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Pride Month: Home

A guide to online materials about the history of Pride and celebrating LGBTQ+ voices.

Books

Title details for Good Enough to Eat by Alison Grey - Available

Good Enough to Eat by Alison Grey (2015)

A vampire looking to end her blood addiction meets another woman at an AA meeting and the two navigating their attraction and addictions. (E-Books)

Title details for Here for It by R. Eric Thomas - Wait list

Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas (2020)

A set of essays forming a memoir of Thomas's life as he looks for an answer to the question: "Is the future worth it?" (E-Books)

Title details for Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett - Available

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett (2019)

A woman steps up to manage her deceased father's taxidermy shop and deals with her mother sneaking in to make provocative animal art, her brother withdrawing, and his wife -- the one person she's ever been in love with -- walking out. (E-Books)

Title details for Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston - Available

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (2019)

After an altercation, America's First Son and the Prince of Wales fake a truce and friendship as damage control, but find themselves falling for each other. (E-Books)

Title details for XOXY by Kimberly M. Zieselman - Available

XOXY: A Memoir by Kimberly M. Zieselman (2020)

This memoir is written by a woman who discovered that she was born intersex (a person born with a reproductive/sexual anatomy that can't be clearly defined as male or female) and her journey to self-acceptance, as well as her beginning to fight for intersex rights. (E-Books)

Title details for We Are Everywhere by Matthew Riemer - Available

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown (2019)

This nonfiction book records the history of queer activism starting from the 19th century with extensive research and photographs. (E-Books)

Movies

(A)sexual

(A)sexual: Directed by Angela Tucker (2011)

This documentary follows several people who identify as asexual (someone who doesn't feel sexual attraction towards anyone) struggling to define what that means in a sex-obsessed culture. (Hoopla)

After Stonewall

After Stonewall: Directed by John Scagliotti, Janet Baus, and Dan Hunt (2004)

The sequel to Before Stonewall, a documentary about the Stonewall riots and the history of LGBTQ+ life up until the end of the 20th century. (Hoopla)

Before Stonewall

Before Stonewall: Directed by Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenburg (2004)

A documentary exploring the public and private lives of gay and lesbian individuals starting from the 1920s leading up to the Stonewall riots. (Hoopla)

But I'M A Cheerleader

But I'M a Cheerleader: Directed by Jamie Babbit (2000)

A high school cheerleader whose parents suspect is a lesbian gets sent to a conversion camp, instead discovering her sexuality and rebelling against the counselors. (Hoopla)

Check It

Check It: Directed by Dana Flor (2017)

A group of black gay and transgender youths band together as a gang in one of Washington D.C.'s most violent neighborhoods; years later, their leaders band together to break free of the cycle they've grown up in by creating their own fashion label. (Hoopla)

Tangerine

Tangerine: Directed by Sean Baker (2015)

A transgender sex worker discovers that her pimp boyfriend might have cheated on her while she was in prison and sets out with her friend to get to the bottom of the rumors. (Hoopla)

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The Wedding Banquet: Directed by Ang Lee (1993)

A Chinese Yuppie enters a marriage of convenience so that his parents won't learn that he's gay, but his plan backfires when his parents insist on coming to New York from Taiwan to attend the wedding. (Hoopla)

 

Sam Beringer