June is celebrated in the United States as Pride Month, to honor and create awareness about the contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals.
In order to celebrate Pride Month, we hope that you check out some of resources to help you understand some of their lived experiences.
- Center for Black Equity
- UCLA Williams Institute report on Black LGBT Adults in the US
- GLAAD Black History Kit
- It Gets Better Project (has an extensive list of organizations serving LGBTQ communities)
- Pride in the Pews
- LGBTQ/SGL Fraternities and Sororities
- FX Docuseries Pride (access via a cable provider or a streaming service)
- Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. United Kingdom: Atria Books, 2014.
- Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction. United States: Start Publishing LLC, 2011.
- Brown, Leighton., Riemer, Matthew. We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation. United States: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed, 2019.
- Nugent, Richard., Gates, Henry Louis., Nugent, Bruce. Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent. United Kingdom: Duke University Press, 2002.
- Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. United States: Redbone Press, 2007.
- Má-ka: Diasporic Juks : Contemporary Writing by Queers of African Descent. Canada: Sister Vision, 1997.
- Shades: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent. United States: Avon Books, 1996.