Under the tabs for each year is a recommended reading list of books and movies called "Check OUT" . These books and materials are of interest to the LGBTI community and may be available for lending.
Participate in an event that the Library produced for PRIDE
Links to library allies, community resources, and LGBTI suport groups and organizations.
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
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.
June is Pride Month
The month of June has been set aside to celebrate the contrbutions to culture and society of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex. June marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
On June 28, 1969, the LGBTI communities of New York rioted in Greenwich Village rioted following the raid on the Stonewall Inn. Protesters advocated for LGBTI rights and protections.
Interesting facts about San Antonio's LGBTI community