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Cultural Observances and Awareness Events: Pride Month 2024

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Theme: Pride In All Who Serve / A Place For All

The Department of Defense (DOD) recognizes June as Pride Month, celebrating LGBTQI+ Service members who have courageously served and sacrificed in the U.S. military.  The DoD is dedicated to establishing an environment that optimizes individual talents, boosts morale, and improves military effectiveness.

This year's theme "Pride in All Who Serve—A Place for All" is provided by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.  The poster created this year highlights a single table-top tent card with the word “Everyone” printed on it, visually representing a place for all at the table.

The first Pride march occurred 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.  

As we celebrate Pride Month, let us take pride in all who serve and perhaps take some time to read one of the books listed below in support of this observance.  These books are either available in the LRC for checkout or can be accessed online as eBooks through our EBSCOhost eBooks Collection.  Access eBooks by using the credentials posted on the Blackboard LRC Information page or click on an eBook title and login with your library account credentials. Please contact the LRC if you have any questions.

Books available in the LRC and which are on display during the month of June

The information on this page is credited to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ Pride Month page and from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute's human relations toolkit for special observances, Pride Month