The New York Public Library is commemorating Pride Month throughout June with a slate of online programming, research resources, and reading recommendations that amplify LGBTQ+ voices, history, and experiences.
Programming highlights includes:
- 6/10 | 7 PM: Queer Love in Color: Jamal Jordan with Blair Imani: Photojournalist and former New York Times multimedia journalist Jamal Jordan shares his photographic celebration of the love and relationships of queer people of color in this event presented by LIVE from NYPL.
- 6/14 | 5:30 PM: TeenLIVE Author Talks: Chella Man and Adam Eli: Authors and activists Chella Man and Adam Eli discuss their books Continuum and The New Queer Consciousness, both published as part of the Pocket Change Collective, a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists.
- 6/21 | 7 PM: Let the Record Show: Sarah Schulman with Kwame Anthony Appiah: Sarah Schulman, author of Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987–1993, discusses her comprehensive history of the organization and its role in American AIDS activism with writer and philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah in this event presented by LIVE from NYPL.
Information on the myriad additional virtual events happening for adults, kids, and teens across the Library system (which serves the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, but is accessible to all virtually) can be found at https://www.nypl.org/events/pride.
The Library has multiple reading recommendation lists curated by our expert librarians to help guide, inform, and entertain New Yorkers, including a brand new collection of lists for Pride: Staff Picks: Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Reads (available for Adults, Teens, and Kids). Additional lists include:
- New Pride Reads for Adults
- LGBTQ Reads for Young Adults
- Libros infantiles y juveniles: voces transgénero, no binarias y de género disconforme
- Early Literacy Recommendations
- Stonewall and the History of LGBTQ Activism
- Classic Memoirs
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books with LGBTQ+ Characters
- Historical Fiction, 20 Years Before Stonewall
- LGBTQ+ Manga
Through our extensive collections, the Library offers essential perspectives on pivotal moments in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights, including the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Patrons can explore our Digital Collections, go deeper with our special Research Guides, and discover more about the extraordinary work of LGBTQ+ activists through the years. Research resources include:
- Stonewall 50 Research Guide
- Black LGBTQ Studies Research Guide
- Archives of Sexuality and Gender
- Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen Gay History Papers and Photographs
- Photographs by Diana Davies
- Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers by Robert Giard
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