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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chatham chapter.

October is LQBT+ history month, and what better way to celebrate than by reading LGBT+ literature! As Banned Books Week comes to an end, and LGBT+ History Month begins, it is important to recognize that many banned books are in fact banned because of LGBT+ themes and characters. So, celebrate both causes by checking out one of these books!

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown // The Colour Purple by Alice Walker // Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky  

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde // Orlando by Virginia Woolf // And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell  

Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan // Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg // Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Indigo Baloch is the HC Chatham Campus Correspondent. She is a junior at Chatham University double majoring in Creative Writing and Journalism and double minoring Graphic Design and an Asian Studies Certificate. Indigo is a writer and Editorial Assistant at Maniac Magazine and occasionally does book reviews for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is also the Public Relations Director for The Mr. Roboto Project (a music venue in Pittsburgh) and creates their monthly newsletter. During her freshman and sophomore year, Indigo was the Editor-in-Chief of Chatham's student driven newsprint: Communique. Currently, on campus, Indigo is the Communications Coordinator for Minor Bird (Chatham's literary magazine), the Public Relations Director for Chatham's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, and a Staff Writer and Columnist for Communique. She has worked as a Fashion Editorial Intern for WHIRL Magazine, and has been a featured reader at Chatham's Undergraduate Reading Series and a featured writer in Minor Bird. She loves art, music, film, theater, writing, and traveling.