is a website and blog dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ in YA! We started in April 2011 after Jessica Verday was asked to change her m/m story in the Wicked, Pretty Things anthology to a m/f pairing. The reaction from the YA community was incredible and made it clear to us that there were tons of fans who loved Gay YA and they needed a place to talk about it and be heard.

GayYA has many goals, but everything we do essentially comes down to one purpose: get more LGBTQIA+ YA published. From there, we want to help to ensure what’s getting published contains good representation, and get those books into the hands of the teens that need them.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Maria & Vee (Web Admins, siblings, and YA fanatics)