LGBT Books Tee


I love books. I was definitely one of those kids who was obsessed with reading and that’s never really left me. As I got older and started realising my identity as a gay man I started to gravitate towards books by and about people like me.

This shirt is a celebration of novels, novellas and the occasional essay, poetry collection or graphic novel by gay men, lesbians, trans people, and bisexuals. I wanted this to be a real homage to the works of those who write about the community we all share together and so I lovingly recreated the covers and spines of some of my favourite works, this is easily my most detailed T-shirt to date, with each book drawn free-hand.

I hope some of your favourites made it on here, from left-to-right, here are the featured works:
Giovanni’s Room - James Baldwin
Man Alive - Thomas Page McBee
The Price Of Salt - Patricia Highsmith
Poems & Fragments - Sappho
A Room In Chelsea Square - Michael Nelson
Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown
Confessions Of A Mask - Yukio Mishima
The Well Of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
Dancer From The Dance - Andrew Holleran
Better Angel - Richard Meeker
The Scorpion - Anna Elisabet Weirach
The Picture Of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Gender Outlaw - Kate Bornstein
Olivia - Dorothy Bussy
The Line Of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst
Illuminations - Arthur Rimbaud
Physical - Andrew McMillan
Stone Butch Blues - Leslie Feinberg
Leaves Of Grass - Walt Whitman
City Of Night - James Rechy
Terre Haute - Will Aitken
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
The City & The Pillar - Gore Vidal
Hemlock And After - Angus Wilson
The Lost Language Of Cranes - David Leavitt
The Absolutist - John Boyne
Patience & Sarah - Isabel Miller
She Of The Mountains - Vivek Shraya
Wings - Mikhail Kuzmin
Maurice - E.M. Forster
Nightwood - Djuna Barnes
Hood - Emma Donoghue
Tipping The Velvet - Sarah Waters
Queer - William S. Burroughs
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Gods Of Tango - Carolina de Robertis
Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - Audre Lorde
A Boy’s Own Story - Edmund White
Tales Of The City - Armistead Maupin
The Hours - Michael Cunnningham
A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood
On Being Different - Merle Miller
Other Voices Other Rooms - Truman Capote
Orlando - Virginia Woolf

This design is screen-printed on 100% cotton softstyle tees.
Chest sizing is as follows:

S - 32/34"
M - 36/38"
L - 40/42"
XL - 44”/46”
XXL - 48”/50”