Monday, June 15, 2015

LGBTQ Pride Month

If you are around campus this summer, come check out the Library’s new book display on LGBTQ pride history month. If you are not already aware, June is national pride month. The library decided to honor this event with a display featuring books, DVDs and journals about LGBTQ rights, struggles and history. It is important to educate ourselves on this topic, even if you are not a member of the LGBTQ community, as it is very relevant.

Vanity Fair’s June 9th issue introduces Caitlyn Jenner to the world. Formerly known as Bruce, Caitlyn is a transgender female who is looking to educate the world on issues that transgender people face. The issue features a 22 page cover story on Caitlyn’s scary decision to present herself to the world. Fortunately, she has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback including support from her family members, the Kardashians.

While our society is becoming more accepting of LGBTQ people, there is still a lot of phobias and issues surrounding this topic. It is important to become educated so that the world can become a more accepting place. Please stop by the library to check out a book, DVD or journal about LGBTQ issues. You may learn a thing or two and see that you are able to help someone who is struggling with feeling accepted.

Additionally, New York City will be hosting events from June 23-28 surrounding LGBTQ pride. If you are in the city during that time, consider checking out an event. To learn more about the events or how you can get involved, please click on this link:  

Posted on June 15, 2015 I Blog post by Rachel Gass (student worker of the LIM College Library)