As part of a graduate school assignment, Miranda researched what resources were available in the library for patrons who experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. Her conclusion as to, “how libraries in my state were providing services for survivors- and the answer really boils down to this- they weren’t.” Read this interview with Miranda to hear […]
Sign up for Global Pride Live event on Facebook
Sun 27 at 5 PM – Jun 28 at 4:59 PM UTC+12 From the Washington Blade: Global Pride 2020 will amplify Black voices on Saturday, June 27 during the international event. Organizers will use the platform to acknowledge the international response to the death of George Floyd and the resurging demand for racial justice by working […]
During these challenging times, celebrating and honoring Pride has gone virtual, and you can participate in a variety of online and streaming events. Happy Pride!
Happy Virtual PRIDE!!! Enjoy these virtual celebrations. https://www.etonline.com/pride-2020-a-guide-to-virtual-events-and-ways-to-donate-during-the-pandemic-147389 From Good Morning, America https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/story/virtual-pride-events-offer-celebrate-lgbtq-history-culture-70875538 New York Times guide to virtual Pride https://www.nytimes.com/article/gay-pride-2020-events-online.html GLAAD’s Pride Guide: https://www.glaad.org/prideguide
With Pride going Virtual this year there are some exhibits presenting online versions for viewers to explore LGBTQ art and history.
“Art After Stonewall”, an exhibit showcasing Queer art in the post-Stonewall era: http://www.newnownext.com/art-after-stonewall-exhibition-columbus-museum-of-art/05/2020/ https://www.columbusmuseum.org/stonewall/ Labor of Love: The Birth of San Francisco Pride 1970-1980 https://www.glbthistory.org/labor-of-love Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker https://www.glbthistory.org/gilbert-baker-exhibition Pride at 50: From Stonewall to Today” from the Library of Congress https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2020/06/pride-at-50-from-stonewall-to-today/ Enjoy, and Happy Pride, everyone!
LGBT activist kills herself in Canada after suffering post-prison trauma
Lambda Literary Awards announced
The winners of the 32nd annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. Additionally, Lambda Literary has announced an online reading and conversation benefit series to celebrate Pride, virtually, this year.https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/06/lambda-literary-lammy-32nd-annual-award-winnershttps://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/2020-winners/https://www.lambdaliterary.org/2020/05/pride-2020/
Larry Kramer Remembered
Some of the many tributes to Larry Kramer From Tony Kushner: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/opinion/larry-kramer.html From playwright Matthew Lopez: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/27/larry-kramer-death-activist-gay-rights From Anthony Fauci: https://time.com/5843886/larry-kramer-fauci-remembrance/ Some profile pieces from over the years: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/05/13/public-nuisance https://nymag.com/news/features/62887/ https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/larry-kramer-ellen-barkin-american-people-volume-two
Larry Kramer-AIDS activist has died
Larry Kramer, AIDS activist, author and playwright has died at the age of 84. Kramer co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and founded Act Up during the eighties, wrote the acclaimed play The Normal Heart, and earlier this year published the second and final volume of his epic novel The American People. https://www.npr.org/2020/05/27/512714500/larry-kramer-pioneering-aids-activist-and-writer-dies-at-84https://www.newsweek.com/larry-kramer-rip-aids-activism-1506891
A new photography exhibit presented by the GLBT Historical Society and the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries
has opened its online version. The exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of San Franscico’s “Christopher Street Liberation Day”, held a year after Stonewall, on June 27, 1970, which evolved into the Pride celebrations of today and includes dozens of photographs and images illustrating the evolution of Pride in the city. “Curators Lenore Chinn and Pamela […]