LGBTQIA+ Pride Month at LBPL
Long Beach Public Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June each year with special programs, book and film lists, and other activities for library visitors. For many years the month of June has been nationally recognized as a time to celebrate the history and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community. June was selected because it coincides with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City which took place on June 28, 1969.
Long Beach has held an annual Pride parade and festival since 1984. The celebration in Long Beach has grown in size and reputation—marking Long Beach as a pillar of inclusivity and a place known for its rich LGBTQIA+ history.
Visit the Long Beach Public Library during the month of June to see all the amazing in-person and virtual Pride events happening!
Learn about the gay rights movement, the Stonewall Riots, and the history of the Pride march.
Teens and Adults
|America's News (NewsBank)||Find out the latest events and perspectives on LGBTQIA+ news in Special Reports Issues and News category.|
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940
|Take a deep dive into newsletters, government documents, and other primary sources on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more LGBTQIA+ history.|
Rainbow Piñata Craft
Celebrate Pride by creating your own colorful piñata at home!
Explore and Connect
Long Beach Pride
Long Beach Pride hosts the third largest Pride festival and parade in California, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community with a focus on inclusion, and working to educate the wider community that diversity builds a stronger and healthier society.
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
The Center serves over 25,000 people a year and provides an array of services including support groups, workshops and seminars, youth services, free HIV and STI testing, legal assistance, domestic violence services, employment referrals, mental health counseling, cultural and social activities including the QFilm Festival, educational forums, and a thriving volunteer program with an active database of over 300 volunteers.
Long Beach QFilms Festival
The Long Beach QFilms Festival is the oldest film festival in Long Beach and the only festival dedicated to screening films which showcase the magnificent diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. Funds raised by the QFilms directly support The LGBTQ Center Long Beach. The Center advances equity for LGBTQIA+ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs and services.
The Long Beach LGBT History Project
An archival collection by the Historical Society of Long Beach featuring artifacts, memorabilia, and personal histories of LGBTQIA+ life in greater Long Beach, California. Available to view by appointment by calling (562) 424-2220.
Harvey Milk Promenade Park
The first park in Long Beach, CA named after an openly gay person, and the first park in the nation named after civil rights leader Harvey Milk.
Visit Gay Long Beach
A non-profit travel resource dedicated to curating safe spaces, inclusive events, and promoting LGBTQIA+ and ally-owned businesses in Long Beach, CA.
PFLAG Long Beach Chapter
A local Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) group providing support, education, and advocacy for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQIA+.
Long Beach City College General LGBTQ+ Resources
LBCC works to affirm and celebrate all orientations, gender identities, and expressions through programming and student organizations. This webpage highlights helpful resources for the LGBTQIA+ and ally communities.
Cal State University Long Beach LGBTQ Services
California State University Long Beach provides on- and off-campus resources to assist members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are struggling with their identity.
Queer Undefined: A Crowdsourced LGBTQ+ Dictionary
A collaborative resource defining terms having to do with gender and sexuality. This site is for people who are questioning their gender or sexual identity, and for allies looking to know more about LGBTQIA+ terms.
Library of Congress: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month
The collections of the Library of Congress contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the LGBTQ community. The Library’s American collections range from the iconic poetry of Walt Whitman through the manuscripts of the founder of LGBTQ activism in Washington, D.C., Frank Kameny.
Explore LGBTQ Los Angeles
Use this map to explore historic places important to Los Angeles County LGBTQIA+ heritage.
Stonewall Forever: A Living Monument to 50 Years of Pride
Stonewall Forever brings together queer activists—experienced and new—to look at the movement for LGBTQIA+ equality before, during, and after Stonewall.
The Trevor Project
The world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for the LGBTQIA+ youth community. Information and support is available 24/7, all year long.
Non-profit organization focusing on media and communications to advance LGBTQIA+ acceptance and equality.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Resource for families looking to support, affirm, and advocate for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.