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A Guide for Dreaming With Pride

02 Jun 2021

LGBTQIA+ visibility and representation is essential to the accurate portrayal of queer individuals. 

In the past, depictions of LGBQTIA+ folx—as told by non-queer storytellers—in the media were often rooted in harmful stereotypes, and characters were portrayed as criminals, or hypersexualized. This misrepresentation reinforces the need for LGBTQIA+ people to tell their own stories from their perspective. Who is telling the stories makes a big difference, and accurate, true storytelling is essential. Popular culture has the power to guide an individual’s self-exploration. 

Books, film, podcasts, and the like created by LGBTQIA+ people are all expressions of individuality, freedom, creativity, and passions. These accounts and recordings offer a wider lens through which to view the world. They offer possibility. They offer the chance to dream with pride.

This year, as we celebrate Pride Month, Youth To The People presents a guide for Dreaming With Pride, a listener’s and reader’s resource for all things LGBTQIA+. Use this to expand your musical tastes, historical knowledge, and cultural awareness.

Much like our anti-Racist Resource Guide and Women’s Empowerment Guide, this is a living list and we invite you to add your suggestions by emailing us at [email protected]

-- Quani Burnett, Marketing Manager, Inclusion + Community Strategist 


  1. Adventures in Time and History 
  2. Food 4 Thot
  3. Making Gay History
  4. The Read
  5. QueerWOC
  6. AfroQueer
  7. Outward
  8. Nancy 
  9. Anzaldùing It
  10. Bitter Brown Femmes


  1. Wafia
  2. Amythyst Khia
  3. Tom Goss 
  4. Quentin Arispe
  5. Chella Man 
  6. Shea Diamond
  7. Serpentwithfeet
  8. Kevin Abstract 
  9. MNEK 
  10. Young M.A.


  1. Moonlight 
  2. Paris Is Burning
  3. Visible: Out on Television
  4. C.R.A.Z.Y
  5. Pose
  6. Disclosure
  7. Angels in America
  8. Rafiki
  9. Tangerine
  10. Blackbird 


  1. The Afterward, by E.K. Johnston  
  2. Fairest, A Memoir, by Meredith Talusan
  3. The Prophets, by Robert Jones 
  4. Honey Girl, by Morgan Rogers 
  5. Lot: Stories, by Bryan Washington 
  6. Ruby-Fruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown 
  7. All My Mother’s Lovers, by Ilana Masad 
  8. Under the Rainbow, by Celia Laskey 
  9. Stung with Love, by Sappho 
  10. Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera
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