Pride Lit, the first Filipino pop literature imprint focused on championing LGBTQ+ narratives, stands proud as a great source of entertainment and inspiration to readers of all kinds.
Besides teaching us the value of appreciation and acceptance, this imprint has been consistent in building a safe space for unheard voices to flourish and share their stories, be it about finding love in many forms and shapes or discovering one’s sexual awakening with fleeting moments of kilig.
Pride Lit took a huge leap in celebration of its third year in the publishing industry by releasing five unique titles from its roster of seasoned and respected writers and contributors. From Alex Rosas’ gender-swap romance Gay’s Anatomy to Soju’s campy fantasy Ang Asul Na Buntot Ni Aquano, the new releases represent diverse genres that speak of uniquely queer experiences and imaginative premises. Other upcoming titles that will be released this month include John Jack G. Wigley’s ensemble drama Kadenang Bahaghari, Lush Ericson’s instant pleaser Agustin and Ariston’s Version of the Universe, and Angelica Sorreda’s romantic offering Over Time.
Watch the preview of the launching here:
Pride Lit‘s Brand Manager, Aiko Clarizza Buduan-Salazar explained, “Each book actually talks about different emotions, experiences and were written differently,”. “The upcoming new titles will open readers’ minds on the fresh possibilities of storytelling.” True to its vision, Pride Lit steps up its game by ensuring LGBTQ+ characters and its allies could be prominent figures in pop culture narratives, and serve as inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community whose vibrant lives are worth telling, and are now everyone’s stories. “We plan to release more books and become a staple in the community,” Salazar said. “Aside from providing feel good stories and erotic stories too, we plan to become more reachable to our target market and community.”