Celebrate Pride Month

Rainbow flag with text that says "Celebrate Pride Month: Say no to hate, stick with love."

Dear patrons,

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Pride marches in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The first marches were held on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, one of the first well-known instances of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rebellion against government-sponsored oppression of LGBTQ people.

To help celebrate, we’ll give you a little history, some resources, some books to read and movies to watch.

With pride, Your Library Staff

Learn about LGBTQ+ History

The Riots and the marches they sparked are just part of the long, vibrant and often-overlooked history of the LGBTQ community. Learn more about the Riots, the marches, and the community’s history:

Support the Black LGBTQ+ Community

“There’s no Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.” As protests continue across the country calling for justice for victims of racist police violence, the Black LGBTQ+ community needs support now more than ever before. Here are resources, ways to support and ways to take action :

Find a book or audiobook on Overdrive

The Northern California Digital Library has lots of choices of LGBTQ ebooks and audiobooks for adults and for teens, both fiction and nonfiction. If you haven’t used Overdrive, download the Libby app and give it a try.

Watch a film or documentary on Kanopy

Kanopy has a wealth of LGBTQ films and documentaries, with categories such as:

Books, audiobooks, comics & films – Hoopla has it all

Hoopla has separate LGBTQ collections in every format:

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