History of LGBTQIA+ Month


June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride month! Join us in celebrating the extraordinary contributions of our LGBTQ community by learning more about LGBT history, stories, and role models.

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is celebrated in the month of June to commemorate the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City which historians often use to mark the beginning of the LGBT movement.  LGBTQIA+ History Month is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day celebrated on October 11. To find out more about the LGBT movement past and present, check out the resources using the tabs on the left. 

For more information about LGBTQIA+ Pride month, visit: https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/

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We at the Palos Verdes Library District are committed to providing support and a safe space for all members of our community.  To make sure our staff are knowledgeable, in 2017 we offered in-house Safe Zone training based off of The Safe Zone Project curriculum which offer opportunities for staff to learn about gender and LGBTQIA identities.  For more information on The Safe Zone Project, visit: http://thesafezoneproject.com/

 

Read

Kids
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Teens

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Adults
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (Book, Hoopla eAudio excerpt read by James Baldwin)
  • David Bowie made me gay : 100 years of LGBT music by Darryl W. Bullock (BookHoopla eBook)
  • Stand by Me by Jim Downs (Book)
  • Growing Up Gay: A Literary Anthology (Book)
  • Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (Book, Hoopla eBook)
  • Living Out Islam: Voices of gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims by Scott Alan Kugle (Book)
  • Zami, a New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde (Book)
  • Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta (Book, Hoopla eBook)
  • Disasterama! : Adventures in the queer underground 1977 to 1997 by Alvin Orloff (Book, Hoopla eBook)
  • The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ politicians changed the world by Andrew Reynolds (Book)
  • Stonewall Reader (Book)
  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Book, Overdrive eBook)

For more titles for Adults, click here

Watch

  • Angels in America (2004) (DVD)
  • Call Me By Your Name (2018) (DVD)
  • Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) (DVD)
  • Love, Simon (2018) (DVD)
  • Moonlight (2017) (DVD, Kanopy)
  • Pariah (2011) (DVD)
  • Saving Face (2005) (DVD)

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Check out Kanopy's 2021 curated Pride Month film list, click here

Listen

Podcasts
For Music CDs, click here

Photo of Brazilian man with text "Places to Visit"

3600 N. Mission Rd. 
Los Angeles 90031
(213) 485-5572

 

List of LGBTQ historic landmarks and hidden gems exploring the history of the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles

 

2355 Cove Ave. 
Los Angeles 90039

 

909 West Adams Blvd. 
Los Angeles 90007
(213) 740-9145

 

626 N. Robertson Blvd. 
West Hollywood 90069
(213) 741-0094

 

1125 N. McCadden Place 
Los Angeles 90038
(323) 860-7302

 

1727 N. Spring St. 
Los Angeles 90012