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LGBT Pride Month

LGBTQ Pride Month: June

LGBT Pride Parade 2016 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month (LGBTQ) is observed in June to recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. It's celebrated in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York City. Learn more about LGBT Pride Month from the Library of Congress.

Photo on right: LA CountyLibrary staff marching in the 2016 Los Angeles Pride Parade. Look for us in the June 10, 2018 LA Pride parade! #JustBe

LGBT Collection at the West Hollywood Library

West Hollywood LibraryOur West Hollywood Library holds our LGBT Collection.

Everyone is welcome to visit the second floor of the West Hollywood Library to browse this special collection, which includes classic and contemporary LGBT fiction and nonfiction.

Check out these lists of LGBT Collection Highlights for 2018, 2017, and 2016.

The Lambda Literary Book Club meets monthly at the West Hollywood Library - call or visit for details.

Browse the LGBT titles in our online catalog here. Most materials can be sent to other County of Los Angeles Public Libraries by placing holds.

Booklists & More

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with these books reflecting the LGBTQ experience.

Digital Magazines: Read your favorite magazines free with a library card. We offer over 100 titles, including The Advocate and Out.

Research: Explore archival documents that present important aspects of LGBTQ life in Archives of Sexuality and Gender.

Upcoming Events

Date Event

Wednesday, June 20,
2:00 PM

Compton Library

LGBT Pride Month: Painted Notebook with Hand Lettering Art Activity
notebookUsing an otherwise ordinary blank notebook, you can make a fabulous cover when decorated with a written word and serene watercolor painting.
 
Teens ages 11-17

Wednesday, June 20,
2:00 PM

La Mirada Library

Teen Movie: Freak Show

filmCelebrate PRIDE at La Mirada Library! Join us for a screening of Freak Show, starring Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb and Bette Midler.

Synopsis:

A witty, fascinating teen boy named Billy Bloom runs for homecoming queen against a snobby popular girl. 
 
Rated NR: Not Rated
 
Parents, please be aware that refreshments will be served at this program. A list of ingredients will be available. 
 
For teens in grades 6-12.

Wednesday, June 20,
3:00 PM

Diamond Bar Library

Love is Love: Rainbow Painting
In celebration of Pride Month, make a painting using the colors of the rainbow. All supplies will be provided, while they last.
 
Teens ages 10-17 years old.

Wednesday, June 20,
5:00 PM

La Mirada Library

Film Screening: The Imitation Game

filmCelebrate PRIDE at La Mirada Library! Join us for a screening of The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

Synopsis:

Biopic of Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician and computer scientist who helped the Allies secure victory in World War II by cracking the German Enigma code, and who was later prosecuted as a homosexual by his own government.

Rated PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned, some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

This film is for adults 18+. 

Wednesday, June 20,
6:30 PM

East Los Angeles Library

Nuestras Historias: Panel Intergeneracional de LGBTQ

Generaciones en Accion presenta un panel que hablará de la diversidad, retos, logros y la historia de la comunidad INTERGENERACIONAL Inmigrante  LGBTQ en Los Angeles, California. Personas Latinas gay, lesbianas, bisexuales o queer siempre han formado parte de las comunidaes Latinas en Los Angeles pero a veces se pierden sus historias y sus contribuciones. Personas transgénero también siempre han formado parte de nuestra rica herencia como inmigrantes que luchan para sus derechos aquí en los Estados Unidos pero muchas veces no se cuentan sus historias.

Por medio de preguntas y respuestas nuestros panelistas compartiran sus historias y su punto de vista intergeneracional en la comunidad LGBTQ.

Este evento es gratis y todos están invitados a participar.

Refrescos ligeros servidos cortesia de Los Amigos de la Biblioteca del Este de Los Ángeles.

Thursday, June 21,
1:00 PM

Montebello Library

Teen Watercolor Art Program

Come join us as we paint blank notebooks with watercolors! There will be also books available for
checkout regarding watercolor techniques.

Suitable for ages 11 - 17

Thursday, June 21,
3:30 PM

Chet Holifield Library

Notebook Design

For this program participants will be designing a notebook  to celebrate LGBTQ Month

 

Registration is required

For Ages 12-18

Saturday, June 23,
11:00 AM

West Hollywood Library

Drag Queen Story Hour

Join us for a fun and fabulous Drag Queen Story Hour to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.

