Author Malinda Lo (Inheritance) started YA Pride last June as a series of blog posts and features on young adult novels published in 2012 with LGBTQ themes, to celebrate LGBT Pride Month and raise awareness of lesser known LGBT novels for teenagers. This year Lo is running YA Pride in October, to coincide with LGBT History Month in America.
Lo will be featuring books released in 2013 with LGBT themes, interviewing authors of LGBT YA literature, and analysing common tropes in LGBT literature for young adults, such as the coming-out narrative.
A giveaway to celebrate YA Pride month is already up on Lo’s website, and nineteen LGBT YA books are up for grabs. YA Pride will continue throughout October. For more, visit Malinda Lo’s website.