It’s Pride Month! This year marks 51 years since LGBTQ Pride Month was first celebrated in June 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Police raids on the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York in 1969 sparked a movement for LGBTQ rights that persists today. Read about Stonewall, or browse the resources below to join us in celebrating Pride!
LGBTQ Books, Art, and Culture
- Library books and movies with queer themes
- 20 of the Most Important LGBTQ Books from Insider Magazine
- Pride Month from the Smithsonian: Online Pride Month events and exhibits, including Drag Queen Story Time, indigenous pride, LGBTQ designers, and more
- Pride Month at the Library of Congress: Poetry readings by LGBTQ writers, LGBTQ history dating back to the middle ages, a conversation with the “Queer Eye” cast
- Hoosier LGBTQ History: Includes primary source documents like photos of Gloria Frankel (the first South Bend LGBTQ bar owner), issues of a 1990s LGBTQ Mishawaka newsletter, and a South Bend Equality Press Release from 2006 documenting discrimination against LGBTQ community.
- GLBT Historical Society Online Exhibitions: exhibits on AIDS activism, LGBTQ artists, Angela Davis, and more
- Amending America: LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights: Documents showing early American LGBTQ people asserting and being denied their rights – a 1778 gay soldier who was banished for his sexuality, an 1829 transgender man sent to an insane asylum, etc.
- A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021 from the Briefing Room of the White House
- LGBT Youth Resources: Includes info for parents and teachers to provide support for kids to explore their gender identities and sexual orientations
- LGBT Health from the CDC: health issues and statistics specifically focused on LGBT groups
- Human Rights Campaign: Tools for equality and inclusion