June is known for many things; the first day of summer, Juneteenth, Flag Day, and Father's Day. This month is also known as Pride Month which celebrates the civil rights of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer +) people. Why June? In 1969 on June 28th, the Stonewall Riots took place in New York City following a raid at the Stonewall Inn. Since then, annual pride parades and marches, picnics, memorials, concerts, and other events take place throughout June to recognize and honor the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Wanting to learn more about the Pride Month or the Stonewall Riots? Read Youth.Gov’s article June is LGBT Pride Month OR History.com’s article 1969 Stonewall Riots.
Click HERE to find some books featuring LGBTQ+ historical figures and other LGBTQ+ protagonists that are offered through PCCLD. Find LGBTQ+ youth books written by black authors or about black protagonists HERE. Click HERE to view the Rainbow Lists, a list of books put together by the American Library Association which feature LGBTQ+ characters or themes.
** As a quick reminder, books with ‘J’ in the Call Number are for juveniles, and ‘YA’ are for Young Adults (more mature).
Need to talk to someone?
LGBT National Youth Talkline https://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html 800-246-7743
LGBT National Help Center https://www.glbthotline.org/national-hotline.html 888-843-4564
Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline https://www.translifeline.org/hotline 877-565-8860