Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LGBT Pride Month

June is the month to recognize the experiences and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans. This month was originally chosen in recognition of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in New York City on June 28, 1969. However, the month of June took on more significance recently. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guaranteed marriage rights to same-sex couples across the country. 

Some Prominent LGBT Americans - 
Click on hyperlinked text to see library resources with more information about them.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) Poet
Mathew Brady [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Click here for a list of Walt Whitman books available in the library.

Claude McKay (1889 - 1948) Writer
By James L. Allen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Click here for a list of books by or about Claude McKay available in the library. 

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) Anthropologist
By Smithsonian Institution from United States (Margaret Mead (1901-1978)  Uploaded by Fæ) [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons.
Click here to find Margaret Mead books available in the library. 

Christine Jorgensen (1926 - 1989) World War II US Army Veteran 
Received sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark in 1951.
Photo by Maurice Seymour, New York (Original text : eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

The Dick Smith Library has a wide variety of resources on LGBT related topics. Let us know if we can assist you in finding library materials by calling 254-968-9249 or emailing at reference@tarleton.edu.

Additional Tarleton Resources: 
Office of Diversity and Inclusion's LGBTQ Ally program
Gay-Straight Alliance - student organization.

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