We’re celebrating Pride Week at the Library! Both the Pride and Transgender flags are proudly on display in all three libraries.
Use this guide to find a good read from the Sheridan Library for Pride Week (or any time); discover the concepts behind the flags and symbols of the LGBTQ+ community; and discover the origins of Pride.
All the books below are available to sign out. Click on a book cover to get more information, or ask library staff for help.
Thanks to the Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) for donating these books and more. CEI purchased the books with funds from the Sheridan Women's Safety Grant.
Flags and Symbols
The Pride flag will be flown at all three campuses from June 5 to June 28 on outdoor flagpoles at Trafalgar and Davis, and indoors at HMC. Additionally, the trans, bi, and lesbian flags will be placed in the Trafalgar SCAET Atrium for the month of June.
Did you know the the original rainbow flag had more colours? They were omitted when the creator, Gilbert Baker, found some colours were difficult to reproduce commercially. The Transgender flag was created by Monika Helms and first flown in an Arizona Pride Parade in 2000. Find out more on The Flags of Pride guide.
The Stonewall Uprisings: 50th Anniversary
When police raided New York’s Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, on June 28, 1969, the patrons and neighbourhood supporters fought back against the harassment and legal discrimination common at this time. The uprisings marked a turning point for the community’s fight for their civil rights. A year after Stonewall, the first Gay Pride March took place in New York to commemorate the event and advocate for gay rights. Learn more on the Stonewall Forever site developed by the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Centre.
SOURCE: New York Public Library