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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…

The History of Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ Advocacy of Barbara Gittings

In 1970, bisexual activist Brenda Howard organized the first Christopher Street Liberation Day March, marking the one-year anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Uprising . The Uprising referred to a six-day clash between young…

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,…

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…

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…

Pride Month Film Series | Bashment

JJ is on the cusp of winning the Urban Slam finals with his lyrical prowess. However he's white, from the countryside, and gay—three things that don't mix well in London's outlaw urban music scene.

Exhibition - Pride & Picture Books: Queer Identity in Children's Literature

LGBTQ+ people comprise a minority group that spans all societies and cultures.  In recent years, queer culture has been examined and celebrated across all reading levels in children’s literature.  In honor of Pride…

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…

Reading Out Loud

Join us in front of the Barbara Gittings Gay/Lesbian Collection for a reading of selections from the works of LGBTQ+ writers.  

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…

Pride Film Screening for Children and Teens

Join us for films drawing from the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

Movie Matinees | Pariah

Our June Movie Matinees will feature LGBTQ-interest titles, in honor of Pride Month.  

Pride Month Family Night

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and creative play, along with a fun art project, at this LGBTQ+ themed family storytime and play time.  You are welcome to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed…

Drag Queen Storytime

Join special guest Navaya Shay for stories, songs, and movement that center on themes of diversity and inclusion.  

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…

Drag Queen Storytime

Join Miss Brittany Lynn as she reads children’s books about diversity and self-love! This is a family event for all ages.

Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival

Spend the afternoon with us and enjoy original fine art & handcraft, family specific entertainment, music, food and resource tables from a variety of organizations and nonprofits that provide services and support to LGBTQ parents…

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,…