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Celebrate LGBTQ Month in October!

Celebrate LGBTQ Month in October!

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month in October!

LGBTQ History Month celebrates the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Icons. During LGBTQ History Month, we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically.

Join the Waldport Public Library in celebrating LGBTQ History Month. Stop by the library and choose a book about one of the Icons from the LGBTQ community.  You can also order books through the Chinook Library Network or listen or read digitally from Oregon’s Library2Go Digital Library Consortium- all you need is your library number and password.

A Little History on how LGBTQ History Month began…

In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

Gay and Lesbian History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association, and other national organizations. In 2006 Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion, and resources for LGBTQ History Month.

The LGBTQ community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools, or in religious institutions. LGBTQ History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

Additional Resources:

  • LGBTQ History Month website.

https://lgbthistorymonth.com/  

  • GLAAD website.

https://www.glaad.org/  

  • ALA Rainbow Stonewall Book Awards List

https://www.ala.org/rt/rrt/award/stonewall/honored  

  • Over The Rainbow Books

https://www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow/  

Children’s Resource:

  • Rainbow Book List (2021).

https://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/

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