Some Queer Writers of Color


This dovetails nicely with Roxane Gay’s post about writers of color: a list of writers of color who are also queer.

“I thought, I’m sure I can come up with 50 books by LGBT people of color,” writes the post’s author. “So I did.”

That list ranges from literary giants like James Baldwin and Alice Walker to somewhat lesser-known gems like Achy Obejas, whose short story collection We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? deserves several awards based on its name alone.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →