"When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected." — Laverne Cox
June is Pride Month, a time when we celebrate the beautiful rainbow of people that makes up our world. June was chosen because it's the month that the Stonewall Riots happened in 1969. Brenda Howard, a LGBT activist, is widely credited as starting Pride Month in remembrance of the Stonewall Riots. The well-known rainbow flag that we most associate with LGBT pride was created by Gilbert Baker, at the request of Harvey Milk, a well-known gay politician in San Francisco.
If you're looking for books to celebrate Pride Month, YCPL staff have put together a list for you. To get our suggestions, click on "Continue Reading..." below.