Fae Friday: LGBTQIA+ Characters

By: Cait Marie

The wonderful Kristy over at Caffeinated Fae created a weekly prompt post called Fae Friday, and I thought, what’s a better time to jump in than to talk about some of my absolute favorite fictional characters of all time?

Here’s how it works if you want to participate:

  • Link back to this page on Caffeinated Fae.
  • If the prompt idea is from another blog, link to that blog as well.
  • Use #FaeFriday when posting to social media so we can all find each other!
  • Participate when you can & have fun with the prompt!

This week’s prompt:

What are some of your favorite LGBTQIA+ characters?

Now, where to start… Just kidding. Of course I’m starting with my precious babies!

Shane and Phillip
The Nihryst series – Cait Marie

They’re best friends and have grown up together. Shane is the heir to the throne, Phillip is a royal guard. Phillip has kept his feelings a secret for years, but someone lets it out in the second book, leaving Shane to figure out how he feels.

Shillip took over the series, but they seem to be many readers’ favorites too, so at least it’s not just me. Phillip is my favorite character I’ve ever written.

The final book in the trilogy has a lot of Shillip, making it perfect for Pride Month!

Get The Lost Legends (Book 1) here.*

Magnus and Alec
The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

Magnus Bane is my favorite fictional character of all time. He has been since I first read City of Bones over a decade ago. Of all the different series, Alexander Gideon Lightwood is my favorite Shadowhunter. He’s also my comfort character. I love him so much that I gave Shane (see above) his middle name; he goes by Gideon throughout part of the first book.

Malec is my OTP. They go through so much, but in the end, it’s them versus the world. When it was announced that they were getting their own series, I literally cried. Then, when a box labelled “Malec” appeared at my front door with an ARC inside from the publisher… I may have freaked out.

They were the first LGBT+ couple I ever read about!

Read my City of Bones review here.
Read my ARC review of The Red Scrolls of Magic here.

Get City of Bones here.*
Get The Red Scrolls of Magic here.*

Becks
Dating Nashville by Ann Maree Craven and Michelle MacQueen

Beckett Anderson first appeared in their Redefining Me series as a side character, and I absolutely loved him. When he got his own book, I was beyond ecstatic. He’s hilarious and obnoxious, and I just love him with all my heart.

He continuously shows up in their other books, sometimes just mentioned in passing, and every single time, I am so happy.

Read my ARC review here.

Get your copy here.*

Alex and Henry
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This is one of my favorite books of all time. It is sheer perfection. Alex and Henry are everything. I don’t even know what to say about them because I love them so much.

Get your copy here.*

Simon
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Other than the fact that I am not a gay male, I am Simon Spier. There has never been a character I’ve felt more connected to. (Alec is a close second, but it’s not the same.) It’s a combination of his personality and interests. We’re very, very similar. Even friends have pointed it out without me saying it.

Read my review here.

Get your copy here.*

Edmund
Golden Curse by M. Lynn

Clearly I have a type–gay royal guards. I just love Edmund so much! He’s best friends with the prince, and their friendship is amazing. Throughout this series, whenever he’d show up, I would grin like an idiot.

When he got his own short story, I immediately read it even though I hadn’t finished the other books yet. I couldn’t wait.

Read my review of Golden Curse here.

Get your copy here.*

August and Jane
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

I’m still not over this book. The friendship and chemistry between August and Jane is just… *chef kiss*. They’re fantastic.

Read my ARC review here.

Get your copy here.*

There are many more, but these are some of my top favorites! While writing the list, it became very evident that most of my favorite characters are lgbt+ men, and I couldn’t think of hardly any women. So, bring on the recommendations!!

And tell me who your favorites are!


*Amazon Affiliate links. I receive a small commission from Amazon if the books are purchased through these links. It does not affect the authors’ royalties in anyway.

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