The month of June is the month for Pride as it is the month that the Stonewall riots took place in 1969 and demonstrated a change in the social winds for LGBTQ people to become less marginalized and more accepted. For those of you who are not familiar with the riots, they happened on June 29th in New York as the police were invading the Stonewall Inn, the drag queens were chuffed at this transgression and began to fight back. This story if very well told in the book "Stonewall" by Martin Duberman as well as the film of the same name based on the book.
and the trailer for the movie . . .
For the month of June we celebrate difference, respect and the individual. This book and film are just an example of the berth of materials that the library has, not only on LGBTQ culture but on many others as well.