Monday, June 13, 2011

Library Celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Month!

From the Presidential Proclamation--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, dated May 31, 2011

"The story of America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our country a more perfect Union. It is a story about the struggle to realize the great American promise that all people can live with dignity and fairness under the law. Each June, we commemorate the courageous individuals who have fought to achieve this promise for LGBT Americans, and we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

Along with this important recognition from President Barack Obama, we have on our book display a selection of LGBT titles that include fiction (Yield, by Lee Houck), non-fiction (Equality for Same-Sex Couples, by Yuval Merin), children's books (Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman), and culture (Sweet Tea: Black gay men of the South, by E. Patrick Johnson). Come check out these and other titles soon!

We also offer you this guide--LGBT Pride Month--where you can find more books in the library and online, streaming videos, and websites related to LGBT history, celebrations, and culture.



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