The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
The Library will be celebrating Pride Month with an event presented by PFLAG Gainesville. PFLAG Gainesville will present a program for teens, families, friends and allies that promotes understanding, wellness and respect for LGBTQ people.This event will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 6-8 pm in the Storywoods Room at Headquarters Library. All are welcome!
PFLAG, formerly known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, is the United States' largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). PFLAG has more than 500 chapters across the United States, with more than 200,000 members and supporters. The organization was started in 1972 by Jeanne Manford, after her son was the victim of a hate crime. President Obama posthumously awarded Ms. Manford the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2012.
There are many titles about LGBTQ culture and history in the library catalog.
The Headquarters Library has Pride Month book displays in the Teen Space, outside the Quiet Reading Room and in the Children's Room. Come visit us!