blog post format, we will be transitioning to a quarterly online periodical. With the change in format comes a change in content. Instead of one-off pieces, we are shifting our focus to slower, long-form, in-depth journalistic pieces, that are based on reflection, community conversation, and research. By switching to this type of content, we hope to continue promoting and [...]
Teens are the reason that Young Adult literature exists. The adult members of the YA community write, edit, publish, blog, buy, and organize so that teens can have excellent books to read. And yet, it can be easy to lose sight of this, the reason we are doing it all. This issue reconnects us with that reason, reminding us all why we are here and doing this work-- for teens! This issue was headed up by our fantastic team member Kaitlin (@writerkaitlinm). She conducted interviews with five excellent authors on the power of teens and how teens influence [...]