Hey everyone! Welcome or welcome back to my blog!
Today I’ll be doing the LGBTQ+ Historical Icons tag. I was tagged by the creator Laura @Corner of Laura, and she runs an amazing blog so do check it out! I actually meant to do this tag in June, but well, procrastination got in the way, so…. oops, I guess?
Anyway, let’s get into it!
- Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to this page (otherwise, the original creator won’t get a notification).
- Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
- (Optional) Use the graphics and don’t forget to credit the original creator (Text prompts are at the end of the tag if you’d prefer to use those)
- (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.
Sappho – Greek poet known for her lyric poetry which is believed to describe homoerotic feelings: A book of poetry (or written in verse)
Okay, so I am totally going to use this opportunity to flaunt the fact that one of my poems got published in yet another anthology called Ties That Bind.
Alan Turing – Mathematician known for cracking the Enigma code but who was persecuted for his homosexuality: A character who deserved better
GALE. He should have ended up with Katniss. Period. Look, Peeta is just way too perfect, okay? People like him, don’t exist. And even if they do, they and people like Katniss rarely get along. On the other hand, Gale and Katniss- chemistry from the first page.
Gilbert Baker – Creator of the rainbow Pride Flag: The most colourful book you own
I have to say Book Lovers by Emily Henry. It’s a very colourful book!
Anne Lister – Landowner, industrialist and considered to be the first modern lesbian: A book written as a diary (or includes diary entries)
Okay, so I haven’t actually read the novel, but The Diary of Anne Frank is a book written as a diary… I am presuming?
Marsha P. Johnson – Prominent figure in the Stonewall Uprising and founder of several LGBTQ rights organisations: A character you’d would want fighting at your side
I pick Kaz Brekker, because why not?
Alfred Kinsey – Creator of the Kinsey scale: A book set in academia
I pick Very Bad People by Kit Frick which is a dark academia novel and was actually fun to read!
Lucy Hicks Anderson – First trans woman to defend her identity in court: A book where a major scene takes place in court
I am gonna be a complete nerd and say The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
Open Prompt – Your choice: A book that inspires you
All books inspire me! It’s true! Well, almost all.
- Leah @Leah’s Books
- Line @First Line Reader
- Maria @The Character Study
- Lily Yu @Books by Starlight
- Amaya @Mauve Mumblings
That’s all I have for you today! Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your favourite book with LGBTQ+ representation!