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Pride Month at PPL

Pride month is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer + (LGBTQ+) people and their history, especially the Stonewall Riots in New York City from 1969, a major tipping point of the Gay Liberation Movement. The first parade and festival, was in 1970 and was called the Christopher Street Liberation Day parade. In the beginning, Pride Day was celebrated during the last weekend in June, but now is celebrated throughout the entire month throughout the United States and throughout the world. At PPL, we strive to be inclusive and accepting throughout the year by providing inclusive materials and programming.



Book lists:
Lambda Award Winners & Nominees
Queer Lives in Fantasy and Sci Fi
LGBTQ+ Voices: Poetry
New Books: Queer Romance
New Books: LGBTQ+ Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Poetry
LGBTQ+ Nonfiction 
Stonewall Riots (1969) Resources

LGBTQ Teen Reads: Most Recent
LGBTQ Teen Reads: Old Favorites
LGBTQ Teen Romance
LGBTQ Teen Graphic Novels & Manga
LGBTQ Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Trans & Gender Expansive Teen Voices
PPL Children – Rainbow Celebration


Community Events:

Pride in the Bunks
Saturday, June 11th 11am – 2pm

Pride Sign Making Drop-In
Monday, June 13th 12pm – 5pm

Virtual Games Night
Tuesday, June 14th 7pm – 10pm

Pride Sign Making Drop-In
Wednesday, June 15th 12pm – 6pm

Empowerment Self Defense Class
Wednesday, June 15th 5:30pm – 7pm

Dyke March Maine
Friday, June 17th 6pm – 7:30pm

Pride Portland! Parade (Be sure to wave at the Bookmobile!)
Saturday, June 18th 1pm – 2pm

Photo by John Duncan 2018

Pride Portland! Festival
Saturday, June 18th 1:30pm – 5pm