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Pride MonthPRIDE

What is Pride Month?  

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. (Library of Congress)

Celebrate Pride Month 

Celebrate Pride Month in Chicago

International LGBTQ+/Gay Pride Calendar   International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association




Civil Rights Movements:  Past and Present edited by Michael J. O’Neal (available in print)

I Am Ace: Advice on Living Your Best Asexual Life by Cody Daigle-Orian

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall by James Polchin (available in print)  

Inside the LGBTQ+ Movement by Jennifer Lombardo (available in print) 

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples by Frederick Hertz (available in print)   

The LGBTQ History Book

Queer:  A Graphic History by Meg John Barker (available in print)   

The Queer Advantage:  Conversations With LGBTQ+ Leaders On the Power of Identity by Andrew Gelwicks (available in print)

The Queer Bible:  Essays edited by Jack Guinness (available in print)   

Rainbow Parenting: Your Guide to Raising Queer Kids and Their Allies by Lindz Amer

Rainbow Warrior by Gilbert Baker (available in print)  

Tinderbox:  The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler (available in print) 






American Civil Liberties Union   

Center for American Progress

COLAGE  Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere

GLAAD  Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

GLSEN  Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Human Rights Campaign   

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association 

Lambda Legal 

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National LGBTQ Task Force  

PFLAG Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Plainfield Pride 

Pride Foundation

The Trevor Project

The Williams Institute