LGBT Pride Month

LGBT Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

Here are some books you can find in the library about LGBT related topics and stories with related themes. For more titles about LGBT, please visit the adult non-fiction section under 306. We also have similar books in our Children’s Department and our Teen collection. For more information about LGBT Pride Month, you can visit http://www.adl.org.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children – Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl’s body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents all while trying to come out as transgender.

Binge – Tyler Oakley
The prominent LGBTQ YouTube social rights advocate presents a first collection of essays, written in his signature witty and uproarious style, that reveal such mishaps as a Cheesecake Factory meltdown, a fashion stand-off with the White House Secret Service, and an embarrassing car crash.

Coming Around – Anne Dohrenwend
A resource for understanding and coming to terms with a child’s sexual orientation and maintaining a dialogue between parent and child.

Hunger – Roxanne Gay
Gay addresses the experience of living in a body that she calls ‘wildly undisciplined.’ She casts an insightful and critical eye over her childhood, teens, and twenties and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

Juliet Takes a Breath – Gabby Rivera
Juliet is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing.

Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens – Kathy Belge
A humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBT teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBT social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and rise up against bigotry and homophobia.

Speaking Out – Steve Berman
Stories of overcoming adversity and experiencing life after coming out.

Stonewall – Ann Bausum
A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights.

The Gay Revolution – Lillian Faderman
A chronicle of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights draws on interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists and members of the LGBT community to document the cause’s struggles since the 1950s.

This Book is Gay – Juno Dawson
This candid and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it’s like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums.

-Claire

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