June is Pride Month

Events at the Library

LGBTQ+ Events

Rainbow Reads, part of a series

An LGBTQ+ and allies book group. Every 4th Wednesdays!

Important LGBTQ+ Dates

Remember these dates throughout the month of June for Pride Month.

June 5: HIV Long-Term Survivors Day
Celebrates and honors long-term survivors of the epidemic and raises awareness of their needs, issues, and journeys.

June 12: Pulse Remembrance Day
Remembering the lives lost during the 2016 massacre in Orlando, Florida.

June 27: National HIV Testing Day
Encourages people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.

June 28: The Stonewall Riots Anniversary
Kicked off the modern LGBTQIA+ movement and recognizes the LGBTQIA+ uprising outside New York City’s Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in 1968.

June 30 : Queer Youth Day
Proclaims a simple message to youth: Take pride in all of who you are, including your gender identity, sexuality, and ethnicity.

Booklists for Adults

Pride Month History

Browse library databases and other online documents to learn about Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History.

LGBTQ+ Resources from the Library of Congress

A list of curated resources from the arts and sciences, to civil right and government subjects.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month through the National Archives

The National Archives holds extensive records created or received by the U.S. Government on issues of sexual identity and rights.

Making Gay History: A Podcast

Bringing the voices of LGBTQ+ history to life through intimate conversations with champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.

Pride History on Brittanica

Britannica's History of Pride

Learn more about Gay Pride through this article on Britannica Library. Use your library card to log in and start reading.

For Children & Teens

GAR: Pride

Grow a Reader Special: Pride

Jun 25th | 9:30am - 10:00am
Stories, songs, and activities. All ages with a caregiver.

LGBTQ+ Book Group for Grades 6-12

LGBTQ+ Teen Book Group, part of a series

Grade 6-12. In partnership with Fredericksburg Pride. New members welcome!

Teen Pride Booklist

It's Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+/Pride Month! Celebrate with these picture and chapter books. Appropriate ages are noted in the descriptions.

Teen Pride Booklist

LGBTQ+ Fiction for Teens

Titles that convey meaningful stories of LGBTQ+ teens.
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