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Virtual Exhibits

Here you can find our virtual exhibits, current and past, and access the materials that we highlighted through them.

Happy Pride! This guide offers additional resources related to the Health Sciences Library's Pride Month display (located on the third floor of the library) and to the HSC's 2024 Pride Month eventsExplore ebooks, articles, local resources, and more related to the LGBTQIA2+ community. Check out HSLIC's Research Guide for LGBTQIA+ Health Resources for clinical information and resources. 

Queer Liberation Library Event


Queer Liberation Library (QLL) is fighting to build a vibrant, flourishing queer future by connecting LGBTQ+ people with literature, information, and resources that celebrate the unique and empowering diversity of our community. We’re excited to share how we brought this project into the world, how we see QLL as an online extension of the queer history of creating our own spaces, and how we as a queer library are celebrating queer joy.


Book Bans

Book bans, both attempted and actual, have a disproportionate impact on literature for/by/featuring queer people and themes.  According to PEN America's 2023 report, Banned in the USA: The Mounting Pressure to Censor, 36% of books banned in US public schools during the 2022-2023 school year featured gender and/or LGBTQIA+ themes.  The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom's Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023 list reports that seven out of the top ten titles were cited for LGBTQIA+ content, including all top five.  Please remember that scholarship includes the production of literature.  States banning or attempting to ban gender and sexuality studies at publicly funded schools are also repressing possible forms of queer literature.  

A brief list of additional content:

Queer Literature

Providers as Advocates

Health providers interested in understanding their role as advocates for their LGBTQIA+ patients' interests in public libraries may consult some of the following resources.

Staff Favorites

Check out these great titles for Pride Month, recommended by the librarians at HSLIC (use the arrows to scroll). Most of these titles are available through the Albuquerque Public Library-- just click on the book cover to check availability.   

You Should See Me in a Crown

Recommended by Arthur 

Determined to get out of her small town, Liz Lightly runs for prom queen in the hopes of receiving the scholarship that comes with it. Along the way, she finds herself falling for the new girl, Mack, who is also making a bid for prom queen.

Legends & Lattes

Recommended by Kristin

A charming, easy to read novel about an orc adventurer who hangs up her sword to open a coffee shop. What makes it great is the story of found family, community, and love.


Recommended by Moses 

"Luna" by Julie Anne Peters tells the story of Regan, a teenage girl, and her older brother Liam, who secretly transitions into Luna, the girl she truly is, at night. As Luna gains the courage to live openly as herself, Regan supports her sibling through the challenges and emotional struggles of coming out as transgender.

It Came from the Closet

Recommended by Arthur

A collection of essays from queer writers exploring themes and tropes in horror movies that speak to queer audiences.

Light from Uncommon Stars

Recommended by Deirdre 

A beautifully written celebration of queer found family, Asian American culture, donuts, demons, and outer space refugees set in a very real contemporary California. This book is sheer joy and love.

Kimiko Does Cancer: A Graphic Memoir

Recommended by Danielle 

A short, powerful memoir focused on the author navigating breast cancer diagnosis and treatment as a young, mixed-race, queer woman, someone whose experiences and perspectives don't always fit neatly into mainstream breast cancer narratives.

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter

Recommended by Arthur 

A Holmseian and Lovecraftian mash-up featuring a trans masculine Watson character and a female Holmes. Strange, mysterious, and very, very queer.

Not available through ABQ Public Library 

Miss Major Speaks

Recommended by Varina 

Legendary transgender elder and activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy shares stories of her life, activism, and the future of liberation.  

One Last Stop

Recommended by Danielle

In this wonderfully weird novel, August moves to New York City and falls for Jane, an enigmatic woman she meets on the Q Train. The problem? Jane is unstuck in time and has been stuck on the train since the 1970s.

Thirsty Mermaids

Recommended by Varina 

Three lovable mermaids get trapped on land after a night of drunken shenanigans. They must now navigate the human world including capitalism, social norms, and living in their new, unfamiliar bodies.

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A selection of over 50 e-books available from the library website. For the full list, click on the link below.