For children of all ages. No registration necessary.

Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts.

Monday, June 25,
4:00 PM

Florence Library

Pride Month Bookmaking

Celebrate LGBTQ month at the library by painting your own blank book that expresses "All Pride and No Prejudice!".

Monday, June 25,
6:00 PM

West Covina Library

Lettering Notebook

June is LGBT Pride month, come and celebrate "All Pride and No Prejudice" by making a Lettering Notebook. Registration required, please call or drop by the Information Desk to register for this fun event.

Monday, June 25,
6:15 PM

Charter Oak Library

Love is Love: Rainbow Painting for Adults *NEW DATE*
Rainbow paintingJune is LGBTQ Pride Month! Join us at the library as we recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community while painting beautiful rainbows on canvas.
 
For adults

Tuesday, June 26,
4:00 PM

Westlake Village Library

Inspiration Journals

Help us celebrate LGBTQ PrideMonth by creating a colorful journal.

Adults and Teens,12 and up

Tuesday, June 26,
4:30 PM

La Crescenta Library

Dive Into the World of Diversity

RainbowHave you ever encountered barriers rather then solutions?  A facilitator from RISE LGBTQ Center will be on hand to assist you with developing skills to prevent anti-LGBTQ bias and how to intervene when you see it happening.  

In celebration of LGBTQ month, show pride and have fun by creating a badge!

Tuesday, June 26,
5:00 PM

Graham Library

'Love is Love': Rainbow Painting

Rainbow Painting

Celebrate Pride Month by painting with all the colors of the rainbow on canvas.

Celebre el Mes de LGBTQ pintando arco iris sobre lienzo.

Wednesday, June 27,
2:00 PM

Malibu Library

Teen Paper Lanterns

watercolor paper lanternsCreate a watercolor paper lantern in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.  Make it rainbow colored or pick colors that complement the decor of your room!  All supplies provided.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Malibu Library.
 
For teens and tweens ages 10-18.
 
Celebrate all the places a good book can take you with our 2018 Summer Reading Program: Reading Takes You Everywhere! - La lectura te lleva a todos lados!

Wednesday, June 27,
4:00 PM

Lancaster Library

Artist Notebooks
LGBTQ Artist NotebooksCelebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with us by turning an otherwise ordinary notebook into a beautiful watercolor display!
 
All supplies provided while they last
 
This program is for teens and adults ages 12 and up.

Wednesday, June 27,
6:00 PM

Topanga Library

Pride Month Documentaries- Out in the Night

The story of four gay African-American women who were, sentenced to egregiously long prison sentences after engaging in a violent altercation with a man who had verbally and physically harassed them. An impassioned documentary that examines the case from a social and humanistic perspective.

Thursday, June 28,
5:30 PM

Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library

Film Screening: Stone Wall Uprising

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and learn about LGBT history. This PBS documentary film traces the beginnings of the Gay Rights movement. On June 28th, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village. Gay men and women chose to fight back, giving birth to the Gay Rights movement.

Friday, June 29,
4:00 PM

Paramount Library

Design a Painted Notebook for Adults
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with us by turning an otherwise ordinary notebook into a beautiful watercolor display!
 
All supplies provided while they last.
 
This program is for adults ages 18 and up.

Saturday, June 30,
10:30 AM

La Crescenta Library

Drag Queen Story Hour
 
In celebration of LGBTQ Pride month, join us for a fun and fabulous Drag Queen Story Hour, the children's storytelling activity event that has been sweeping the nation!

Drag Queen Story Hour was created in 2014 by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, as a way to bring children, families and Drag Queens together for a playful hour of celebration and fun.
 
Ages  3 - up
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the La Crescenta Library

Saturday, June 30,
12:00 PM

Huntington Park Library

Love is Love: Rainbow Painting
In celebration of Pride Month, make a painting using the colors of the rainbow.
 
En la celebración del Mes del Orgullo, haga una pintura con los colores del arcoíris.
 
All supplies will be provided, while they last.
 
Teens ages 12-18 years old.

Saturday, June 30,
2:00 PM

Quartz Hill Library

Painted Notebook with Hand Lettering

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! Come celebrate the accomplishments of this community by painting a notebook. Using an otherwise ordinary blank notebook can have a fabulous cover when decorated with a written word and serene watercolor painting. All supplies provided.

Adults and Teens Welcome.

13+

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