LGBTQ+ Pride Month

A June 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan is often considered to be the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States. In June 1999, U.S. President Bill Clinton declared the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising every June as Pride Month in the United States.

Today, people around the world celebrate Pride to honor LGBTQIA people of the past, present and future and to reflect on the global movement that pushes for full and equal rights.


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Library Programming

ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom recently reported the highest number of attempted book bans since data collection began more than 20 years ago. The majority of the challenged books were written by members of the LGBTQIA community and people of color. Now more than ever, it is important to keep LGBTQ programs, books and events visible at the library in whatever capacity you are able. And remember: LGBTQIA programs shouldn't be limited to the month of June!

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