I was shocked by the news of the untimely demise of Mexican author Luiz Zapata, who is considered a trailblazer of the LGBT literary genre in Mexico. As the newspaper, Millenio reported he had been sick for sometime. Luis Zapata Quiroz‘s acclaimed book, “El vampiro de la colonia Roma,” is considered one of the first books that broke the silence on the issues of gay presence in Mexican literature. It was the recipient of the 1979 Juan Grijalbo book prize.
I leave you with some of his books that we have in our collections and a video recording. RIP, Luis Zapata.
- De cuerpo entero / Luis Zapata.
- Melodrama : De petalos perennes
- En jirones
- Ese amor que hasta ayer nos quemaba
- La hermana secreta de Angélica María
by Taylor Follett
Pride is here! LGBTQ+ Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which took place on June 28th, 1969. Forty-six years later on June 26th, the US Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. LGBTQ+ authors explore themes of love, community, intersectionality, struggle, and queerness within their work. Join us at the library in celebrating Pride Month by reading recent works from LGBTQ+ authors and/or featuring LGBTQ+ main characters.
Get started with some recently published novels:
Or enjoy some of the richest verse of 2017 and 2018:
Make sure not to miss these memoirs and collections:
Looking for more? The finalist list for the Lambda Literary Awards is a great place to find the best recent LGBTQ+ literature. Did we miss your favorite book, or is there a book you really think we should feature on the blog? We’re always looking for more books to add to our reading lists and our shelves! Tweet us and let us know.