LGBTQ #PrideMonth

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. This year is the 50th anniversary of #PrideMonth (first event was a march held on June 28, 1970) to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Pride Month honors the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in our local communities, nationally, and worldwide.

Typically we would have a physical display of books in the Library this month but since we are currently closed we would like to share a resource list. We connected with the co-presidents of Fairfield Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and they shared a list of books and media that their club members have compiled over time. Great idea we must say! In addition, we have added a list of links to various reading lists and organizations.

Recommendations from Fairfield Gender & Sexuality Alliance

Books

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe- Benjamin Alire Saenz

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous- Ocean Vuong

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Zami: A New Spelling of my Name- Audre Lorde

Fun Home: a family tragicomic by Allison Bechdel (Graphic Novel)

Giovanni’s Room- James Baldwin

Memory Mambo- Achy Obejas

Call Me By Your Name- Andre Aciman

The Raven Boys- Maggie Stiefvater

If We Were Villains- ML Rio

The Song of Achilles- Madeline Miller

Autobiography of Red- Anne Carson

History Based TV/Movies:

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When We Rise (TV)

Pose (TV)

Pride (Movie)

Milk (Movie)

Paris is Burning (Documentary)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary)

A Secret Love (Documentary)

Other Must-See TV/Movies:

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Moonlight (Movie)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Movie)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Movie)

Boy Erased (Movie)

The Half of It (Movie)

Carol (Movie)

Love, Simon (Movie)

RENT (Movie)

Tangerine (Movie)

Euphoria (TV)

Sense8 (TV)

Schitt’s Creek (TV)

Work In Progress (TV)

One Day at a Time (TV)

Killing Eve (TV)

Eyewitness (TV)

Atypical (TV)

Feel Good (TV)

I Am Not Okay With This (TV)

The OA (TV)

GLOW (TV)

Musicians:

links to Spotify

MUNA

Hayley Kiyoko

Keiynan Lonsdale

Janelle Monáe

King Princess

Sam Smith

Mitski

Frank Ocean

Troye Sivan

girl in red

Ben Platt

Phoebe Bridgers

Other Content:

King Falls AM (Fiction Podcast)

The Bright Sessions (Fiction Podcast)

Within the Wires (Fiction Podcast)

Alice Isn’t Dead (Fiction Podcast)

The Strange Case of Starship Iris (Fiction Podcast)

Check Please! (Web Comic)

Indoor Boys (Web Series)


Campus & Library Resources

Reading Lists

Terms, History, & Resources

  • Glossary of Terms Helpful vocabulary from the Human Rights Campaign "to help give people the words and meanings to help make conversations easier and more comfortable."
  • GLBTQ: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Encyclopedia Online encyclopedia which provides good coverage of popular culture topics.
  • LGBTQ+ Studies: A Resource Guide Created by the Library of Congress and serves as an introduction into their collection of LGBTQ resources.
  • OutHistory.org Tells stories about the queer past, about people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. It includes bibliographies, oral histories, documents, and timelines.
  • Digital Transgender Archive Increases the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.
  • People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History Includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and [soon] images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world.
  • Mapping LGBT History in NYC An interactive map that aims to give context and broaden people’s knowledge of LGBT history beyond Stonewall and to place that history in a geographical context. The map features sites that are important to LGBT history as well as those that illustrate the community’s influence on America.

Organizations

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