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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 2022

Celebrate Pride Month in Chicago

Chicago Pride Parade and Festivals

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)

Equally Wed by Kirsten Ott Palladino (available as an eBook)  

Gender Queer:  A Memoir  by Maia Kobabe (available in print)

Glitter Up the Dark:  How Pop Music Broke the Binary by Sasha Geffen (available in print)  

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) 

It’s Not Over:  Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality by Michelangelo Signorile (available as an eBook)  

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

Logical Family:  A Memoir by Armistead Maupin (available in print)  

My Sister:  How One Sibling’s Transition Changed Us Both by Selnis Leyva (available in print)

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 Warrior by Gilbert Baker (available in print)  

Soldier of Change:  From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement by Stephen Snyder-Hill (available as an eBook and 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) 

Tomorrow Will be Different by Sarah McBride (available in print)  

A Wild and Precious Life:  A Memoir by Edie Windsor (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




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