June is Pride Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
For more on the history of LGBT Pride Month, check out the online collections of the Library of Congress, where "the contributions of members of the LGBT community are preserved as part of our nation’s history, and include noted artistic works, musical compositions, and contemporary novels."
Young Adult Action Society (YAAS!) Presents: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Tues | June 11 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | RM
The Young Adult Action Society offers different activities each week. We are making a positive difference in our library, our city, and the world. This group is always accepting new members—bring a friend! Ages 14+.This week we welcome special guest Bobby Beverly for a lesson on revolutionary members of the LGBTQ+ community in honor of Pride Month.
LGBTQ: A History in Arizona with Marshall Shore
Thurs | June 13 | 6:00pm – 6:45pm | DR
Arizona’s history of the LGBTQ community begins long before Arizona was a state with the Native American belief of two-spirits, and continues on through to the seismic shift of Marriage Equality. There are some surprises along the way as we talk about artists such as Keith Haring and George Quaintance as well as the little known story of Nicolai De Raylan. Join Marshall Shore, Arizona's Hip Historian, for a look at this intriguing facet of Arizona history.
Read the Rainbow:
Libraries aim to ensure that all populations are reflected in library collections; here is a selection of books with LGBTQ+ characters.