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June 2021 - What's Happening @ LWLC: LGBT Pride Month

LGBT Pride Month

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the June 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movemement in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.

Some pages in the Library's collection of electronic resources that look at various points-of-view regarding LGBT topics include:

5 Key Findings about LGBT Americans - 2017 article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends. Per changes in perceptions toward LGBT Americans, 5 key aspects of the US LGBT community are examined.

Born Gay? Origins of Sexual Orientation - Resource guide in

Gay Marriage - Resource guide in

The Global Divide in Homosexuality Persists - 2020 Pew Research Center article.

LGBT in Changing Times - Article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends. Includes surveys and reports related to attitudes on sexual orientation and identity.

LGBT Voices: the Coming Out Experience - 2013 article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends.


Additonal Resources

Central Alabama Pride - Working to promote pride within and understanding between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and all other communities in central Alabama through education, public forums, and social activities. 

Colors River Region - Non-profit organization to support LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in the River Region with activities, environments and oportunities.

Human Rights Campaign -  A national organization working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health - Center for Disease Control resource website.

Library of Congress LGBT Pride Month collection includes the papers and contributions of Truman Capote, Audre Lorde, Margaret Meade, Kay Ryan, Walt Whiteman, Frank Kameny, and Bayard Rustin. 

StoryCorps - LGBT Collection includes recordings and blog posts from members of the LGBT community. 

Text: RA, NF

Books & eBooks

Here are some books and e-books accessible to ASU patrons that discuss LGBT subjects.

Text & selections: NF

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