Tagged LGBTQ

Beauty and the Beast Retellings

Excited for the new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast ? Me too... kind of? Maybe? I hope it will be amazing? Either way, good or bad, at least we'll always have all kinds of different literary retellings of the Beauty and…

Love is Love

Looking for something heartfelt and inspiring to read while supporting a worthy cause this Valentine's Day? Check out Love is Love , a 162-page graphic novel from IDW Publishing and DC Comics , honoring the victims, supporting the…

Happy Birthday, Louise Fitzhugh!

Louise Fitzhugh is perhaps best known for her novel Harriet the Spy , published in 1964 and lauded today as a classic children’s fiction work. Both written and illustrated by Fitzhugh, Harriet tells the story of an aspiring…

Graphic Novel Memoirs

I love a graphic novel—and even better I love a graphic novel memoir . There is something so much more intimate about reading the words AND pictures when someone shares her story. Or maybe I’m just a slower reader when it…

Free Library in the News: August 17-21, 2015

Donald Root: Beyond the Bookshelves at Free Library Epgn.com Donald Root, Chief of Central Public Services Division, talks about his life, appreciation for libraries, and all the great things happening at the Free Library!  …

Caldecott, Newbery, Belpre, Oh My!

Last weekend in Chicago, a room full of children's and teen librarians erupted in cheers, gasps, and wild applause for the newest batch of books chosen for the Youth Media Awards, administered by the American Library…

Celebrate Pride Month and the Barbara Gittings GLBTQ Collection

In celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, the Independence Library , 18 South 7th Street, will host a casual dessert and coffee social on Friday, June 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Our library is the home of the Barbara Gittings GLBTQ…

The Free Library Says, “It Gets Better!”

So many of us have been distressed by the recent suicides of teens bullied for being or seeming gay.  Here’s what the Free Library staff have done to help show that things can change. We have booklists, weblinks and so much…

Teen Suicide and Anti-LGBT Bullying

What would you do if someone secretly set up your webcam to record you in private , and then streamed that video over the internet? What would you do if you couldn’t walk to school at the same time as everybody else because every…

Transgender Experiences in Literature

AJ Young will discuss transgender experiences in literature, and address key questions such as: What counts as transgender literature? What kinds of stories does trans literature tell? Where can I start reading if I want to know more…

Gender Identity Workshop for Kids

Learn about gender, gender identity, and gender expression with a story, video, and discussion. Then, create and decorate your own Gender Unicorn.  

Teen Sexual Health Series

Join us for a teen sexual health series with Philadelphia FIGHT's Y-HEP program: HIV/AIDS 101 | Thursday, April 6th | 4:30pm STI Information for Teens |Tuesday, April 11th | 4:30pm LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency| Tuesday, June 6th|…

Colm Tóibín | House of Names

“His generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” ( Los Angeles Times ), Colm Tóibín is the author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays,…

John Waters | Make Trouble*

Auditorium sold out! In-house simulcast tickets available!  Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with Jason Freeman “A greater National Treasure than…

Caitlyn Jenner | The Secrets of My Life*

PLEASE NOTE: THE EVENT HAS MOVED TO THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with Buzz Bissinger , Pulitzer Prize-winning…

Teen Sexual Health Series

Join us for a teen sexual health series with Philadelphia FIGHT's Y-HEP program: HIV/AIDS 101 | Thursday, April 6th | 4:30pm STI Information for Teens |Tuesday, April 11th | 4:30pm LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency| Tuesday, June 6th| 4:30pm…

Teen Sexual Health Series

Join us for a teen sexual health series with Philadelphia FIGHT’s Y-HEP program: HIV/AIDS 101 | Thursday, April 6th | 4:30pm STI Information for Teens |Tuesday, April 11th | 4:30pm LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency| Tuesday, June 6th|…

LGBTQ Young Adult Books

Books featuring LGBTQ protagonists within YA fiction that is diverse and accessible to all readers, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity may be.

LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

Books featuring LGBTQ characters and voices within children's fiction.

LGBTQ Picture Books

Books for children of LGBTQ parents, or for little brothers and sisters of LGBTQ teens.

LGBTQ Teens - Resources for Parents and Families

Resources for Parents and Families of LGBTQ Teens.

LGBTQ Teens - Nonfiction

Information on bullying, safety, coming out, and other important topics relevant to LGBTQ teens.

LGBTQ Teens - Fiction

Get lost in a story about LGBTQ teens, people, and places.

LGBTQ - Film and Television

LGBTQ Documentaries, Film, and Television

LGBTQ - Nonfiction

A selection of informational nonfiction titles.

LGBTQ - Biographies and Autobiographies

Biographies and Autobiographies of important and influential members of LGBTQ community.

Roxane Gay | Difficult Women

Roxane Gay’s “commanding debut” ( The New Yorker ) novel An Untamed State , the tale of a willful Haitian kidnap victim, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Prize for Fiction. She is also the author of the acclaimed essay collection…

Camille Paglia | Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

“At once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant” ( The Washington Post ), Camille Paglia is the author of the 700-page seminal discourse on paganism, sex, and art, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily…

Cory Booker | United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

The former popular and transformative mayor of Newark, Cory Booker is currently the junior United States senator from New Jersey. During his time as mayor he earned a national reputation for hands-on involvement in public service,…

LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer resources and support, emphasizing the diversity of sexual and gender identity-based cultures. Other resources include information on bullying, safety, and coming out; books and resources…