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Pride Month BannerJune is Pride Month where we celebrate the achievements and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community in history, culture, and society.

Pride Month is recognized annually in commemoration of the June 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, a series of events between LGBTQ+ protestors and police following a police raid of the gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. The uprising became a turning point for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement because it put a national spotlight on the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. Today, Pride Month is celebrated across the United States and around the world with parades, marches, festivals, and other events.

Throughout the month and all year long, learn something new about the LGBTQ+ community and events that shaped history through our library resources.

Events

Crafts for All

When: Tue, June 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Main Library
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Exhibit

50 Years: The Stonewall Uprising

Where: Main Library
Throughout Pride Month, explore the “50 Years: The Stonewall Uprising” exhibit on display at the Main Library. The June 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village are generally cited as the starting point of the LGBTQ rights movement, but the facts are considerably more nuanced and even disputed. This exhibit from the Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library examines the who, what, and where of those June nights to understand why the Stonewall riots became the catalytic movement in the effort to secure equal rights for LGBTQ Americans.

Library Resources

Learn about the Stonewall Uprising.

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