Read With Pride
During the month of June, the Dimenna-Nyselius Library is celebrating LGBT Pride Month, which commemorates the fight against discrimination and violence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people face. It is a time to take pride in who you are, to celebrate diversity, and to build an accepting community.
In honor of Pride Month, here are some noteworthy LGBT books, movies, and music that can be found in the display on the main level of our library. Click on the title of each resource to check them out below!
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
"Bechdel's graphic memoir is a witty, melancholic and endearing insight into grief, sexuality and a search for happiness." Jess Sutcliffe, The Guardian x
I am J by Cris Beam
"Finally, a book about a transgender teen that gives its central character a life in which gender and transition matter but do not define his existence!" Kirkus Reviews x
Call Me By Your Name directed by Luca Guadagnino
"Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name is a cinematic ravishment of the senses with a strong narrative tethering all the feelings and sensuous surfaces." Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes x
The Watermelon Woman directed by Cheryl Dunye, available on Kanopy
"It’s the combination of past and present—a cinematic stabilization of historical necessity and contemporary lesbian romance—that gives the film its singular identity." Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine x
Hear Us Out : Conversations with Gay Novelists by Richard Canning
"Hear Us Out is going to become, like Richard Canning's previous book of interviews, Gay Fiction Speaks, a standard reference for scholars. That's an appropriately exalted, climate-controlled fate for a wonderful book.... Canning has a wonderful knack for this work." David McConnell, Lambda Book Report via Amazon x
Too Bright by Perfume Genius
"These songs feel less like songs and more like treasures, ones that fill you with power and wisdom, and as a result, Too Bright seems capable of resonating with, comforting, and moving anyone who's ever felt alienated, discriminated against, or "other-ized," regardless of sexual orientation." Brandon Stosuy, Pitchfork x