6 LGBTQIA Memoirs You Should Listen To

Whether you are an advocate for—or a supporter or member of—the LGBTQIA community or are looking to educate yourself about its struggles and triumphs, individuals’ firsthand stories are some of the best resources.

Becoming Nicole

The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize‒winning science reporter for The Washington Post.
Listen to an excerpt Becoming Nicole

Boy Erased

When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents and forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion-therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality, or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.
Listen to an excerpt Boy Erased

The Meaning of Matthew
Author: Judy Shepard
Read By: Judy Shepard

The mother of Matthew Shepard shares the story of her son’s death and the choice she made to become an international gay-rights activist.
Listen to an excerpt The Meaning of Matthew

She's Not There

Jennifer Finney Boylan tells her story of transitioning from James to Jenny; the enduring love of Grace, James’s wife who becomes Jenny’s “sister”; and the relationship between our physical and our intuitive selves.
Listen to an excerpt She’s Not There

Tomorrow Will Be Different

Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention, in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out. She’d known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but she didn’t realize how much impact her story could have on the country.
Listen to an excerpt Tomorrow Will Be Different

Would You Rather?
Author: Katie Heaney
Read By: Katie Heaney

A collection of poignant, relatable essays about coming out, first relationships, shifting identity, and figuring out what it means to be an adult.
Listen to an excerpt Would You Rather?

Looking for more LGBTQA audiobooks? Take a look at this collection.