The Black Experience 2.0: Interview With Emery Lee

Hello and welcome to The Black Experience 2.0: Giving White Comfort The Backseat.

The Black Experience 2.0 is the second edition of The Black Experience which was held last year in February. The Black Experience is a month long blog series held in honour of Black History Month, which features Black authors and Black bookish content creators and aims at highlighting Black stories and experiences.

TBE 2.0 is especially about giving Black people the space to be fully them and share their stories while centring themselves and their experience of Blackness and without care for the white gaze.

Today on TBE 2.0, I chat with the author of one of my most anticipated YA releases, Meet Cute Diary, Emery Lee (he/him/e/em). We talk about eir debut, trans joy and what trans joy means to em.


Q: Hello Emery. Thank you so much for making time out to chat with me today. Before we start, could you briefly introduce yourself and tell us what your book is about?

Emery: Sure! I’m Emery Lee, author of MEET CUTE DIARY a YA romcom about a trans boy who tries to stages a fake relationship to save his trans romance blog from an internet troll, but everything he thinks he knows about romance flies out the window once real feelings get involved. 

Q: A small tradition when interviewing people on my blog is asking about their favourite Winnie the Pooh character. May I ask who yours is?

Emery: Eeyore! I’ve always had a soft spot for the emo, grumpy characters, even at age like five I guess LOL. 

Q: Due to the fact that I haven’t read Meet Cute Diary yet, I’m going to keep the questions generic and light. From what I’ve been able to gather from reviews, your book, Meet Cute Diary is a book about trans joy and love and this makes me even more excited to read it. So I want to ask, when writing Meet Cute what moments or parts gave you the most joy?

Emery: This is a little hard to answer without giving any spoilers, so I’m going to try to keep my answer super vague. I absolutely loved writing about Noah and his brother, Brian, and the way Brian supports Noah’s transitioning and basically all of Noah’s chaotic life choices. There are also a couple scenes that I’ll just call the “the Christmas party scene” and the “the scavenger hunt scene” that were just so much fun to write. This should make sense once you read it!

Q: I want to keep this interview limited to joy and positive things, so I want to know what parts of the story are closest to you? What parts make you smile whenever you recall them?

Emery: There were so many casual queer or PoC jokes throughout the story that felt like sharing a secret with a good friend as I wrote them. Every time I stumble over one of those again, I can’t help but laugh. I also just loved writing Noah’s witty sense of humor and sarcasm. His voice is really strong, and I know it can be off-putting to some people, but he’s just so dramatic so reading some of his internal monologue just has me cackling. 

Q: While books and other media forms about trans joy aren’t as popular or readily available as those about trans trauma and pain, they do exist. What are some of your favourite books (or other media) about trans joy or love or basically centring trans people being happy?

Emery: So, this is actually a really hard question for me because I think I have a different definition of “trans joy” than a lot of other people. For me to consider a book a “joy” book, I don’t want oppression anywhere in the plot. Like mentions of it here and there as things go down are just kind of natural, but there shouldn’t be any major plot points that involve being outted or misgendered or fighting against bigotry. That being said, I can’t really think of any stories in which transness is centered without being a huge source of conflict. One book I recommend to everyone looking for a good trans story filled with a lot of happy moments is CEMETERY BOYS by Aiden Thomas because it’s a truly lovely story filled with amazing characters and a beautiful romance, but to say that the book doesn’t also show a lot of trans pain would be a lie. Ultimately, I think the story was kind of cathartic for me, and I adore that book, but it’s not something I could read if I was in the wrong headspace because it still centers a lot of trans trauma and pain. FELIX EVER AFTER by Kacen Callender was a similar experience for me. It was difficult to get lost in the “joy” of the book because there was still a lot of trans pain at the forefront. Ultimately, I think I’m still in a place where I’m trying to find those books that I can truly call “happy” without feeling like I’m setting readers up to be re-traumatized. I have high hopes for a couple on my list coming out this year, but I don’t want to say too much until I’ve gotten a chance to read them for myself!

