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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world.


Rodney Wilson - founder of LGBTQ History Month

SWIC Library joins with the campus community in celebrating diversity!

Join us during the month of October, as we highlight and celebrate the history and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning. The 'plus' sign refers to the many other self-identifications under the umbrella of 'sexuality' and/or 'gender'. LGBTQI+ is an umbrella term that encompasses the spectrum of people who aren't heterosexual.
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Check it out! Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color by Gilbert Baker 
“Gilbert Baker’s grand visions as an artist and activist entertained all who knew him and truly advanced the global LGBTQ movement. In creating the Rainbow Flag, he gave the world an iconic symbol. This powerful memoir is his final gift.” -Cleve Jones, activist.

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