LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Long Beach Public Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June each year with special programs, book and film lists, the annual Paw Walk for Pride, 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.
Grandad's Camper by Harry Woodgate
Mr. Watson's Chickens by Jarrett Dapier
The Rainbow Parade by Emily Neilson
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam Schiffer
My Mom's Love Me by Anna Membrino
Tale of the Shadow King by Daniel Haack
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
Friday I'm in Love by Camryn Garrett
A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality by Molly Muldoon
Check out Book Connections' Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection to find resources—like exclusive author interviews, discussion guides, and activities—on award-winning children's and YA (Young Adult) books about LGBTQIA+ cultures and experiences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
The Center serves over 25,000 people a year and provides 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.
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.
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.
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+.
A non-profit organization focusing on media and communications to advance LGBTQIA+ acceptance and equality.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG is a resource for families looking to support, affirm, and advocate for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
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, from anywhere in the U.S. Get free, 100% confidential support from a crisis counselor by sending a missage via online chat, calling (866) 488-7386, or texting 'START' to 678678.
Library of Congress: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month
The Library of Congress has collections containing 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.
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.