LGBT Pride Month is celebrated annually in June. The first Pride Parade was held in 1970 to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a watershed moment in the history of LGBT people in the United States. Today, gatherings for LGBT Pride Month include art, music, lectures, discussions, and more. These events acknowledge the impact of LGBT individuals and groups on our communities and recognize the work that remains to achieve full equality.
San Diego’s Pride celebrations are held in July. This year’s Pride Parade theme, Justice with Joy, emphasizes the twin aims of Pride: striving toward equality while celebrating community. In support of these goals, the San Diego County Library will be marching in this year’s Pride Parade on Saturday, July 16.
To learn more about the history of Pride and the historical and present-day contributions of LGBTQ people, visit the Library of Congress Pride Portal. To read more about San Diego Pride, visit the SD Pride 2022 website. To learn more about LGBTQ+ programs and services at the San Diego County Library, visit the library’s LGBTQ+ page. And for your next great Pride read, check out the library’s Libby booklist of fiction and nonfiction for all ages.