Reference Reads: Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month With These Illuminating Books

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October is LGBTQ+ History Month — a time to honor queer icons, trailblazers and everyday heroes who paved the way for modern LGBTQ+ communities. It’s a time to celebrate their achievements and recognize their progress. But it’s also a time to reflect on the struggles and sacrifices they've endured and made throughout American history.

Immersing yourself in a book is one of the best ways to fully absorb stories and experiences and see history come alive. Whether you're a bookworm or you’re looking for an engaging way to commemorate this important month, this reading list will take you on a journey through the past and demonstrate the invaluable cultural contributions queer leaders have made. Check out these superb works about the history of LGBTQ+ identities and impacts.