Resources for celebrating Pride throughout the year
We firmly believe that Pride doesn’t end in June. Pride is a never-ending celebration of support, awareness, and inclusion. To help you further educate yourself on the LGBTQIA+ experience and celebrate the contribution the community makes to society, here is a list of resources we’ve put together to help you get started 🎉
The Velvet Rage (Alan Downs)
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World is an influential 2005 book by Alan Downs, a clinical psychologist. It argues that shame is a significant motivation for many gay men.
Stonewall (Martin Duberman)
The definitive history of the Stonewall riots, the first Gay Rights March, and the LGBTQ+ people at the center of the movement.
Less (Andrew Sean Greer)
Less is a 2017 satirical comedy novel by American author Andrew Sean Greer. It follows writer Arthur Less while he travels the world on a literary tour to numb his loss of the man he loves. It won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Rainbow Milk (Paul Mendez)
Rainbow Milk is a semi-autobiographical novel that tells the story of Jesse McCarthy, a Black gay man who flees his home after being outed by community members.
(Disclaimer: Has graphic language)
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-of-age story about a lesbian girl who grows up in an English Pentecostal community.
The Price of Salt (Patricia Highsmith)
The Price of Salt is a 1952 romance novel by Patricia Highsmith that pushed the boundaries of lesbian fiction. Because of this, the book was first published under the pseudonym "Claire Morgan."
Documentaries, Movies & Media
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020)
Disclosure is a film about how transgender individuals are portrayed in film and television.
A reality competition series centered on voguing and ballroom culture — a once-underground LGBTQIA+ subculture dating back to the 19th century.
A sci-fi drama about a powerful and diverse group of people with a special connection.
An animated series about a half-gem, half-human boy being raised by the Crystal Gems, the last remnants of an alien rebellion that saved the world hundreds of years ago.
Mental Health & Wellness
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
The Trevor Project
is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Organizations
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.
National LGBTQ+ Task Force
advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ+ people, building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives.
National Center for Transgender Equality
is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people.
is an advocacy group promoting the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex people at the European level.
It Gets Better Project,
It Gets Better Project, whose mission is to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.