It’s Pride Month! June is the month in which Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots that took place in Manhattan. The riot that began with a police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969 is often cited as the beginning of the gay rights movement. More information and resources can be found at the Library of Congress Pride month webpage.

In 1970, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association was founded as the Task Force on Gay Liberation and was the USA’s first LGBT professional organization. For more information on the history of the roundtable, check out their timeline. Each year, the GLBTRT grants awards. The longest standing book award is the Stonewall Book Award. These are presented to honor exceptional merit relating to GLBT experience. Last year’s award recipients can be found on the Stonewall Book Awards List webpage.  

If you're interested in learning more, please check out some of the resources below. The Library also has materials for you to check out and read at home. For more privacy, place holds online and use our self check-out stations. Remember, you belong at your library.

Q Youth Resources: http://qyouthresources.org/

Kitsap Pride Network: http://kitsappride.org/

The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Planned Parenthood, “All about being LGBTQ”: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens/lgbtq

Advocates for Youth: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/lgbtq-issues-home

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): https://www.glsen.org/

PFLAG: https://www.pflag.org/needsupport

Trans Lifeline: http://www.translifeline.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Trans Teens Online Talk Group: http://www.glbthotline.org/transteens.html

GLBT National Help Center: https://www.volunteerlogin.org/chat/index.html

 

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