June is LGBT Pride Month, and even though we’re almost halfway through the month, there are still plenty of ways you can show your pride.
For a listing of events happening in and around Chicago, you can visit the official Chicago Pride Parade website. Under the events tab you will find something going on almost every night of the week leading up to the Parade on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
If going out on the town isn’t really your thing, you might want to read one or two of the 2013 Lambda Literary Award winners. You might not find these on the shelf here in the library, but you can always use interlibary loan to request a copy.
This is also a great time to take a look at organizations that are part of the LGBT community:
Windy City Times is a local media outlet providing national and local coverage of LGBT issues.
Center on Halsted is a community center whose mission is to advance community and secure the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.