Love is Love is Love. I have searched out the best LGBTQ+ coloring books to color in during what seems to be our next shutdown across the world. If you know of any others or of an LGBTQ+ coloring book artist I should promote, please let me know in the comments below.
Inspiring Designs with Affirming Messages of Love and Acceptance
This book was written by a young woman Kathy Carlston who is a survivor of the Columbine shooting here in my home state. She was inspired by a speaker who came to the school after the tragedy. Kathy created this book to help LGBT youth have hope for their future. Coloring OUTside the Lines contains 54 single-sided pages full of activities and inspirational LGBT people.
Celebrating LGBT Families Two dads, two moms, one dad, one mom… These coloring pages show what all loving families have in common. Families love having fun together!
Lesbian Coloring Books
This was clearly a work of love for the artists and writers of the Butch Coloring Book – and a much-needed homage to butches everywhere, many of whom have lived their lives in stealth and invisibility. Reading their stories and seeing their images was inspiring. Brave, fabulous folx who lived authentically and out loud – thank you so much for bringing them to life in such an amazingly creative way.Review from Jassy T.
Lesbian Coloring Book Midnight Edition
A Totally Relatable LGBTQ Adult Coloring Book of 40 Funny Lesbian Problems
There are rave reviews for this one and lots of samples of peoples coloring in the reviews. All the images are portrait style.
If you’re transgender, non-binary, or another gender under the wide and wonderful trans umbrella, this book is for you from Theo Nicole Lorenz.
My go-to colored pencils for neutral tones are my Prismacolors. If you have the full set already then you have all the skin tones needed for all races and colors of skin.
I just ran across this set of colored pencils specifically for dark skin tones so I wanted to add those to the post. I personally haven’t used them yet but the reviews are good.
Flesh toned multi cultural markers
What Does LGBTQ+ Stand For?
People often use LGBTQ+ to mean all of the communities included in the “LGBTTTQQIAA”:
+ Gender Queer
+ Gender Variant
LGBTQ is the more commonly used term in the community; possibly because it is more user-friendly! You may also hear the terms “Queer Community” or “Rainbow Community” used to describe LGBTQ2+ people. This initialism and the various terms are always evolving so don’t try to memorize the list. The most important thing is to be respectful and use the terms that people prefer.