June is a month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to celebrate and honor those who have fought for equality. Following former President Clinton's lead, President Obama has declared June LGBT pride month. Read the full release here.
The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Find the 2015 list, including the Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, at http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/award/honored
On May 30, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a new theme study to identify places and events associated with the story of LGBTQ Americans for inclusion in the parks and programs of the National Park Service. Secretary Jewell made the announcement outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Read more
National Park Service Map of LGBT historical sites with linked image to map.
As of 2014, thirty-three states, the District of Columbia, the federal government, and eight Native American tribes recognize same-sex marriages.
To see an interactive map with information for each state, go to http://www.cnn.com/interactive/us/map-same-sex-marriage/
The Library of Congress celebrates LGBT Pride Month in June! Here is the LOC link: http://www.loc.gov/lgbt/
From the LOC: "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible."
Find out about the literature and more at the LOC "Story" page. http://www.loc.gov/lgbt/stories.html