LGBTQIA+ Resources and Reading
June is Pride month!
Celebrate Pride this month and all year long with books written by and about members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
These book lists are just a small sample of the books and resources available, if you would like more recommendations contact the library or stop by to talk to a librarian!
In honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan – considered the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States – each June Americans come together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.
Learn about LGBTQ+ History
The Riots and the marches 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:
- American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Stonewall Uprising Interviews
- LGBT History
- LGBT History You Didn’t Learn In School from the BBC
- LGBTQ+ History Timeline
- Columbia University Libraries: Stonewall 50 Commemoration Web Archive
- “Lavender Talks: Celebrating 50 Years of San Francisco Pride”
- GLBT Historical Society – Museum & Archives
- The Center: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center – Archives
- LGBTQ History @ The National Museum of American History
- Stonewall National Museum & Archives
Books, audiobooks, comics & films – Hoopla has it all
Hoopla has LGBTQ collections in every format available to you with your library card:
Resources and Helplines
- GLAAD Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.”
- GLSEN Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. “Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.”
- Forge a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies).
- It Gets Better Project The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up.” They also run Creating Change the “largest annual gathering of LGBTQ activists, organizers, and leaders within the LGBT movement” in the US.
- National Center for Transgender Equality The nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people
- We Are The Youth Sharing stories of LGBTQ youth in the United States
- TransWhat? A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship
- PFLAG Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward.
- Transgender Law Center The largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
- The Trevor Project 866 488-7386 Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
- LGBT National Youth Hotline 800-246-7743 Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 23 and younger.
- LGBT National Hotline 888-843-456 The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages. Provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
- True Colors United 212-461-4401 True Colors focuses on supporting homeless youth.
- Pride Institute LGBTQ Dependency 800-547-7433 Substance Dependency Organization
For more LGBTQ+ resources GLAAD has put together an extensive list.