Coming Out



Beautiful, well-written, range of fiction books on 'coming out' depict the journeys we are all on as we strive to become true to ourselves and our identity. The characters in these books identify with the everyday struggles of those who are transitioning to reveal their true identities against heavy judgement and  adversity.

best books on coming out, book recommendations on coming out

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (Fiction) by Jeanette Winterson



The Velvet Rage (Fiction) by Alan Downs



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