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The Oviatt Library Celebrates LGBT Pride Month 2018

The Oviatt Library is celebrating LGBT Pride Month.

Check out events in the Los Angeles area, browse our recommended books and web resources.

Find more about pride related events, stories and experiences with this year's hashtag #JUSTBE

LGBT Resources

The Oviatt Library celebrates LGBT Pride Month

Events

  • L.A. Pride -- LA Pride Week 2018 runs from June 4 through the 10. The actual LA Pride Festival takes place June 9 from noon to 1pm and June 10 from 11am to 11pm at West Hollywood Park (647 N San Vicente Blvd).
  • One City One Pride 2018 -- The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival celebrates pride in 2018 with the festival theme “I Remember” - honoring our shared history, and the people and events that paved the way for the rights we hold dear today. One City One Pride consists of art events and exhibits - mostly free! - between May 22 through June 30
  • Los Angeles Public Library Series of Events -- Come check out events like Celebrate Pride Month With Kindness Rocks, LAPD Read Along – Family Diversity, and more.

Recommended Books

The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

"A gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 80s and 90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary "Paris is Burning""

Call Number: PS3603.A86822 H68 2018 Map It!

The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin
The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.

Call Number: PS3563.A878 D39 2014 Map It!

Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers who Changed America by Christopher Bram
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers who Changed America by Christopher Bram

Describes how the trailblazing, post-war gay literary figures, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Allen Ginsberg, paved the way for newer generations, including Armistead Maupin, Edmund White, and Edward Albee.

Call Number: PS153.G38 B73 2012 Map It!

Gay Haiku by Joel Derfner
Gay Haiku by Joel Derfner

Impossible to resist, this hilariously sassy and sweet collection of haiku turns the perilous sport of gay dating into pure poetry.

Call Number: PS3604.E754 G39 2005 Map It!

Queer Voices from the Locker Room
Queer Voices from the Locker Room

From playing field to locker room: challenging homophobia in athletics. Series of research in Queer Studies.

Call Number: GV708.8 .Q84 2018 Map It!

Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out
Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out

The anthology Queer in Aztlan: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out gives readers the opportunity to experience deeply personal narratives from queer Chicanos/Mexicanos, and makes it possible for them to understand and sympathize with the stories' protagonists.

Call Number: HQ76.2.U5 Q46 2015 Map It!

When we were Outlaws: a Memoir of Love & Revolution
When we were Outlaws: a Memoir of Love & Revolution

A sweeping memoir, a raw and intimate chronicle of a young activist torn between conflicting personal longings and political goals. When We Were Outlaws offers a rare view of the life of a radical lesbian during the early cultural struggle for gay rights, Women's Liberation, and the New Left of the 1970s.

Call Number: PS3604.E754 G39 2005 Map It!

Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age by Kay Siebler
Learning Queer Identity in the Digital Age

This book explores, through specific analysis of media representations, personal interviews, and historical research, how the digital environment perpetuates harmful and limiting stereotypes of queerness.

This is available as an e-book.

Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: from Liberation to the Postgay by David Alderson
Sex, Needs and Queer Culture: from Liberation to the Postgay

Alderson asks whether capitalism is progressive for queers, evaluates the distinctive radicalism of the counterculture as it has mutated into queer, and distinguishes between avant-garde protest and subcultural development.

Call Number: HQ76.25 .A436 2016 Map It!