June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. From the Library of Congress:
“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States…The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.”
The American Library Association (ALA) designates June GLBT Book Month™, “a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.”
The CU library has a book display up celebrating those writings, this year especially highlighting books for children and teens, and books about making schools safe for LGBTQ young people.
And, since you clicked to “learn more,” here’s a valuable resource:
The Complete Guide to Queer Pride Flags by Ariel Sobel
And for some recommendations for Pride Month reading beyond the display in the library:
- Stonewall Book Awards – The first and longest-enduring award for GLBT literature
- Rainbow Books – for Kids and Teens
- Over the Rainbow Books – for Adult Readers
If you see books on these lists that are not in the CU library’s holdings, let us know and we will consider purchasing your suggested title. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.