Q: When people read books they take away something from the experience. Most of what they take is subjective but what is one thing you’d like people to keep in mind after reading your book?

Emery: Trans people are not our trauma. There’s one trans character in MEET CUTE DIARY who experienced some major transphobia after coming out, but those elements are in the past, and Noah, the main character, came out to a fully supportive family and deals with very little transphobia. I want readers to see this and not think “oh, that’s so unrealistic”. I want them to see it and think “Oh, this is what trans people should experience and we should do everything we can to make it so that more trans people have this lived experience.” I want to flip the expectation that trans people will experience bigotry on its head. Trans people deserve happiness, and the bigotry we experience is the result of moral failures, not just something we should be used to.  

Q: It’s been a fun conversation so to wrap things up, pitch your book is only seven words.

Emery: Noah thinks he knows romance. He’s wrong! 


About Emery Lee

Emery Lee is a kidlit author, artist, and YouTuber hailing from a mixed-racial background. After graduating with a degree in creative writing, e’s gone on to author novels, short stories, and webcomics. When away from reading and writing, you’ll most likely find em engaged in art or snuggling cute dogs.

You can find Emery on: Twitter | Instagram | Website | YouTube 

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More on Meet Cute Diary

Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships

Noah Ramirez thinks he’s an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. There’s just one problem—all the stories are fake. What started as the fantasies of a trans boy afraid to step out of the closet has grown into a beacon of hope for trans readers across the globe.

When a troll exposes the blog as fiction, Noah’s world unravels. The only way to save the Diary is to convince everyone that the stories are true, but he doesn’t have any proof. Then Drew walks into Noah’s life, and the pieces fall into place: Drew is willing to fake-date Noah to save the Diary. But when Noah’s feelings grow beyond their staged romance, he realizes that dating in real life isn’t quite the same as finding love on the page.

In this charming novel by Emery Lee, Noah will have to choose between following his own rules for love or discovering that the most romantic endings are the ones that go off script.

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It’s Queer Here: Black Trans & Nonbinary Writers To Support

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Hello and welcome to It’s Queer Here!

It’s Queer Here is a ten days long mini blog series which will hold from June 14 – June 25th (skipping Juneteenth) to commemorate Pride month. The purpose of this blog series is to centre more often forgotten queer voices, especially those which intersect with other marginalisations and affect their experience of queerness. It’s Queer Here can be seen as reminder, that although these identities less are presented, that they’re still here and they’re still queer.

We started this mini blog series with a statement and reminder to support Black trans lives and today, we’re ending it with a list of Black trans writers to support.

This list is a small compilation of Black trans, nonbinary, genderqueer and gender non conforming writers whose works you should read.


 

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Kacen Callender (they/them and sometimes he/him)

Born and raised in St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, Kacen Callender is the award-winning author of the middle-grade novels Hurricane Child and King and the Dragonflies, the young-adult novels This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story and Felix Ever After, and the adult novel Queen of the Conquered. 

Kacen was previously an Associate Editor of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, where they acquired and edited novels including Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles, the New York Times bestseller Internment by Samira Ahmed, and the Stonewall Honor award-winning novel Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake.

They enjoy playing RPG video games in their free time.

Kacen currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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Dane Figueroa Edidi (she/her)

Dubbed “The Ancient Jazz Priestess Of Mother Africa”, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi is an African,Cuban, Indigenious, American trans performance artist, author (Yemaya’S Daughters,  Brew, Wither Baltimore: A Love Letter, Keeeper, Remains:A Gathering Of Bones, Incarnate, For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss A Mother Fucker Out When Snatching An Edge Ain’T Enough, Solace), teacher, choreographer, oraclur consultant, educator, healer, advocate, political commentator,  and a founding member of force collision.

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Danez Smith (they/them)

Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer & performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of “Homie” (Graywolf Press, 2020), “Don’t Call Us Dead” (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection, the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award, and “[insert] boy” (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Montalvo Arts Center, Cave Canem, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Danez’s work has been featured widely including on Buzzfeed, The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Best American Poetry, Poetry Magazine, and on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Danez has been featured as part of Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list and is the winner of a Pushcart Prize. They are a member of the Dark Noise Collective and is the co-host of VS with Franny Choi, a podcast sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and Postloudness.

