Representation of Queer Joy and Happy Endings
Happy endings, resistance, finding your people, dreaming of future worlds, solving the mystery of self. and getting a swoony kiss with your love interest: queer readers of YA deserve to experience these moments and see mirrors of their lives in the fiction they read. While there is always a place for stories that tell the truth about the difficulties queer teens face, there is also a place for the fact that queer lives can be filled with joy, love, connection, and happiness. These are stories that give queer teens happy endings they deserve.
– Angie Manfredi