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Resources of interest of and about the LGBTI community
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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.

View our recommended reading lists and borrow one today!



Participate in an event that the Library produced for PRIDE

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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”. (, 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.” (, 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. 


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.


Who are LGBTI

Understanding the issues of the LGBTI community requires understanding the spectra of identity, sexuality, and biology. The diagram on the Women's Health Clinic website and featured below offers a simplified explanation.

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Interesting facts about San Antonio's LGBTI community

  • Gay Parents Rule in San Antonio
    "Gay Parents Rule in San Antonio |" Gay Parents Rule in San Antonio | Advocate, 17 Nov. 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2016. .

    More than a third of cohabiting same-sex couples in San Antonio
    are raising children, making it the city with the highest percentage of gay and lesbian parents in the U.S.
  • San Antonio's LGBT Scene
    "Visit San Antonio, Texas | Explore San Antonio Things to Do, Attractions, Events, River Walk & More." Visit San Antonio, Texas | Explore San Antonio Things to Do, Attractions, Events, River Walk & More. San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2016. .

    Romantic, historic, and culturally rich San Antonio abounds with gay-friendly and in many instances—LGBT-owned-businesses, from charming Victorian B&Bs to hip coffee houses to high-energy nightspots. Affordable, welcoming San Antonio has plenty going for it year-round, from Fiesta in April to the lively Pride SA-Pride Bigger Than Texas Block Party and Parade each summer to colorful holiday celebrations along the River Walk in December. The San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce gives San Antonio's LGBT community an important voice.
  • San Antonio: Flourishing and Artsy Gay Scene
    Collins, Andrew. "Flourishing and Artsy San Antonio - - Gay Chat, Love & Travel." BGaycom Gay Chat Love Travel. N.p., 01 May 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2016. .

    The most-visited city in the state, San Antonio in many ways embodies the quintessential Texas spirit that outsiders seek but never seem to find in Austin, Dallas, and Houston. There's also a flourishing arts scene, a sizable if somewhat inconspicuous gay community, and plenty of sophisticated restaurants and elegant hotels. Granted, this generally conservative city has no shortage of schmaltzy family attractions, raucous theme parks, touristy dance halls, and rowdy bars and chain restaurants. But with its rich history and engaging cultural attractions, San Antonio makes for a delightful long-weekend getaway.

  • Can SA’s “Gay Dollar” Make Policy Impact?
    Wrigth, Jeffrey. "Can SA's "Gay Dollar" Make Policy Impact?" San Antonio Current. N.p., 25 June 2013. Web. 14 Apr. 2015. .

    Money talks, but does it make a sound if no one is listening? San Antonio LGBT consumers pack enough buying power to bankroll the entire city budget for a year and a half. Yet in many cases here, they’re still fighting for full citizenship in both the workplace and public policy.

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