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Venus Selenite (xe/xym)

Venus Selenite is a poet, writer, performance artist, social critic, editor, educator, and technologist based in Washington, D.C. 

The author of a poetry collection, trigger, xe is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where xe began xyr career on the youth slam and spoken word circuits. After working with the National Center for Transgender Equality on the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey, xe became devoted to her art and mission full-time. Venus works as the Trans Voices Columnist for Wear Your Voice Magazine, serves on the leadership team of Trans Women of Color Collective, is an editor for Trans Women Writers Collective, and is the Communications Coordinator for The Future Foundation. Xe has performed and spoken at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Anacostia Playhouse, New York University-DC, American University, the Capturing Fire Queer Poetry Slam, and the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam. Venus will be publishing xyr first novella, Istrouma, and co-editing Nameless Women: An Anthology of Fiction by Trans Women of Color, both eyeing publication in early 2017.

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Cameron Awkward-Rich (he/him)

Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016), which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. He is a Cave Canem fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, and his second collection of poetry, Dispatch, is forthcoming from Persea Books in December 2019.

Also a critic, Cameron earned his PhD from Stanford University’s program in Modern Thought & Literature, and he is an assistant professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently, he is working on a book about maladjustment in trans literature and theory.

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Cole McCade (he/him)

Author of the Crimina Intentions series. He is tall, bi/queer, introverted author of a brown-ish persuasion made up of various flavors of Black, Asian, and Native American.

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C. Riley Snorton (he/him)

Riley Snorton is associate professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell University and visiting associate professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is author of Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (Minnesota, 2014).

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Janet Mock (she/her)

Janet Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs, Redefining Realness (2014) and Surpassing Certainty (2017), a writer, director and producer on Ryan Murphy’s FX series Pose, for which she made history as the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode of television with the landmark script, “Love Is the Message.”

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Isaac Fitzsimons (he/him)

Isaac Fitzsimons grew up in the DC suburbs but spent his summers in England and France. When he’s not writing young adult fiction, he enjoys trying out new recipes, supporting his soccer team, Manchester City, and butchering songs on the banjo, piano, and ukulele. His dream vacation would be traveling around Europe via sleeper train to see every top-tier soccer team play a home game. He currently lives outside DC and works for an arts advocacy nonprofit in the city.

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Rivers Solomon (they/them)

Rivers Solomon is a dyke, an anarchist, a she-beast, an exile, a wound, a shiv, a wreck, and a refugee of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. They write a9bout life in the margins, where they are much at home.

In addition to appearing on the Stonewall Honor List and winning a Firecracker Award, Solomon’s debut novel AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS (Akashic Books) was a finalist for a Lambda, a Hurston/Wright, a Tiptree, and a Locus Award, and was included in numerous best-of-the-year lists, including in NPR, Publishers Weekly, and The Guardian (UK).  Their short work appears in or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, the New York Times, Guernica, Best American Short Stories, Tor.com, and elsewhere, and their second book, THE DEEP, is forthcoming November 2019 from Saga (Simon & Schuster).

They grew up between California, Indiana, Texas, and New York but currently reside in the United Kingdom.

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Emery Lee (e/em/eir)

Emery Lee is a kidlit author, artist, and YouTuber hailing from a mixed-racial background. After graduating with a degree in creative writing, e’s gone on to author novels, short stories, and webcomics. When away from reading and writing, you’ll most likely find em engaged in art or snuggling cute dogs.

