Tagged LGBTQ

Free Library of Pride | Gender Nonconforming Picture Books

Nonconforming picture books challenge stereotypes: in these books, boys and girls act and behave in a way that feels right to them rather than by conforming to expectations or conventional standards. These picture books encourage…

This Year's GLAAD Media Award Winners Are...

The GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on April 12 in Los Angeles and were broadcast on the LOGOtv network last night. The awards, now in their 29th year, honor the media for their fair,…

Celebrating History's Unsung Creative Couples

On February 7, we opened a new exhibition celebrating the art and achievements of romantic couples, from the powerful royalty of the 16th century to cinema stars of Old Hollywood to local artists creating together today.  Of Two…

Dena's Favorite Books of 2017

Every year I read a lot of books. Out of the 339 that I read in 2017, I've picked out the 36 that I liked the best . 2017 was a hard year, and I found myself looking for books that were happy and not particularly difficult or…

#ThrowbackThursday: Re-Reading Annie on My Mind

I don’t remember how I first heard about Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden , but what I do remember is that I immediately set out to get a copy by any means necessary. I was a 16-year-old with a debit card and access to the amazing…

Great YA Road Trip Books for Pride Month!

It's pretty much summer time and I don't know about you, but in the summer, I get the urge to travel. However, being a grown up comes with the fact that you can't just up and take off whenever you want, so I like to make due…

Celebrate Pride Month with Free Library!

We're free, we're proud, and we're fabulous here at the the Free Library! We're proud to celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a series of programming throughout our neighborhood libraries including health seminars,…

Partner Spotlight: Independence Business Alliance

Here at the Business Resource & Innovation Center , we are lucky to work with some amazing organizations who are dedicated to growing Philadelphia’s small business community. This month, we are excited to highlight the…

Curious about the Free Library of Pride?

In an informal conversation with Marianne Banbor, Branch Head of the Independence Library , and Sara Palmer, Children’s Librarian at the Ramonita G. de Rodríguez Library , I asked them to share their behind-the-scenes…

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…

Queer Lit Lunch Club

LGBTQ teens and allies are invited to enjoy lunch and a discussion of recently published young adult books with queer characters and themes. Free books will be distributed! Please register for this program by emailing…

Queer Lit Lunch Club

LGBTQ teens and allies are invited to enjoy lunch and a discussion of recently published young adult books with queer characters and themes. Free books will be distributed! Please register for this program by emailing…

Queer Lit Lunch Club

LGBTQ teens and allies are invited to enjoy lunch and a discussion of recently published young adult books with queer characters and themes. Free books will be distributed! Please register for this program by emailing…

Queer Lit Lunch Club

LGBTQ teens and allies are invited to enjoy lunch and a discussion of recently published young adult books with queer characters and themes. Free books will be distributed! Please register for this program by emailing…

Queer Lit Lunch Club

LGBTQ teens and allies are invited to enjoy lunch and a discussion of recently published young adult books with queer characters and themes. Free books will be distributed! Please register for this program by emailing…

Queer Lit Lunch Club

LGBTQ teens and allies are invited to enjoy lunch and a discussion of recently published young adult books with queer characters and themes. Free books will be distributed! Please register for this program by emailing…

Queer Lit Lunch Club

LGBTQ teens and allies are invited to enjoy lunch and a discussion of recently published young adult books with queer characters and themes. Free books will be distributed! Please register for this program by emailing…

You Can’t Kill a Poet

An evening of LGBTQ writers and poets sharing their work. If you are interested in reading at this event, contact Boston Gordon at bostn.gordon@gmail.com.

Free Library of Pride Drag Show

Returning for its second year, this all-ages drag show features local Philadelphia performers!   No registration required. This event will be held on the 4th floor of the Parkway Central Library in the Skyline Room.

Queer Discoveries Film Series | Tongues Untied

Join us for a screening of Tongues Untied , a documentary. Filmmaker Marlon Riggs gives a voice to communities of gay black men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia and…

Queer Discoveries Film Series | The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love

Join us for a screening of The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love , a coming of age romantic comedy. Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman), a boyish lesbian who works at a gas station, has trouble performing in high school and…

Queer Discoveries Film Series | Paris is Burning

Join us for a screening of Paris is Burning .  This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often…

Drag Queen Storytime!

We hope to inspire safe places for inclusive dialogue and to promote children's literacy by hosting drag queen Brittany Lynn to share some incredible children's books about diversity and self-love.  Storytime starts at…

Drag Queen Storytime

What could be more fabulous than having some favorite stories read by an actual Queen?  A drag queen in this case.  Join Ms. Brittany Lynn at this special story time for patrons of all ages.

Queer Discoveries Film Series | Ma Vie En Rose

Join us for a screening of Ma Vie En Rose , a coming of age, drama which is trans specific (and in French w/subtitles).  Seven-year-old Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne) announces to his startled parents, Pierre (Jean-Philippe…

LGBTQ+ Romance

Fun and fabulous recent romances that feature LGBTQ+ heroes and heroines! There's everything here to make you smile (and maybe cry) complete with a guaranteed happy ending. Just a note: a significant majority of romances with gay male…

LGBTQ+ Fiction

A selection of genre fiction featuring LGBTQ+ characters, including fantasy, historical, horror, paranormal, mystery, thrillers, science fiction, and more!

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. Revised 6/2018

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 - Film and Television

LGBTQ Documentaries, Film, and Television

LGBTQ - Stonewall Book Awards

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience and include the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s…

LGBTQ - Nonfiction

A selection of informational nonfiction titles.

LGBTQ - Biographies and Autobiographies

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

LGBTQ

The Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June with book and film recommendations, events for all ages, and resources in Philadelphia. Through this Explore Topic, you can also find lesbian, gay, bisexual,…