June Is Pride Month

Created by Bob Helmbrecht, collection development librarian

Pride Month takes place every June to celebrate and raise awareness of the LGBTQ community. It is scheduled in June to commemorate the Stonewall uprising in June 1969, when patrons of the Stonewall and others in Greenwich Village fought back against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn. 

You can find a variety of LGBTQ materials in our library catalog, including fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, and graphic novels. Here is a selection of recent titles:

This witty, unique celebration of queer history promises to inspire and empower readers with its wealth of bright stars.

Diversity and inclusion expert Michael Bach breaks down everything you need to know about creating inclusive workplaces for people who don’t fit squarely into the “straight” and “cis” box. 

A moving memoir and urgent call to action for immigration justice by a Nigerian asylee who, after spending months in a US immigration detention center, went on to lead a refugee center in Harlem and become a global gay rights and immigrant rights activist.

Too many popular histories seek to establish heroes, pioneers and martyrs but, as Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller argue, the past is filled with queer people whose sexualities and dastardly deeds have been overlooked.

Inspired by the gothic novel that started the vampire genre and layered with dark Chinese folklore, this queer, feminist murder mystery graphic novel is a tale of identity, obsession and fateful family secrets.

A road map to body acceptance and self-care for queer people of color, “Decolonizing Wellness” is filled with practical eating practices, journal prompts, affirmations, and mindfulness tools.

From National Book Award honored author Edmund White, a wildly hilarious and irreverent novel about a rich older man who falls in love with a young ballerino.

After taking Leon’s body for an accidental joy ride, the ghost introduces himself as Cody, a queer punk rocker who died decades ago. Of course, he doesn’t remember how he wound up dead but the two decide investigating might be the only way to end the haunting.

A graphic memoir exploring the author’s personal and political feelings about his decision to marry his longtime partner when same-sex marriage became legal.

A young, queer Palestinian American woman pieces together her great aunt’s secrets in this sweeping debut, a family saga confronting questions of sexual identity, exile, and lineage.