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Akwaeke Emezi (they/them)

Author of PET, Freshwater and The Death of Vivek Oji (August 4, 2020)

Born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Emezi was awarded a Global Arts Fund grant in 2017 for the video art in their project The Unblinding, and a Sozopol Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction. Their writing has been published by T Magazine, Dazed Magazine, The Cut, Buzzfeed, Granta Online, Vogue.com, and Commonwealth Writers, among others. Their memoir work was included in The Fader’s ‘Best Culture Writing of 2015’ (‘Who Will Claim You?’) and their film UDUDEAGU won the Audience Award for Best Short Experimental at the 2014 BlackStar Film Festival.

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Jayy Dodd (she/her)

a blxk trans womxn from los angeles, california– now based in Portland,OR. she is a artist, writer, & curator. her work has been featured in LitHub, Poetry Foundation, Oprah Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The New York Public Library among others. she is the Executive Director for Dovesong Labs (a development of Winter Tangerine), editor of A Portrait in Blues (Platypus Press 2017), author of Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press 2017), The Black Condition ft. Narcissus & Impressive Woman (Nightboat Books 2019 & 2021). she has been a Pushcart nominee, co-editor of Bettering American Poetry. she is a Lambda Literary Fellow & a PICA Precipice Grant Recipient. she is also known as Lady Tournament, Mutha of Tournament.Haus in the Portland BallroomKiKi / Club Scene. find her talking trash online or taking a selfie.

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Ceyenne Doroshow (she/her)

Ceyenne Doroshow (pronounced Kai-Ann) is a compassionate powerhouse performer, activist, organizer, community-based researcher and public figure in the trans and sex worker rights’ movements. As the Founder and Executive Director of G.L.I.T.S., she works to provide holistic care to LGBTQ sex workers while serving on the following boards: SWOP-USA, Caribbean Equality Project, SOAR Institute and NYTAG. 

As an international public speaker, her presentations include The Desiree Alliance, Creating Change, SisterSong, Harm Reduction Coalition and the International AIDS Conferences. She was a featured emcee for Toronto Pride and MOMA/PS1’s Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance, lifting her voice as a trans woman of color. 

Ceyenne has been heavily featured in the media, has performed on television in Showtime’s OZ, for the documentaries Red Umbrella Diaries and Miss Major. 

Known for her skills in the kitchen, Ceyenne co-authored the Caribbean cookbook Cooking in Heels, while incarcerated on prostitution charges. She is currently working on her second book, titled Falling Into the Fire.

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Da’Shaun Harrison (they/them)

Da’Shaun Harrison is a nonbinary abolitionist and community organizer based out of Atlanta, GA. 

Harrison’s writing has appeared in PhiladelphiaPrint, OffThaRecord, Medium, Queer Black Millennial, THEM, Black Youth Project, BET, and other online publications. They have been interviewed by Roland Martin on NewsOne Now, and have also been featured in/interviewed by The Fader, Everyday Feminism, Buzzfeed, Electronic Intifada, and other local and national publications.

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Candice Montgomery (she/her)

Candice “Cam” Montgomery (non-binary she/her/Dad) is an LA transplant now living in the woods of Seattle, where she writes Young Adult novels. Her debut novel, HOME AND AWAY can be found online and in stores now, and her sophomore novel, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY was released October of 2019. 

She’s long been an enthusiast of anthologies and now finds herself the editor of one! ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES (ed  with davis-araux and Adrianne Russel-White) is to be published by Inkyard Press in winter of 2022!

By day, Cam writes about Black teens across all their intersections. By night, she tends bar at a tiny place nestled inside one of Washington’s greenest trees. Cam is an avid Studio Ghibli fan and will make you watch at least one episode of Sailor Moon before she’ll call you “friend.”

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Xandria Phillips (they/them)

Xandria Phillips is a writer, educator, and visual artist from rural ohio. The recipient of the Judith A. Markowitz Award For Emerging Writers, Xandria has received fellowships from Oberlin College, Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Wisconsin Institute For Creative Writing. Their poetry has been featured in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Poets.Org, Virginia Quarterly Review, And Bomb Magazine. Xandria’S poem, “FOR A BURIAL FREE OF SHARKS” won The gigant sequins poetry contest judged by Lucas De Lima. Xandria’s chapbook, REASONS FOR SMOKING WON THE 2016 Seattle Review Chapbook Contest JUDGED BY CLAUDIA RANKINE. Their first book, HULL was published by Nightboat Books in 2019 and is the winner of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for trans poetry, as well as a finalist for The Believer Award. Xandria is currently working on a non-fiction manuscript called PRESENTING AS BLUE / ASPIRING TO GREEN. This book explores color theory, gender, and modes of making. xandria also writes for artificial intelligence app, replika AI.

