June is Pride Month, which celebrates people who identify as LGBTQ+. June was chosen to honor the Stonewall Riots in 1969, which is seen as the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement. Learn more about the history of Pride Month here: https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/
Pride is celebrated in many ways from parades, to festivals, to commemorations. Be sure to visit our local Pride Center to learn about how NKY is celebrating Pride Month: https://nkypridecenter.org/.
Looking for even more information? Check out these books about LGBTQ+ history.
Written by Lisa Clark, Youth Collection Coordinator