Can you please tell me the titles of YA science fiction and fantasy novels which feature main or major characters who are explicitly LGBTQ?

By “major,” I mean that they have a POV and/or a storyline of their own and/or lots of page-time.

By “explicitly,” I mean that, for the purposes of this list, Diane Duane’s Tom and Carl, awesome as they are, don’t qualify. They are never shown kissing or stated to be gay/a couple, and could easily be read as close platonic friends.

THE BOOKS MUST HAVE BEEN MARKETED AS YA, NOT AS ADULT FANTASY. Lackey's Valdemar and Duane's Tale of the Five were marketed as adult fantasy.

Books I have so far:

Vintage (Steve Berman)
Tithe; Valiant; Ironside (Holly Black)
Dangerous Angels; The Rose and the Beast (Francesca Lia Block)
Demon’s Lexicon series (Sarah Rees Brennan)
Mortal Instruments series (Cassandra Clare)
A Strong and Sudden Thaw (R. W. Day)
The Dark Wife (Sarah Diemer)
Kissing the Witch (Emma Donoghue)
Sweet Far Thing series (Gemma Doyle)
Eon; Eona (Alison Goodman)
Gone series (Michael Grant)
Unnatural (Michael Griffo)
Shadow Walkers (Brent Hartinger)
The Shattering (Karen Healey)
Guardian of the Dead (Karen Healey; is it correct to count an asexual character under the banner of Q?)
Liar (Justine Larbalestier; complicated, but I think it qualifies)
Silver Metal Lover; Don't Bite the Sun; Drinking Sapphire Wine (Tanith Lee)
Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan)
Ash and Huntress (Malinda Lo)
Wicked Lovely series (Melissa Marr)
Hero (Perry Moore)
The End (Nora Olsen)
The Will of the Empress (Tamora Pierce)
Tripping to Somewhere (Kristopher Reisz)
Heart Sense; Heart's Price (K. L. Richardsson)
Water Seekers (Michelle Rode)
The Tenth Man (Tamara Sheehan)
Cursebusters! (Julie Smith)
Banshee; Masks series (Hayden Thorne)
Witch Eyes (Scott Tracey)
The Obsidian Man (Jon Wilson)

I know that countries outside of the US have their own systems of genrification; for this purpose, I'm thinking of any book aimed at teenagers.
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Fair enough! I couldn't remember how they were marketed, since I read them all as a teenager.

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I believe some of her later Valdemar works, like the Owl books, were marketed as YA, but I'd have to check.
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