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Danny Lore (they/them)

Danny Lore (they/them) is a queer black writer/editor raised in Harlem and currently based in the Bronx. They’ve worked in comic and gaming shops since the beginning of time. Most of their writing is contemporary speculative fiction, with the occasional foray into science fiction. They’ve had their short fiction published by FIYAH, Podcastle, Fireside, Nightlight, EFNIKS.com and more.

Their comics work includes  QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS for Vault Comics, QUARTER KILLER for Comixology, and JAMES BOND for Dynamite Comics in December 2019. They have short comics in DEAD BEATS and THE GOOD FIGHT. They edited THE GOOD FIGHT anthology and THE WILDS (Black Mask comics).  They will be included in the YA prose Anthology A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN, at Viking Books, in Spring 2020.

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Tamara Jerée (they/them)

Tamara Jerée is a graduate of Purdue University’s Creative Writing MFA Program and the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Much of their fiction is secondary world fantasy where women mother their children after death and magical girls fall in love and heal their communities. They are at work on a novel.

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Vita Ayala (they/them)

Vita Ayala is a queer Afro-Latinx writer out of New York City, where they live with their wife and cat sons. Their work includes THE WILDS (Black Mask Studios), SUPERGIRL (DC), XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (Dynamite), MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE (Marvel), LIVEWIRE (Valiant), and SUBMERGED (Vault), among others.

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Shola von Reinhold (they/them)

Shola von Reinhold is a Scottish socialite and writer. Shola has been published in the Cambridge Literary Review, The Stockholm Review, was Cove Park’s Scottish Emerging Writer 2018 and recently won a Dewar Award for Literature. Shola is a recent graduate from the Creative Writing MLitt at Glasgow which was completed through the Jessica Yorke Writing Scholarship and has previously studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. Shola has also written for publications including i-D, AnOther Magazine

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Raquel Willis (she/her)

Raquel Willis is a Black transgender activist, writer and media strategist dedicated to elevating the dignity of marginalized people, particularly Black transgender people. She is the former executive editor of Out magazine and a former national organizer for Transgender Law Center (TLC).

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And that’s the end of this mini series! Thank you for sticking around till now. Happy Pride and Black Trans Lives Matter.


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It’s Queer Here: Introductory Post + Black Trans Lives Matter

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Hello and Happy Pride Month!

Welcome back to my little space and to the first and introductory post of this mini blog series.

Before I go on to talking about It’s Queer Here, I’ll like to talk a little about the history of Pride month, the Black Lives Matter movement and Black Trans Lives.

Pride Month, which is celebrated yearly in June, is to commemorate the Stonewall riots which took place from 28th June to 3rd July 1969 to fight against discrimination of gay people and in extension other queer folks. Amongst the notable figures in these riots, are two Black women. Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman, drag queen, activist and best friend to Sylvia Rivera, a Latinx trans woman who is another important figure and cofounder of STAR — Street Trans Action Revolutionaries along with Marsha. And also Storme DeLarverie, a Black lesbian, entertainer and activist.

There’s so much that should be said about the women mentioned above, but I’m going to cut straight to the point, which is about Black trans lives.

Trans people are the most vulnerable people in the LGBTQ+ community. They’re the most likely to experience school and workplace discrimination, assault, homelessness and poverty. And even amongst trans folks, Black trans people are even more vulnerable than the rest. The average life expectancy of a Black trans woman is 35. This is chilling, and especially for people who have done so much for this community.

