Social Library, Pride Edition

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Image courtesy Halifax Public Libraries on Facebook

June is recognized as Pride Month and, for libraries, a time to celebrate the authors and writings that reflect the lives, experiences, and contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. With this edition of our Social Library series, we're sharing posts from libraries we follow on Facebook who are highlighting collections and programs as part of Pride Month.

"The Library’s numerous collections contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. The contributions of members of the LGBT community are preserved as part of our nation’s history, and include noted artistic works, musical compositions, and contemporary novels. The Library’s American collections range from the iconic poetry of Walt Whitman through the manuscripts of the founder of LGBT activism in Washington, D.C., Frank Kameny.

"The Library’s month-long celebration demonstrates how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill.

"The legacy of LGBT individuals is being discovered by interested readers and seasoned researchers perusing unparalleled global collections. The acquisition of historic material and the ongoing program of copyright deposits will continue to enrich the Library’s holdings of LGBT materials."

In learning more about acronyms, we found this Glossary, from the LGBTQIA+ Resource Center at UC-Davis, to be helpful.

Thank you to all these libraries for their great work, and if you'd like to see your library featured in future Social Library editions, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

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