Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

Pride month image of rainbow

Each June, the library celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities by highlighting resources in our collection.  We have recently added several new DVDs and books at Main Campus Library! 

Explore the library’s guide to LGBTQ resources for fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, ebooks, DVDs, streaming video, and recommended websites. 

Last week Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed June as LGBTQ Pride Month in North Carolina. The month of June was chosen to commemorate the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York, June 28, 1969, which is viewed as the beginning of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. The proclamation says “the state of North Carolina will continue to advocate for statewide protections for all LGBTQ individuals to make our state a place where all people – regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression – are treated with dignity and respect.”

Celebrate Pride Month @ Your Library

Durham Tech Library is celebrating the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community this month.  We have a display of books on the lower level of the library.

Pride book logo

Image from www.dclibrary.org

Explore the library’s guide to LGBTQ resources for books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming video, and recommended websites: http://durhamtech.libguides.com/LGBTQ

Pick up a bookmark at the reference desk to join the celebration!

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month

October is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning History Month.  Explore the library’s resources featured below!

Stripes in a variety of colors are in the background. Title says, "A Positive View of LGBTQ"
HQ 73 .R54 2012

Title says "A Queer History of the United States." Several historical photographs line the top and bottom.

HQ 76.3 .U5 B696 2011

Title says "Queer (In)Justice" against a gray background.

KF 4754.5 .M64 2011

Other selected titles:

Becoming Visible : an illustrated history of lesbian and gay life in twentieth-century America      HQ 75.16 .U6 M37 1998

Gay Rights Activists    HQ 76.8 .U5 B86 2005

Hear Us Out! : lesbian and gay stories of struggle, progress and hope, 1950 to the present        HQ 76.8 .U5 G357 2007

Making History : the struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights, 1945-1990 : an oral history    HQ76.8 .U5 M36 1993

The Right to Be Out : sexual orientation and gender identity in America’s public schools      LC 212.92 .B52 2010

The Right to Be Parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood      KF 540 .B35 2012

Stonewall Uprising (American Experience) [DVD]       HQ 76.8 .U6 S76 2011

Word is Out [DVD]    HQ 76.3 .U5 W673 2010

Search the online catalog for additional materials.