Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Resources for LGBTQIA+ Children’s Book Creators


In addition to reviewing all of our publications for gender neutrality in English and Spanish, we are dedicated to creating safe and supportive spaces for our LGBTQIA+ community. Every facet of our organization from our staff, board, leadership, and volunteers includes you. Additionally, we ensure that all of our major conferences offer opportunities for socials, speakers, and community. Our inaugural SCBWI Celebrates #OwnVoices series featured an LGBTQIA+ panel and social.


For LGBTQIA+ Creators


For LGBTQIA+ Youth

It Gets Better 

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance


LGBTQIA+ Bookstores

A Room of One’s Own (Madison, WI)

Bluestockings (New York, NY)

Charis (Atlanta, GA)

Dog Eared Books (San Francisco, CA)

Gay’s the Word (London, United Kingdom)

Glad Day Bookshop (Toronto, Canada)

Lavender Library (Sacramento, CA)

Little Sister’s (Vancouver, Canada)

News from Nowhere (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Outwords (Milwaukee, WI)

Queer Books (Bern, Switzerland)

Violet Valley Bookstore (Water Valley, MS)

Recommended Reading


YA Pride 

Deadnaming and why we don’t do it.