I missed both of the above articles when they first came out, and I missed them for Pride Month. They are both interesting, especially since they tell the story of the activists who lead the LBGT community’s stand up against police brutality. One is telling about a series that PBS put out last year about how Pride became mainstream. The other is telling about the people who made it happen.
It is interesting to me that, in the above article, a priest can preach anti-gay sentiments and get away with it. We are taught by the Church to love everyone. I don’t necessarily agree with pushing him off the stage/altar, but I also don’t disagree with the woman who pushed him.
Here is a list of books for Pride Month. I haven’t read any of these, but I own one. I guess I need to get working on them one of these days. I’ll probably have to extend Pride Month to all year round in order to finish these. That’s not a bad thing, really.
Here is another card by Clockworkbook. The top card is the original card. The bottom is marked so that I know where I can make a Bingo. The brown X is the book I’ve read. The pink circles mark the books that I want to read, but don’t have. The orange circles are the books that I have, but haven’t read yet. It looks like I have a lot of work to do in this genre.
Most of the activities for pride month have been canceled. While it’s disappointing, companies, such as the one that makes Skittles are still celebrating. The above linked article shows the example that Skittles is setting.
Usually, I’m all over Pride Month. I just haven’t been able to get much going since I usually celebrate by putting books on hold and picking them up from the library. Unfortunately, the library is still closed, so that can’t happen this year.
Also, the parades were cancelled months ago, so I won’t be attending those, either.
I have been thinking about it, but I just am not having my usual adventures. I hope to get to some of the books that I have listed. The library won’t be much help for a while, unfortunately.
The above linked article tells about books for Pride Month. I have only read one of these so far, but a few of the rest of the list have been on my TBR for a while. I should get to them, especially since I own quite a few.
Maurice: A Novel
Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel
The Color Purple
The Price of Salt
The Gods of Tango
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir
Tales of the City: A Novel
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
You’ll Grow Out of It
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story
City of Night
Under the Udala Trees
The Hours: A Novel
Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
When Katie Met Cassidy
On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual
Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family
The above article talks about some of the programs the San Francisco library is running for the 50th anniversary of Pride. I’ll be working on more books with the theme this year. I learned a lot last year, but with the 50th anniversary upon us, I know I have a lot more to learn.
I am a little disappointed that these events are only being held at the Castro library. I would think that the information would be made more readily available to all of the library patrons, not just those who use this one branch.