Pride vibes: our top LGBTQIA+ book, show and podcast picks

June 9, 2021

At G Adventures, we believe that our world deserves more you. And by you, we mean everyone including all of our proud lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally travellers. In celebration of Pride Month, we want to hear even more from LGBTQIA+ artists, authors and creators and part of that is sharing their stories widely. We’ll get you started with our list of top reads, watches, listens and places to gather.


We Are Everywhere by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
Rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history.

The Stonewall Reader by The New York Public Library
Collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers documenting both the years leading up to and the years following the riots.

How To Survive a Plague by David France
Definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic and the grassroots activists whose work turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease.

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love, set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia
Heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.

Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan
A “sun child” from a rural Philippine village grows up to become a woman in America. Her reflections shift our own perceptions of love, identity, gender, and the fairness of life.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. A fifth baby boy joins a large, loving, chaotic family but Claude only wants to be one thing when he grows up: a girl.

How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones
Memoir of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, his country, and his own hopes, desires, and fears.

immerse yourself in a world full of beautiful voices and people for Pride
immerse yourself in a world full of beautiful voices and people for Pride


It’s a Sin
Heartfelt chronicle of young friends navigating the joys, heartbreak, and outlandish parties that await them amidst the AIDS epidemic in 1980s London.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
In David France's documentary, trans activist Victoria Cruz seeks to uncover the truth of a gay rights icons’ death while celebrating her legacy.

A young African American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood.

Master of None - Season 3
The series picks up with Denise and her wife Alicia as they navigate the ups and downs of their marriage and the reality of fertility as a gay couple.

His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Based on the inspiring true story of the first openly gay man elected to major public office in the least tolerant times in U.S. history.

Love, Simon
The story of a teenager who is outed at school, feels completely alone and how he comes through the other side.

The Prom
A Broadway cast desperate to improve their fading careers come to the rescue of a high school student banned from attending Prom with her girlfriend.

Call Me By Your Name
Set in 1980s Italy and starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, this is a transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.

Unprecedented look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender.

true to our nature, we go all out for Pride festivities
true to our nature, we go all out for Pride festivities


LGBTQ&A Jeffrey Masters Podcast
Long-form chats with influential people like Roxane Gay, Laverne Cox and Pete Buttigieg.

The best LGBTQ Podcasts to Binge in 2021
Gay Star News gathers the best new and up-and-coming podcasts from around the world.

15 LGBTQ Podcasts That'll Make You Proud Year-Round
Picks cover different spots on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum for a variety of perspectives.

9 LGBTQ+ podcasts to pump you up for Pride Month 2021
Stand proud alongside people just like you, stay informed and enjoy a few good laughs.

Spotify: Pride
Press play on your perfect Pride soundtrack and go all out in celebration.

flying our banner high at a past Pride Parade
flying our banner high at a past Pride Parade


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