Here’s a run down of the latest and recent LGBTQ+ non-fiction books hitting the shelves, with a special emphasis on London and the UK.
Also check out our guide to Gay Bookshops in London, and there’s a bibliography of LGBT history books here.
The links below are to Amazon, but also visit Bookshop.org supporting local bookshops in the UK, and the ultimate indie gay bookshop – Gays The Word.
Alim Kheraj’s epic take on London’s LGBTQ+ scene, with photos by Tim Boddy.
ACC Art Books, 2021
The Queen’s English
“The Queens’ English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Expressions” by Chloe O. Davis, with an intro by Paula Akpan, is a fascinating, bonkers, hilarious compendium to everything you need to know about our crazy world.
Square Peg, 2021
“Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day” sees Peter Ackroyd finally turn his spotlight on our queer city, after years of writing about all aspects of the place we love.
The Little Book of Pride
Fun and interesting book by Lewis Laney, charting the 50 years since Stonewall, revealing the history, the key people involved, and everything about Pride events, facts, people.
CICO Books, 2020