November 22, 2014

International Study on LGBT Reading Preferences

Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by in Foundation Updates

What type of books do LGBT people like to read? How and where do they find the books that they like to read? Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) and St. Cloud State University Collection Management Librarian Rachel Wexelbaum are conducting an international study on the book reading preferences of 21st century LGBT people to help answer these questions.

This is the first large-scale study of LGBT book readership conducted in the age of EBooks and mobile devices. Librarians, writers, publishers, educators, counselors, and others are often operating on assumptions of what types of books LGBT readers prefer, how they find those books, and how they read them, based on pre-Internet reading habits. The results of this survey will help determine how best to reach LGBT book readers.

To take the survey now, click here.

For more information about this study, please contact Rachel Wexelbaum at

Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director, Lambda Literary Foundation. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program of the California Institute of the Arts, Valenzuela is a longtime community activist and writer whose work has focused on LGBT civil rights, sexual liberation and gay men’s health. Read his full bio here and contact him here.

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One Response to “International Study on LGBT Reading Preferences”

  1. George Akerley 8 February 2013 at 5:44 PM #

    I am so grateful for the existence of Lambda Literary, which helps me in deciding what literature I may wish to read, and which also provides enlightenment about authors.

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