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.
Featured library events centered on the LGBTI community. All library events are free and open to the public. Just click to view the details.
Links to library allies, community resources, and LGBTI 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 we offer are informative and demonstrate the value that the City places on diversity.
Interesting facts about San Antonio's LGBTI community