June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month! Although officially established in 1999, June has historically been an opportunity to remember the Stonewall Riots (June 28, 1969) and celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community. The Library of Congress has put together a resource for exploring the stories and voices that have contributed to the LGBTQ rights movement. You’ll also find great Pride Month readings at the online encyclopedia GLBTQ.com
Chicago will be celebrating its 43rd annual Pride Weekend June 22-24, culminating in the Pride Parade on Sunday. The Windy City Media Group has listings for events happening this weekend. They also compile a thorough list of community resources that is worth bookmarking for future use.
If you are looking for more information about LGBTQ issues or just want to celebrate Pride on your couch, these are some great books and DVDs you can check out from the library:
Out & proud in Chicago [videorecording]
Gay and lesbian rights in the United States : a documentary history / edited by Walter L. Williams and Yolanda Retter
Fabulous! [videorecording] : the story of queer cinema
Transgender warriors : making history from Joan of Arc to RuPaul / Leslie Feinberg
Finding out : an introduction to LGBT studies / Deborah T. Meem, Michelle A. Gibson, Jonathan F. Alexander
Please Ask a Librarian if you have further questions or need additional resources.