LGBT Pride Month

Happy Pride from the San Diego County Library! LGBT Pride Month is celebrated annually in June. The first Pride marches were held in 1970 in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles on the one-year anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. San Diego followed soon after, with the city’s first organized Pride march held downtown in 1974. From the Two-Spirit and Third-Gender Indigenous Californians who have called San Diego home since time immemorial; to the lesbian and gay servicemembers who found community here during and after World War II; to our transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming neighbors who embody the spirit of Pride, LGBTQ+ people and stories have a long past and present of joy, struggle, and togetherness in San Diego County.

San Diego’s Pride celebrations are held in July. This year’s Pride Parade theme, Thrive!, highlights the resilience of LGBTQ+ people and the labor and joy of building communities where all can thrive. In support of these aims, the San Diego County Library will march in this year’s Pride Parade on Saturday, July 15. SDCL will also be present at the Pride Festival’s Lit Café on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, hosting activities for all ages alongside the San Diego Public Library. To read more about San Diego Pride, visit the SD Pride 2023 website.

This June and all year round, read, learn, and create with pride, because you belong at your library.

Happy Pride!