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Resources of interest of and about the LGBTI community
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2013 URL: http://guides.mysapl.org/pride Print Guide RSS Updates

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Under the tabs for each year is a recommended reading list of books called "Check OUT" and a list of movies called "Watch OUT". These books and materials are of interest to the LGBTI community and may be available for lending.

 

Go OUT

The events listed in each year are free and open to the public.  Often they are intended for a mature audience. Celebrate Diversity plans several yearly events for Pride that are relevant to and informative about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) members of the San Antonio community.

Come OUT - At this anticipated event, local LGBTI community leaders and personalities are invited to tell their coming out stories.

Work OUT - The LGBTI community discusses work place and business related issues and concerns.

Watch OUT - Enjoy a free movie at the library. Call your branch for the specific selection and details.

Stand OUT - Open a dialogue and dicuss the issues of civic engagement pertinent to the LGBTI community.

Act OUT - Enjoy performance art generated by the creative spirit of LGBTI artist, writers, actors, and performers.

Upcoming events are listed below. Mouse over the events to view the details.

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In June, the library observes and highlights the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex Americans.

The library’s mission states, “The San Antonio Public Library changes lives through the transformative power of information, imagination and ideas”.  Part of that transformative power is embracing the city’s diversity and including other points of view.  

The diversity of San Antonio goes beyond ethnic and racial lines, and twenty-first century libraries plan programs that appeal to a variety of people. Because of the variety, there is something for everyone. The Pride events planned in June are a part of the Library’s initiative to be relevant to a dynamic community and appeal to the many segments of a diverse city.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community of San Antonio is vibrant, vital, and visible. The San Antonio Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Chamber of Commerce estimates that this community controls about 4 billion dollars in economic power. According to the Advocate San Antonio was determined to be the “city with the highest percentage of gay and lesbian parents in the US”. (Advocate.com, 2011). Elaine Wolff quoted Mayor Julián Castro when he served as Grand Marshall of the 2009 Pride Parade:

 

San Antonio is America’s seventh-largest city. We’re a city that includes folks, that values our diversity – that doesn’t just tolerate diversity.” (SACurrent.com, 2009).

 

The San Antonio Public Library provides inclusive information in a respectful way.  In keeping with our own mission, the events and information shared through the library's material, programs, and web sites demonstrate the value that the City places on diversity. 

Find OUT

Interesting facts about San Antonio's LGBTI community

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