Subject of the Month

A monthly display featuring resources on specific thematic subjects.
pirde flag
bisexual flag
asexual flag
transexual flag
nonbinary flag
genderfluid flag
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agender flag
intersex flag
lesbian flag
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These are only some of the many Pride flags that are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Click on each of the flags to learn more about them!

(Please note that some of these flags also have accepted variations within their communities and that there are many more flags that could have been added here to represent other gender and sexual identities that are part of the LGBTQ+ umbrella).

National Advocacy Organization Websites

June 2020

 

Pride, Pride Day, Rainbow Flags

Royalty free image from Pixaby

Selectors: Cassidy Ulsh and Meghan Courtney

June 28, 1970, one year after Stonewall, a number of activists launched the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, later known as the NYC Pride Parade. The idea caught on, and today LGBTQ communities across the world celebrate Pride Month in June.

We hope this guide will help you explore resources on LGBTQ history, culture, and advocacy.

This timeline is adapted from the PBS' Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement timeline. It runs from 1924 to 2015, highlighting specific instances of struggles and triumphs in the LGBTQ+ movement to get equal rights and recognition in the U.S..

  • Check out the other sections of this guide for articles and books that offer more information on the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ+ movement. If anything on this timeline sparked your interest, please check out those resources!
  • Not finding resources you're interested in, or want to see more? Find many more LGBTQ+ resources on our library website here!

Local Archival Collections

Scholarly Articles, June 2020

At Wayne State and in Detroit

Stonewall: Its History and Impact

Hear from some of the people who were part of the Stonewall Uprising and the Gay Liberation Movement using the tabs in this box. The videos provided are primary sources from the Stonewall National Monument's Oral History Project.

A Brief History of Stonewall

The Stonewall Uprising began on June 28th, 1969 after the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village. As police roughly arrested patrons, some fought back. Neighborhood residents joined in the protest. Protests and violent clashes with police continued over the next 6 days. One year later, to commemorate the uprising and express pride in their community, a number of activists launched the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, later known as the NYC Pride Parade. The idea caught on, and today LGBTQ+ communities across the world celebrate Pride Month in June.

Below you can find some other Stonewall resources, talking about the history and the creation of the mythos surrounding the event and how it sparked revolution.

There are 64 videos in this series, check them all out here!

There are 64 videos in this series, check them all out here!

There are 64 videos in this series, check them all out here!

There are 64 videos in this series, check them all out here!

eBooks to Explore, June 2020

LGBTQ Libraries, Archives, and Museums

LGBTQ+ archives and museums offer access to primary sources, allowing you to hear directly from those involved in activism and organizing in the LGBTQ+ community over time. These repositories exist all over the United States. Examples include:

For many more libraries, archives, and museums check out Brown University's LGBTQ Center