Celebrate Pride: Read Black Authors

Pride this year is happening during a time of protest and a time we are using to educate ourselves about systematic racism and injustice in America. There are lots of library resources you can use to honor Pride as a time of activism. You can use our Biography resources to research the life of Marsha P. Johnson. You can watch documentaries like The Same Difference and The New Black using Kanopy and your library card. You can explore our Social Issues resources to gain an understanding of new terms or news items you'd like to learn more about. Pride is an annual commemoration of New York City's Stonewall Riots, which you can use the Article Search in our History resources to learn more about.

These are just a few ways learn more. After all that research, if you're looking for a celebration then San Francisco Pride has you covered! They are going to have an online celebration and rally on June 27th and June 28th, 2020. For more details, visit their website here. You can check out Silicon Valley Pride's celebration later in the year; check their website, opens a new window for updates.

And of course, a library Pride blog post wouldn't be complete without book recommendations! Here are a few titles you can read to celebrate this Pride:

Looking for more? Here is a list of LGBTQ+ Fiction by Black authors. In this moment as we celebrate and stand with the LGBTQ+ community, it is important to also say that Black lives matter. Black trans lives matter. And even when Pride is over, the library will be here championing the stories of Black LGBTQ+ authors.