Truly great literature can foster a sense of belonging and the feeling of truly being seen. However, listeners on the hunt for the best LGBTQIA+ books out there know that finding stories about gay characters isn’t always easy. So, we’ve put together a series of lists detailing some of the best LGBTQIA+ listens available, from lesbian literature to bisexual and trans stories.

Here are some of the best audiobooks penned by queer authors, from classic to contemporary across all genres and age brackets. These selections are all focused on gay characters, written by gay authors. Let's dive in!

You can also celebrate the diversity of queer storytelling with this collection of our favorite fiction, memoirs, and histories centered on LGBTQIA+ experiences.

Giovanni's Room
The House in the Cerulean Sea
How We Fight for Our Lives
Red, White & Royal Blue
The Women's House of Detention
Sweet Tea
Hot White Heist
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Tipping the Velvet
Bath Haus
Ten Steps to Nanette
They Both Die at the End
Detransition, Baby
Real Life
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot.