Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

Did you know that June is when diversity and civil liberties for all is celebrated across the country? Here’s a short history of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. 

Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

The Brown Library has many books and resources by and about the LGBT community, including:

  • Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina. Circulating collection, call number PS3551.L453 B37 1993
  • Maupin, Armistead. Tales of the CIty. Circulating collection, call number PS3563.A878 T34 1994
  • Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. Circulating collection, call number PR6073.I558 O7 1987
  • Vidal, Gore. The Essential Gore Vidal. Circulating collection, call number PS3543.I26 A6 1999
  • Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle. Circulating collection, call number PS3552.R698 R8 1988
  • Duncan, Robert. The Opening of the Field. Circulating collection, call number PS3507.U629O6
  • Morris, Jan. Journeys. Circulating collection, call number G465.M66 1984
  • Fuss, Diana (editor). Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories. Circulating collection, call number HQ76.25.I58 1991
  • Jost, Kenneth. Gays on Campus [electronic resource]. Internet—Books—Online Access. CQresearcher.com    

LOCAL EVENTS around town which commemorate Pride Month and/or celebrate the LGBT community:

  • June 14th, 2008–Roanoke’s Annual Pride Pageants, hosted by the historic Hotel Roanoke
  • September 19th-21st, 2008–19th Annual Pride in the Park, Elmwood Park

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