June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month and the LRC joins the Nation in paying tribute to the LGBTQ community during this month-long celebration.
Throughout history, LGBTQ service members and Civilians have bravely served and defended our country. Their commitment to service has made our military stronger and the nation safer.
The first Pride march was in New York City on June 28, 1970, the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, New York which was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. By all estimates, there were upwards of 3-5,000 marchers at the inaugural Pride in New York City, and today NYC marchers number in the millions. Since 1970, LGBTQ people have continued to gather together in June to march with Pride and demonstrate for equal rights.
This year's theme is "All Together," provided by DoD Pride, a non-profit LGBTQ service organization which serves an an Employee Resources Group for the LGBT service members, civilian employees, contractors and their families within the Department of Defense. On June 7th at 0930 (ET) watch the 11th Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Ceremony at the Pentagon.
As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, take some time to read one of the books listed below in support of Pride Month. These books are either available for checkout from the LRC or can be accessed online as eBooks through our EBSCOhost eBook database subscription (login credentials are posted on Blackboard or see LRC staff).