LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated annually in June across the globe. In Johnson County, the Board of County Commissioners issued a Pride Month proclamation on June 16, 2022.
Pride Month began on June 28, 1970, one year to the day after the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising: a series of protests by the LGBTQ community, led primarily by Black and Brown trans and queer people. On that first anniversary, parades were held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Whether you celebrate Pride Month or want to learn more about its purpose, the Library has resources to better understand this history both locally and throughout the country. We encourage you to explore our catalog to find stories and resources that speak to you, but our Librarians have also gathered some resources for anyone interested. Click the Continue link for book lists, eResources, research tools, local resources and events.