Trans people face discrimination within and outside community, a community they fight for on a regular basis. I’ve talked about the protests going on in my previous post and today I’m mentioning it again. I want us to remember as we protest and advocate for Black lives, for us to remember that Black trans lives ARE Black lives, and Black Trans Lives Matter. This week, two lovely Black trans women, Dominique Fells and Riah Milton, were murdered and it seems everyone is content with being silent about their deaths. Remember trans folks as you remember cis folks.

If you’re part of this community and you’re not advocating for Black lives, then you need to rethink. If you’re a part of this community and you’re not advocating for trans lives, you should know that’s the height of hypocrisy. If you’re a part of this community and you’re not advocating for Black trans lives, you really should be ashamed.

As you go on with your celebration this month, remember to advocate for Black trans folks. Protect, donate, defend. Their lives are every bit as important as ours.


 

Again, welcome to introductory post of It’s Queer Here.

It’s Queer Here is a ten days long mini blog series which will hold from June 14 – June 25th (skipping Juneteenth) to commemorate Pride month. The purpose of this blog series is to centre more often forgotten queer voices, especially those which intersect with other marginalisations and affect their experience of queerness. It’s Queer Here can be seen as reminder, that although these identities less are presented, that they’re still here and they’re still queer. 

Its Queer Here will consist of a range of posts from discussion posts, chats/interviews to recommendation posts. This series will include posts from queer Black, Latinx and disabled/neurodiverse book bloggers who will be talking about our experiences being queer with other identities with intersect.

We do hope you stick around and enjoy this series and listen to our stories.


Till next time,

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The Black Experience: Queer Books by Black Authors

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Hello, everyone!

Welcome to The Black Experience, a month long blog series through February, in honour of Black History Month, which features Black bloggers, booktubers and authors. This project aims at highlighting Black stories and experiences both in real life and in publishing, as well as show our individual and collective struggles.

In today’s post, I’ll be giving a list of queer books written by Black authors. I hope you enjoy this post!


 

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1. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké Íyímíde

(gay and lesbian mc, queer side characters)

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2. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

(biromantic demisexual mc)

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3. Black Flamigo by Dean Atta

(gay MC)

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4. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

(trans mc)

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5. The Black Veins (The Dead Magic #1) by Ashia Monet

(aromantic bisexual mc, trans sc, bi sc, demiromantic demisexual sc)

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6. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

(trans, queer rep)

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7. For Sizakele by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene 

(lesbian rep)

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8. That Kind Of Guy by Talia Hibbert

(demisexual mc, f/m pairing)

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9. Untouchable by Talia Hibbert

(bisexual mc, f/m romance)

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10. The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert

(bisexual mc, f/m romance)

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11. Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

(lesbian mc, f/f romance)

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12. Neighbourly (Erotic Accommodations #2) by Katrina Jackson

(polyamorous rep, bisexual mcs)

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13. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

(f/f romance)

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14. Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

(biromantic asexual mc, f/m romance)

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15. If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann

(polyamorous bisexual mc, aromantic love interest, queerplatonic relationship, f/f pairing)

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16. Work For It (Just For Him #4) by Talia Hibbert

(queer mc, m/m romance)

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17. Bad For The Boss (Just For Him #1) by Talia Hibbert

(bisexual mc, f/m romance)

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18. How To Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

(gay mc, m/m pairing)

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19. A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

(bisexual mc)

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20. The Wicker King by K Ancrum

(bisexual mc, m/m/f)

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21. The Weight Of The Stars by K Ancrum

(lesbian, f/f romance, queer side characters)

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22. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

(f/f romance)

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23. That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole

(f/f romance)

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24. Xeni (Loose Ends #2) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

(bisexual mcs, m/f romance)

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25. Pink Slip (The Spies Who Loved Her #1) by Katrina Jackson

(polyamory, sapphic, f/f/f, bi/pan mc)

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26. Private Eye (The Spies Who Loved Her #2) by Katrina Jackson

(bi mc, f/m pairing)

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27. Room For Three? (Erotic Accommodations #1) by Katrina Jackson

(polyamory, bi/pan mcs)



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