What is Pride Month?
Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the history and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community. It is a time to show support for LGBTQ+ people from all walks of life and for each individual to be proud of who they are and the unique gifts they bring to the world.
June was chosen for Pride Month to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in Greenwich Village, Manhattan in 1969. In the early hours of morning, police raided the Stonewall Inn, one of the last sanctuaries of the gay community. When a lesbian in police custody called onlookers to action, a grassroots movement sparked six days of uprising against the police treatment of the gay community. These riots are seen as the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement.
LGBTQ+ pride has grown louder and more visible in the decades since the Stonewall Riots. More people are showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and sharing their voice with the world.
Pride Month celebrations are held locally, nationally and internationally. Libraries are a place for everyone to feel welcome and the Palm Beach County Library System is proud to support the LGBTQ+ community and demonstrate our commitment to furthering our mission to connect communities, inspire thought and enrich lives.
The Read Pride Month Edition
The Read: Queer Teen Book Discussion
Share a favorite book and hear about others with Compass Community Center for our queer teen book club. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.
Share a favorite book and hear about others with Compass Community Center for our queer teen book club. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)
LGBTQ Book Discussion: "The Chosen and the Beautiful," by Nghi Vo
Copies are available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 10. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.
Copies are available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 10. (60 min.)