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The LA County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Proclaiming June 2021 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or Allied and Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) Pride Month” and the County Library’s Pride page https://lacountylibrary.org/pride/ includes resources and materials that inform about and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles County and beyond.

The page will be updated regularly so check back for more new and exciting booklists, art activities, learning pathways, and more, for all ages.

The library kicked off Pride Month with a curated collection of 20 films on Kanopy that celebrate the diversity and determination of the LGBTQI+ community. Included are documentaries like Stonewall Uprising and Political Animals that examine Pride’s early days and the lead-up to marriage equality. Feature films like Oscar-winning Moonlight, New York Times Critics’ Pick Saturday Church, and Maurice starring Hugh Grant, showcases the ongoing heart and humanity of those who choose love despite tough odds.

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, observed October 11, the library invites residents to add their coming out story to LA County Library’s Community Collection on BiblioBoard.

Everyone’s story is unique, whether it was coming out to a special person, parents, family, or the world. We welcome anecdotes, poems, paintings, videos, and songs that spotlight those journeys.

The library will be accepting submissions on an ongoing basis. One piece per person may be submitted. Submissions can vary in format, including images of artworks, photographs, written works, or audio content.This content portal is part of the BiblioBoard Library and is open to all LA County Residents. Children under the age of 13 must have a caregiver submit their digital items for them. Keep in mind that any submissions accepted into this community collection will be viewable by people of all ages. https://lacountylibrary.librariesshare.com/comingoutstories/.