Celebrate Pride Month 2024

In June 2000 President Bill Clinton officially designated June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, which was later renamed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month by President Barack Obama in 2009. June was the natural fit for Pride Month due to celebrations held across the United States in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969. Across the world, Pride Month celebrates the history, society, and culture of LGBTQIA+ rights.

Pride celebrations from coast to coast are choosing themes of love and unity. The famous NYC pride parade chose the theme of "Reflect. Empower. Unite." while Los Angeles is embracing the phrase "Power in Pride."

The gay rights movement goes back to the early 1900s with the creation of organizations like the Society for Human Rights founded in the 1920s. After WWII, groups like the Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis published newsletters and later protested discrimination against gays and lesbians. Although there were Civil Rights improvements during the 1960s, those rights were largely denied to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.  

Check out our Pride collection! Stop in to browse our stacks or explore these digital items, available 24/7:


read beyond the binary with lgbtquia+ reads


lgbtq+ pride hoopla


films for pride month




Learn more about Pride Month with these local and national organizations:

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