Daisy is straight, and when her best friend Hannah comes out as a Lesbian/Queer (and starts dating Daisy’s ex-best friend), she joins the LGBTQIA club and takes on a lot of activism when the school cancels the homecoming dance to prevent same-sex dates. Daisy pretends to be asexual and there is significant commentary on appropriation and privilege, as well as a diverse cast.
When her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is so ready to let her ally flag fly that even a second, way more blindsiding confession can’t derail her smiling determination to fight for gay rights.
Before you can spell LGBTQIA, Daisy’s leading the charge to end their school’s antiquated ban on same-sex dates at dances—starting with homecoming. And if people assume Daisy herself is gay? Meh, so what. It’s all for the cause.
What Daisy doesn’t expect is for “the cause” to blow up—starting with Adam, the cute college journalist whose interview with Daisy for his university paper goes viral, catching fire in the national media. #Holy #cats.
With the story spinning out of control, protesters gathering, Hannah left in the dust of Daisy’s good intentions, and Daisy’s mad attraction to Adam feeling like an inconvenient truth, Daisy finds herself caught between her bold plans, her bad decisions, and her big fat mouth.
Cis girls: Daisy, Hannah
Not explicitly addressed.
White: Daisy, Hannah
Trigger Warnings: Uses asexuality as a plot device. Daisy pretends to be asexual so she can identify with the LGBTQIAP+ community.