June is Pride month
LGBT or Gay Pride is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people it is a way of promoting dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation while increasing society’s awareness of the issues the LGBT community face and protesting about discrimination and violence.
During the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates Pride Month. Across the globe, various events are held as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. June was chosen because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969.
Pride Month is important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT community, as well as the wider societal implications. Pride Month is also an opportunity for peaceful protest and to raise political awareness of current issues facing the community, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness.
Pride in London on 11 September
Following the UK Government’s recently announced timetable for easing of lockdown restrictions, Pride in London – the UK’s largest Pride event – will be returning to the capital on the weekend of 11 September 2021. This year’s theme will be based on Pride in London’s values of Visibility, Unity and Equality – for all of our communities.
Read with Pride
Like to Read with Pride? We’ve a curated collection of great eBook & eAudiobook titles available on our Virtual Library. All you need is a device and your Redbridge library card. We will also have a selection of physical books available in our libraries.
Need to join the library? You can sign up here with immediate access to all our free online resources.
Collections available in our Virtual Library via Overdrive:
Watch with Pride – Kanopy collection
With your Library card, you have access to a range of films and documentaries through Kanopy. Check out Kanopy’s collection for Pride Month and start watching now!