June 1, 2020 | Devin Cook
What To Watch, Read, or Listen To: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Every year, the month of June honors the historical Stonewall riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June of 1969, often considered a “tipping point” in the gay liberation movement. To celebrate strides made in LGBTQ+ rights and the community, Pride Month was created to increase visibility and decrease stigma, as well as showcase the influence LGBTQ+ individuals have had on our history, nationally and internationally.
Many will miss out on celebrations this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic–from pride parades held across the world, to social gatherings and more. Pride Month is about coming together as a community and celebrating each other. We can still celebrate by exploring LGBTQ+ voices through music, books and movies!
We have created a Pride Month playlist, which has unlimited streaming on Freegal Music!
Here are some fresh reads, available through Hoopla, written by people in the LGBTQ+ community.
The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara
All The Words Unspoken by Serena Kaur
The Anointed by Michael Arditti
Bodies and Barriers by Kate Kendell
Crocuses Hatch From Snow by Jaime Burnet
Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom
Little Fish by Casey Plett
Officer Clemmons by François S. Clemmons
The Scoop by Cat Walker
Seeing Gender by Iris Gottlieb
Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples
We Had No Rules by Corinne Manning
Every third Monday of the month at 6 PM, we hold Rainbow Book Club, a virtual book club that “meets” on Zoom and discusses books by authors in the LGBTQ+ community! This month, we are reading I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom.
Our virtual romance book club, Happily Ever After Book Club, will be discussing any LGBTQ+ romance novels you’ve read! Join us at 7 PM, June 3rd, via Zoom.
Hoopla also has movies and documentaries that feature LGBTQ+ voices, including:
Enjoy these titles created by and for the LGBTQ+ community as we celebrate Pride Month safely from home!