Celebrate with PRIDE @SCCLD

In June 1970, LGBTQIA+ Pride Month was celebrated for the first time, stemming from the significant events of the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969. This pivotal moment in gay liberation history began after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City.

Today, across the United States, LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June is crucial for raising awareness and promoting equality for the LGBTQIA+ community. The diverse culture and history of LGBTQIA+ people are celebrated with colorful parades, drag shows, live music, and educational programs. Pride commemorates the struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA+ individuals, fostering a sense of solidarity and visibility. Educational programs highlight the ongoing fight against discrimination and advocate for acceptance and inclusion in all aspects of society. Pride Month is not only a celebration but a powerful reminder of the importance of love, acceptance, and unity.

Let’s join together this June to celebrate diversity, spread love, and stand proud!

Celebrate your PRIDE this month by joining the Santa Clara County Library District at upcoming PRIDE events all month long!

Want to learn more about the history of PRIDE or how to become an ally? Check out these titles at your local library:

Celebrate with PRIDE @SCCLD


Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource- a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender and gender expansive authors.

After Stonewall, the sequel to Before Stonewall, chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since them.

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