June is considered the international pride monthdate on which it seeks to promote tolerance, equality and dignity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
Pride Day is celebrated every June 28 in commemoration of the Stonewall mobilizations (New York, USA) of 1969, which marked the beginning of one of the most significant moments for the liberation of the movement.
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For decades there has been a fight to promote the rights of the community in all areas and the world of writing is no stranger to this, more and more writers are committed to raising awareness through their stories, stories and novels, reflection about gender and show the problems of a society of a society that still refuses to love in all forms.
Therefore, we share a list of books that commemorate this special date:
1. Ricardo Morán- I am your father
A book to understand that in the end everything begins with love. Ricardo Morán has performed an unprecedented act, in a society as prejudiced as Peru’s, he has decided to act solely out of love. Of course, this would not have had a greater impact if he was not gay and the act of love was not daring to be the single father of a beautiful pair of twins.
In I am your father You will be able to find out about Ricardo Morán’s long journey of more than 13 years to fulfill his long-awaited dream of being a father. From the day when he left his parents’ house very young without a job and without a single sun in his pocket, to the long and complicated process in the United States, where he had a thousand adventures, to finally, with his own sperm and an anonymous egg , have their children through a surrogacy. Because as Morán himself has said on several occasions, “I am gay, not sterile, they are two different things!” After reading this book, we will all end up not only more moved and amused (because of how well narrated and emotional these pages are), but, hopefully, we will end up more tolerant and empathetic. As well as more confident that everything starts and moves thanks to love.
2. Olga Montero Rose- Courtship
Olga is the best kept secret in Peruvian literature. Her book tells the story of Simona, a woman in her mid-forties, who suffers the death of her mother, a guardian figure in her life who, to a certain extent, was decisive in the construction of her identity. her. This event coincides with the arrival of an unexpected love in her life. Nora, a well-to-do photographer, shakes her certainties and the strength that Simona thought she had.
This is how a journey is triggered in which the two meanings of courtship coexist simultaneously —the funeral and the one that precedes any love relationship— to create an allegory about the cycles of beginnings, ends, but above all transformations. Troubled, Simona returns one day a week to her old psychoanalyst’s office and, in this intimate dialogue, she goes through her childhood bonds, her duels and her loves, while inhabiting the new routes of her desire and the new winds of her sexual orientation
3. Benjamin Alire- Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Young People’s Literature, the Stonewall Award for LGBT Literature, and the Pura Belpré Award for Writers, Latino. This work shows us Aristotle, an introverted and shy boy. On the other hand, Dante is transparent and expressive. For reasons that seem beyond all reason, these two seventeen-year-old boys meet and build a close friendship that will allow them to redefine each other’s world and learn to believe in themselves to discover the secrets of the universe.
The award-winning writer, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, explores the loyalty and trust between two young people who are learning to be adults in a border setting that is as Mexican as it is American. Together they must grow at the same time that they adapt to a society that is also searching for identity.
4. Alberto de Belaunde- Beyond the rainbow
A vision of the LGTBI authorities in Latin America. New airs of freedom run through the countries of Latin America. In Guatemala, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina, a history of acceptance and respect for difference and the need for it to have political representation that helps create a promising form of citizenship has begun to be written. more inquisitive, truly inclusive and in which defects such as discrimination end up being abolished.
Alberto was one of two openly LGBTI congressmen from the dissolved congress. His work was internationally recognized by the Victory Institute with the Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award, being the first Latin American to receive it.
5. Pedro Lemebel- Goodbye Pretty Ladybug
In bye bye cute ladybug more than 35 chronicles immerse us in the rage, denunciation, passion and love that make up the universe of Pedro Lemebel. The night in the center of Santiago, friends who pass by his house in Bellavista, an assault, several lovers, everything can be a pretext or a necessity for Lemebel to stamp with his accurate, limpid and blunt writing, what he sees, what happens and what transgresses it. This is one of the best works by Pedro Lemebel, one of the most important Chilean authors of the 21st century.