Town of Pelham Public Library: LGBTQ Pride Month Resources

2021-06-05

A library curated listing of education and advocacy groups and projects, as well as books, feature films and documentaries available through the Westchester Library System.

National organizations

Equality Forum http://www.equalityforum.com/ Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentaries, undertakes high impact initiatives and hosts the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit.

THANK YOU https://www.glaad.org/ GLAAD rewrites script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles difficult issues to shape the narrative and spark a dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Lesbian History Archives https://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/ Lesbian History Archives exist to collect, preserve and provide access to archives of lesbian life and activities. It houses the world’s largest collection of material written by and about lesbians and their communities.

Project Trevor https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ Project Trevor is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth under the age of 25.

Local organizations and websites

LGBTQ life Westchester https://www.lgbtlifewestchester.org/ A comprehensive online resource for Westchester’s LGBTQ + community to access local opportunities for support, engagement and connection.

Loft LGBTQ + Community Center https://www.loftgaycenter.org/ Located in White Plains, NY, The Loft aims to advance the cause of inclusion, diversity and pride through education, advocacy and celebration.

NYPL Archives of Sexuality and Gender https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/archives-human-sexuality

Contains 51 digital archival collections exploring LGBTQ history and culture since 1940. Includes three collections held by NYPL: The Mattachine Society of New York Records, 1951-1976; Alliance of Gay Activists, 1970-1983; and ACT UP: The Coalition Against AIDS to Unleash Power.

Forever stone wall https://stonewallforever.org/ Stonewall Forever is a living monument in New York City for 50 years of pride, centered around the site of the historic Stonewall Riots. This online exhibition uses augmented reality. Anyone can contribute to the monument online, as well as watch the documentary Stonewall Forever.

Stonewall National Monument https://www.nps.gov/ston/index.htm The Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village, New York, was the scene of an uprising against police repression that led to a watershed in the struggle for the civil rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people ( LGBT) Americans. Today, the site of the Greenwich Village uprisings is recognized as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) by the National Park Service. The NHL includes the Christopher Park Bar and the streets where the events were held from June 28 to July 3, 1969. The Stonewall Inn is located at 51-53 Christopher Street, New York City, New York and is open to the public.

At the library

Children

Hurricane child by Kheryn Callender | J CAL

i’m jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings | J 306.76 H

Letter to the world from Ivy Aberdeen by Ashley Herring Blake | J BLA

Mom, mom and me [board book] by Lesléa Newman | JP NEW

My diamond life by Jenny Manzer | J MAN

Full of hugs by Fran Manushkin | JP MEN

Stonewall: Building an uprising, a revolution by Rob Sanders | J 323.32 S

Teens

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | YA SAE

Beyond magenta, transgender teens speak out by Susan Kuklin | YA 306,768 K

Kindness chain: stories of kindness and community by Lady Gaga | YA 302 G

Courageous face: a memory by Shaun David Hutchinson | YA BIO CABANE

The Story of Gays and Lesbians for Children: The Century-long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities by Jérôme Pohlen | YA 323.3264 P

Gay alliances: networking with other teens and allies by Kristina Lyn Heitkamp | YA 373,182

The meaning of birds by Jaye Robin Brown | YA BRO

Queer, there and everywhere: 23 people who changed the world by Sarah Prage | YA 306.766 P

Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke | YA 306.76 B

Rethinking normality: a thesis in transition by Katie Rain Hill | AA 306.768H

Adolescents and LGBT Issues by Christine Wilcox | YA 362.7 W

You should see me in a crown by Léa Johnson | YA JOH

Adults

Angels in America: a gay fantasy on national themes by Tony Kushner | 812.5K PT.1; 812.K PT.2

In the dream house by Carmen Maria Machado | 306,874 million

Lot: Stories by Brian Washington | WASHINGTON FIC

Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting an Unconditional Transgender Child by Hillary Whittington | 362.7 W

Sissy: A Gender Story to Come by Jacob Tobia | 305,309 T

Tomorrow will be different: the loss of love and the fight for trans equality by Sarah McBride Ed., preface by Joe Biden | 306.766 million

Movies

Kanopy kicks off Pride Month with a curated collection 20 films that celebrate the diversity and determination of the LGBTQI + community. Included are documentaries like Stonewall Uprising and Political animals which review the early days of Pride and preparations for marriage equality. Feature films as Oscar winner Moonlight, New York Times Critics’ Choice Saturday Church, and Mauritius starring Hugh Grant, showcases the continued heart and humanity of those who choose love despite obstacles. To view the list, visit: https://www.kanopy.com/category/43961?utm


This press release was produced by Pelham Town Public Library. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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