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June 2023 - 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.

While there is no consensus on the correct acronym, LGBT is the most common. Another common one is LGBTQ with the Q meaning "Questioning","Queer", or both.

Some pages in the LWLC's collection of electronic resources that look at various points-of-view regarding LGBT topics (along with sources outside the LWLC) 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.

61% of Americans Say Same-Sex Marriage is Good for Society - 2022 article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends.

82 Interesting LGBT Facts - List via Fact Retriever.

Americans’ Complex Views on Gender Identity and Transgender Issues - 2022 article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends.

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.

Additonal Organizations / 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.

Equaldex - Collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement on an international scale. Link goes to the LGBT Equality Index. Additional pages include issues, timeline of LGBT rights, and public opinion surveys. 

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. 

Montgomery Pride United - Resources and support services for the LGBTQ+ community in Montgomery and beyond.

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

Books & E-Books

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

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