As students get increasingly busy with readings for class, they may lose track of time to dedicate to pleasure reading. The Queer Book Club on campus offers an inclusive solution.
Gabby Brown, secretary for the Sexuality and Gender Alliance here at UNC founded the Queer Book Club through SAGA last year and has worked to bring it back again this year.
“Most students don’t have enough time for leisure reading,” Brown said. “The club is an opportunity for people to come and discuss books once a month.”
Brown is responsible for selecting the books, but they take into account any suggestions from other members of SAGA. They try to choose books that feature good representation of the LGBTQ community.
“There’s really not a lot of queer and trans representation in the media," said Magnus Schulz, co-president of SAGA. “The books that we read have a lot of relatable content that we don’t always get to see in other popular media.”