Every June, Gay Pride is celebrated in many parts of the world to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, to recognize and raise awareness about the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have had on history, and to acknowledge the challenges they still face today.
With that in mind, here at the American Library, we’ve curated a display of essential reading for this Pride Month, including fiction, memoir, graphic novels, and nonfiction covering a range of topics relating to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Visit our Members’ Lounge this June to find a selection of titles to suit every taste.
Real Lifeby Brandon Taylor, a novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town. Available to borrow on Libby.
Ordinary Girls: A Memoir by Jaquira Díaz, about the author’s challenging girlhood and triumphant coming of age. Available to borrow on Libby.
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All of the books mentioned in this blog, and many more books relating to LGBTQIA+ topics, are available to check out or to reserve. Speak to our Member Services team for help finding any of these.
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