PRIDE Month Calendar

PRIDE Month
LGBT Pride Month

1st

 On this day, in 2009, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring June to be LGBT Pride Month.

Civil Rights

4st

In 1998, President Clinton issued Executive Order 13087, barring federal employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Stonewall Riots

6th

Pride month commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which commenced on June 28th, 1969.

Pride Month

12th

Show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community today!

Boy Meets Boy

20th

Check out our reading corner for great LQBTQIA+ selections!

Obergefell vs Hodges

26th

In 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by the 14th Amendment.

Marsha P Johnson

28th

On this day, in 1969, a black, trans activist, is recognized as leading the Stonewall Riots.

Stonewall Riots

29th

Christopher Street Liberation Day occurred one year after the Stonewall riots and is considered the first gay pride parade.

Harvey Milk

30th

In 1978, Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to California political office.

PRIDE Month: Community Favorites


Tales of the City

The Tales of The City series
by James Baldwin

Sister Outside by Audre Lorde

Sister Outsider
by Audre Lorde

Hero by Perry Moore

Hero
Perry Moore

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris

City of Night by John Rechy

City of Night
by John Rechy

Less: A Novel

Less: A Novel
Andrew Sean Greer

The Great Believers

The Great Believers
Rebecca Makkai

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera

LGBTQ Authors


Cherrie Moraga

Gloria Anzaldua

The importance of being earnest
Oscar Wilde

Are Prisons Obsolete
Angela Davis

Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay

Freshwater
Akwaeke Emezi

New


The Prophets
Robert Jones Jr.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Malinda Lo

Gearbreakers
Zoe Hana Mikuta

Hani and Ishu’s Gudie to Fake Dating
Adiba Jaigirdar

Detransition, Baby: A novel
Torrey Peters

Classics


Giovanni's Room
James Baldwin

The Color Purple
Alice Walker

City of Night
John Rechy

Tomorrow Will Be Different
Sarah McBride

Maurice
E. M. Forster

Illustrated


The Marvels
Brian Selznick

Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America
Molly McGarry

Queer: A Graphic History
Dr. Meg-John Barker

Historical


Stone Butch Blues
Leslie Feinberg
(historical fiction)

The Stonewall Reader
(collection of first accounts, diaries, documentation leading up to the riots)

We Are Everywhere
Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
(photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement)

The Normal Heart
Larry Kramer
(HIV/AIDS crisis)

Poetry


The Dream of a Common Language
Adrienne Rich

Howl and other poems
Allen Ginsberg

Feeld
Jos Charles

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Saenz