Tagged Free Library of Pride

OURfest, National Coming Out Day's First Parade and Festival!

Philadelphia will make history with the nation’s first parade and festival in honor of National Coming Out Day, and the Free Library is honored to take part! Named OURfest , the weekend-long celebration October 6–8 was…

Children's Books Featuring Trans and Non-Binary Characters

One thing I’ve enjoyed lately in my reading is getting to savor the explosion of LGBTQ+ characters who get to be out and themselves on the published page. It gives me great joy to offer these books featuring trans and nonbinary…

10 Middle-Grade Titles for Pride Month

A perfect ten of terrific titles to accompany your celebrations during this Pride Month, this set of middle-grade tales tells us stories of discovery, decisions, determination, coping, and caring. Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business…

Why Libraries Are So Important This Pride Month

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong — like something about you wasn’t right, or didn’t meet the expectations of others — and can you remember how that felt? What about when you were welcomed —…

Create an Inclusive Workplace With These LGBTQ+ Friendly Business Titles

Pride month is a celebration of queer culture, joy, resilience, and strength. It's a reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has come and how far we still have to go. Workplace environments can be an especially fraught place for…

LGBTQ+ Authors on the Free Library Podcast

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Free Library’s Author Events program has an extensive archive of podcasts and videos to help you celebrate a diverse range of writers working across a wide array of topics and fields. Before we…

5 Philly LGBTQ+ Owned Small Businesses To Support This Pride Month

June is Pride month , which makes it the perfect time to learn about and support local, LGBTQ-owned businesses. Philly queer-owned businesses have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a yoga class, a tasty treat, or…

The Free Library Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Every June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. The Free Library aims to be a place where everyone belongs. We value the LGBTQIA+ community, including transgender people and transgender youth, as one of many valued…

Celebrate Pride and Support the Library With Free Library Pride Tees!

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with the Free Library of Philadelphia! We're celebrating LGBTQ+ lives, stories, and histories throughout June at the Free Library. Now, you can show off your Pride and support the library by purchasing…

The History of the Pride Flag

The Pride Flag as we know it today has gone through several iterations since its birth in 1978. It has a long and rich history that started in San Francisco with artist Gilbert Baker, who met a local activist who urged him to…

Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist for additional titles available at your…

Page After Page of Pride: 6 Middle Grade Titles for Pride Month

Discovery is an essential component of growth. Discovering aspects of the self and the world all around enables learning, understanding…growth. June is Pride Month and the Pride Movement has had its moments of discovery, too, as…

Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

Each June, the Free Library of Philadelphia commemorates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs and resources that amplify LGBTQ+ voices and stories, and 2022 is no different! Begin your summer with the Free Library…

Author Events Celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride Month and the Free Library’s Author Events series has an extensive archive of podcasts and videos to help you celebrate a diverse range of writers working in politics, fiction, health and fitness, literary fiction,…

LGBTQ+ Middle Grade and YA ebooks and Audiobooks

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 the Dragonflies by Kacen Callander…

Spotlight on Drag Queen Storytime

For Pride Month this year, we’re highlighting one of the most entertaining programs that we offer— Drag Queen Storytime ! I interviewed Ian Morrison (a.k.a. Brittany Lynn) and Amy Ignatow, a local author and parent.…

Coming Out at Work

Many of us queer people never stop coming out. When we list our emergency contact, when we rent a car, when we take our kids to the playground—we remain surrounded by hetero- and cisnormative people, places, and things. While…

Re-Creating Our World: Join Us for the One Book, One Philadelphia Finale

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 wrote, we danced, we made music and art, and…

Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month!

Looking for books to celebrate Pride month? Look no further than these titles bursting with love and pride! These picture books have it all, with families finding homes, love, and adventures along the way, and are sure to find a place…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June!

This June we’re celebrating Pride with a spectrum of titles from picture books to novels, plus some danger and intrigue in our adult fiction and movie recommendations!   Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Born Ready: The…

Drag Queen Storytime

Children and families are invited to our family Pride event and kickoff to Summer Reading! Join Brittany Lynn for a Drag Queen Storytime.  Hear stories about love, diversity, and acceptance. This program is sponsored in part by The…

"Desert Hearts" Film Screening

Celebrate Pride Month!  While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.

Ants on a Log Pride Concert

Ants on a Log plays music for children and other childlike people. Their award-winning music centers positivity, social justice, and silliness and has been featured widely in national media,…

Pride Printmaking with Mx. Jen

Celebrate Pride Month!  Pride Printmaking   June 8th, 1-3pm   Join us for a special Crafternoon and Storytime with Mx. Jen from our very own Free Library graphics department. Learn how to make your own styrofoam…

Drag Queen Storytime with Brittany Lynn

Hear stories about love, diversity, and acceptance, and enjoy arts and crafts and interactive singing.

"The Watermelon Woman" Film Screening

Celebrate Pride Month!  Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the…

Queer Comics Club

Join us for a biweekly book club for young adults aged 14-24 where we'll explore and discuss graphic novels and manga that center queer stories and voices.  

Queer Comics Club

Join us for a biweekly book club for young adults aged 14-24 where we'll explore and discuss graphic novels and manga that center queer stories and voices.  

Drag Queen Storytime with Brittany Lynn

Join Brittany Lynn for a fun morning of stories about love, diversity, and acceptance. Brittany Lynn is the creator of the Drag Queen Story Time program for Philly's libraries, schools, and museums! 

The In-Between Spaces: Exhibition Closing Celebration

In-Between Spaces Community Collaborative Closing Celebration Join guest curator Doriana Diaz and artists from the In-Between Spaces exhibit, on view at Parkway Central through April 26. Enjoy hands-on arts activities related to the…

The In-Between Spaces: Exhibition

Our newest community collaborative, The In-Between Spaces, opens on November 13 in West Gallery One at The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central location (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103). This…

Queer Comics Club

Join us for a biweekly book club for young adults aged 14-24 where we'll explore and discuss graphic novels and manga that center queer stories and voices.  

Brother Love & Sisterly Affection: Philadelphia’s Pioneering Role in the Creation of the Modern LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement

This 1 hour presentation by David Acosta will explore the important, pioneering role that Philadelphia played in the founding of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. David Acosta is a Philadelphia based activist, artist, culture and…

LGBTQ

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