I'm not asking if it exists, as I know it does. Recommendations, comments etc please.

Lesbian:

Julie Burchill, Sugar Rush. (I have read this and was underwhelmed. JB is a well-known and rather confrontational print journalist in the UK and this apparently was her attempt to write a YA novel that crossed over to adults. I was never really convinced by the central character who sounded more like JB than anyone else. However, it was the basis of a TV serial which ran to two series and is, just for once, much better than the book. There is a book sequel, Sweet, but I haven't read it.)

Gay (Male):
Paul Magrs, Strange Boy. Another adult novelist goes YA. Set in the 80s. Not read it.

(sort of) Meg Rosoff, What I Was. Recommended but only marginally gay, for reasons you'll have to read the novel to find out.


Bisexual:

Can't think of any. Anyone?

Transgender/Transsexual:
Julie Anne Peters, Luna. Not read it.

There's also David Walliams's The Boy in the Dress. I've not read it, and I tend to be suspicious of celebrities who've suddenly always wanted to write a children's book. I'm not sure quite who it's aimed at - it looks like a MG book (complete with Quentin Blake illustrations, not that there's anything wrong with that) but the content is by all accounts YA. (Not just the cross-dressing theme, but there's apparently a scene where the protagonist finds his Dad's porn collection.) Most of the reviews on Amazon are favourable, but I notice they're all by adults, not teens. Has anyone here read it?


No doubt there's lots more, and I'd be interested in any recommendations.