Celebrating Pride Month 2023 with the University Libraries

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June 1st marks the beginning of Pride Month, which is a celebration and remembrance of LGBTQ+ people across the United States and countries abroad. Borne from the Stonewall riots of 1969 and gay liberation protests thereafter, Pride Month highlights the struggles that LGBTQ+ peoples faced throughout history, the rights gained through protest and civil action, and honors individuals lost along the way. It is also a celebration of LGBTQ+ culture, which has permeated into the mainstream through shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Pose, graphic novels like Heartstopper, and movies such as Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), Moonlight (2016), and Carol (2015).

In honor of Pride Month, this blog post will highlight some of the LGBTQ+ resources available through the University Libraries to support students, faculty, and community members. Below are some examples of these resources we carry, including both physical books and eBooks:

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (2021) by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York (2016) by Donald Albrecht, Stephen Vider, and the Museum of the City of New York

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (2007) by Audre Lorde

Men without Maps: Some Gay Males of the Generation before Stonewall (2019) by John Ibson

Female Husbands: A Trans History (2020) by Jen Manion

Search our catalogue for more resources here.

Interested in finding LGBTQ+ videos or movies? Check out our Accessing Films at SHU Research Guide, which can introduce you to the many streaming platforms available to the Seton Hall community.

Even more LGBTQ+ resources can also be found through our LGBTQ+ Research Guide.

If you have any questions or comments on the above or anything else pertaining to LGBTQ+ resources at the University Libraries, please contact the LGBTQ+ Liaison, Maria Barca (maria.barca@shu.edu).

Have a very happy Pride!