Sapphic book with a butch main character (Sapphic Book Bingo #23)
For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category, read a sapphic book with a butch main character.
In case you’re not sure what butch means: Butch has been used since the 1940s, primarily in the lesbian community, to refer to masculine-presenting women, but being butch is more than how you dress or wear your hair. It’s an identity that relates to masculinity without being male. Some genderqueer and nonbinary people also identify as butch, e.g., the two main characters in A Jade’s Diamond by Char Dafoe.
There are many ways to be butch, and I hope the books I recommend below reflect that.