13 YA Books with an Amazing Lesbian Lead Character That Came Out This Year
We’ve had some awesome lesbian characters on TV shows, like Glee, Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters, but for those of you bookworms looking to see more LGBTQ+ characters on the page, you’ve come to the right place. 2016 has been a year of great YA novels in general — and as our society becomes more accepting of queer and gender non-conforming people, we begin to see them more and more in our media: movies, TV and especially books.
Christmas break is coming up, which means we’re all about to have a lot of extra time on our hands. So, if you need to take a break from binge-watching your current Netflix fave (or if *shocker* TV isn’t really your thing — we know there are those of you who exist!), then check out these 2016 books with empowering lesbian protagonists. Some of these characters will actually make your heart melt: