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Transgender Awareness Week , held annually from November 15 – 19, helps to raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face. The week is capped off… continue reading Transgender Awareness Week 2021

By written by Shelley R.    November 15, 2021   

All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! So far we've discussed LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction and  LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and… continue reading More Than Stonewall: LGBTQ Historical Nonfiction

By written by Shelley R.    October 28, 2021   

A panel from Hazel Newlevant's exposé of queer uprisings found within Be Gay, Do Comics!. All October we'll be talking about LGBTQ History on the Free Library's blog! Last week… continue reading LGBTQ History Told Through Comics and Graphic Novels

By written by Shelley R.    October 13, 2021   

October is LGBTQ History Month ! A lot of straight and/or cisgender people like to treat gay people like we didn't exist until  Ellen Degeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997 ; and as if… continue reading We Were Always Here: LGBTQ Historical Young Adult Fiction

By written by Shelley R.    October 1, 2021    1

Inspired by June’s Pride month and our LGBTQIA+ community members, we are celebrating the Rainbow Pantry again! Check out previous blog posts for more ideas on keeping and using colorful… continue reading Nourishing Literacy | The Rainbow Pantry... from Scratch!

By written by Shayna M.    July 8, 2021    2

Here are five ebook and audiobook titles about identity, acceptance, love, and loss to consider this month as we celebrate those journeys with our friends, families, and ourselves.   King and… continue reading LGBTQ+ Middle Grade and YA ebooks and Audiobooks

By written by Jeff B.    June 16, 2021   

Eight weeks of programs diving into The Tradition , Jericho Brown’s collection of poetry and the One Book, One Philadelphia 2021 title , have gone by in the blink of an eye. We read, we… continue reading Re-Creating Our World: Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale

By written by Brittanie S.    June 7, 2021   

Each June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs, resources, reading lists, and posts that lift up LGBTQ+ voices and stories—and 2021 is no different. Kick off your… continue reading Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

By written by Administrator    June 1, 2021   

March 31 is International Trans Day of Visibility , which honors the trans community and celebrates transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people. The annual celebration was created in… continue reading Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility with the Field Teen Center

By written by Megan J.    March 29, 2021   

Celebrate Pride Month by attending your very own film fest of curated LGBTQIA+ cinema, streaming through our Digital Media portal ! Kanopy There are hundreds of LGBTQAI+ featured films and videos… continue reading Digital Media Spotlight: Pride Month Streaming Film Fest!

By written by Peter SM    June 26, 2020   

I never would have pegged myself as someone who wanted to read about "the sports", but there are some sweet and dramatic comics and graphic novels that have changed my mind about that in… continue reading Queer Comics About Sports!

By written by Rachel F.    June 10, 2020   

You can still participate in Pride Month even if you cannot go to a pride parade. There are even ways of participating that avoid pinkwashing or whitewashing of the pride movement. While PRIDE may… continue reading Add These Books by Young LGBQTIA Authors to Your Pride Reading List!

By written by Hannah B.    June 8, 2020   

Though it’s hard to imagine LGBTQ+ Pride month in Philadelphia without being able to gather in person as a community to celebrate, the Free Library is marching online and taking the… continue reading The Free Library of Pride Goes Virtual Throughout June 2020!

By written by Andrew N.    June 1, 2020    1

Another year, another Banned Books Week ! Each year the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Most Challenged Books  in order to… continue reading Banned Books Week | LGBTQ+ Tween and Children's Edition

By written by Rachel F.    September 26, 2019   

In part 2 of interviews conducted around the Trans Writers, Kids, and Books event (you can find our interview with Kyle Lukoff from before the event in an earlier blog post), this time we speak… continue reading Conversations About Queer and Trans Literature with Author Kacen Callender

By written by Naomi S.    July 31, 2019   

We’re having a really exciting Author Event on the evening of Thursday, July 25 where the topics of discussion will be Trans Writers, Kids, and Books ! Lambda and Stonewall Award-winning… continue reading Conversations About Queer and Trans Literature with Picture Book Author Kyle Lukoff

By written by Naomi S.    July 16, 2019   

Independence Day isn’t the only famous birthday this week: on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, which is now part of Mexico City, the revolutionary spirit Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was… continue reading Happy Birthday, Frida!

By written by Brittanie S.    July 5, 2019    1

You Can’t Kill a Poet is a Philadelphia-based reading series for LGBTQ readers which just celebrated its 5th anniversary!  The series is held at different locations throughout the city,… continue reading You Can’t Kill a Poet

By written by Link R.    June 19, 2019   

2019 has been a great year for children’s books so far. We are seeing so many own-voices books, although there is still a long way to go. Some of my favorites from the first half of the year… continue reading New LGBTQ+ Children's Books for 2019!

By written by Mary W.    June 18, 2019    2

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we know firsthand that access to books and other media can change lives. The Poetry to the People tour is dedicated to increasing such access—so… continue reading The Poetry to the People Tour Is Coming to Philadelphia!

By written by Clare F.    June 10, 2019