Moving Forward: Gay Pride

"Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies." ~ Robert Kennedy.
 

Books


 Money boy book coverMoney boy
by Paul Yee
FIC YEE
When young immigrant Ray Liu's father discovers he has been cruising gay websites he is kicked out of the family home.


Understanding your civil rights book cover Understanding your civil rights
by Russell Kootz & David Seidman
323.0973 K
Learn about and understand your civil rights as an American.



 The house you pass on the way book coverThe house you pass on the way
by Jacqueline Woodson
FIC WOODSON
14 year-old Staggerlee, the daughter of a racially mixed marriage, spends a summer with her cousin Trout, & begins to question her sexuality.


 Two boys kissing book coverTwo boys kissing
by David Levithan
FIC LEVITHAN
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens.


 the Stonewall Riots and the gay rights movement book cover Gay power! : the Stonewall Riots and the gay rights movement, 1969
by Betsy Kuhn
306.766 K
Explore the decades of discrimination and abuse that gay people endured in earlier eras.


 Being Emily book coverBeing Emily
by Rachel Gold
FIC GOLD
When Emily tries telling people that she is really Emily, and not Christopher, no one listens…until new friends come into her life.


 Inheritance book coverInheritance
by Malinda Lo
FIC LO
When teens Reese and David are kidnapped after revealing that they were adapted with alien DNA.


 Parrotfish book cover Parrotfish
by Ellen Wittlinger
FIC WITTLINGER
A transgendered high school student, Grady yearns for acceptance by his classmates and family.


 Out law book coverOut law
by Lisa Keen
342.7308 K
Sex : legal and not -- Pleading the first -- The powers of assembly --Protecting your privacy, and more.
 

 

Database Highlight

Search through over 160 collections like letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers, and maps in New York Heritage Digital Collection to discover New York State's extensive history. (Use your library card to access all BPL databases for FREE.)

To access this database from BPL's website go to Articles & Databases → Teen → New York Heritage Digital Collection

 

Websites

I am a Gay Teen in High school
http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-A-Gay-Teen-In-Highschool/3206899

TIME Magazine Celebrates Transexualism
http://sandrarose.com/2014/05/time-magazine-celebrates-transsexualism/
Laverne Cox, an Orange is The New Black actor, graces the magazine cover in a special that looks at progress in gay rights.

Understanding Your Gay Teen
http://life.familyeducation.com/teen/sexuality/36545.html
An article you can share with your parents to help them gain understanding about experiences of being gay.

Heritage of Pride
http://www.nycpride.org/about
Photographic timeline of gay rights in NYC.

Lambda Legal: Know Your Rights: Proms, Dances & Dating
http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/proms-dances-and-dating/youth
You have the right to safely bring a same-sex date to prom.
 
LGBT Community Center National History Archive

https://gaycenter.org/archives
This archive includes photography, personal journals, radio and video clips and news clippings from the lives of LGBT people.
 
Teen Ink: Legalizing Gay Marriage

http://www.teenink.com/opinion/all/article/10027/Legalizing-Gay-Marriage/
A teen gives her thoughts on gay marriage.
 
Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-questioning, Intersex, Asexual individuals, and Their Allies

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2014-popular-paperbacks-young-adults#GLBTQ
A recent list of highly readable books for teens with GLBTQ characters.

Gay, Lesbian, Bi Relationships are okay
http://www.teenink.com/opinion/love_relationships/article/135420/Gay-Lesbian-bi-relationships-are-okay/
 
Statistics You Should Know About Gay & Transgender Students

http://www.pflagnyc.org/safeschools/statistics

 

Events

Summer Reading Kickoff, June 5th
Visit your local Brooklyn Public Library for FREE FUN activities and goodies as you get signed up for summer reading!
http://catalog.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/iii/calendar/month
 
Puerto Rican day Parade, June 8
The parade begins at 44th Street and goes up Fifth Avenue.
http://www.nprdpinc.org/
 
Brooklyn Pride Week, June 9-14
http://brooklynpride.org/prideweek2014/

Human Rights Films, June 12-22
Compelling films from around the world about truth, justice, accountability, and human dignity at Lincoln Center.
https://ff.hrw.org/new-york

NYC Pride, June 24-29
Check out NYC Pride week line-up.
http://www.nycpride.org/events
 
American Crafts Festival, June 7, 8, 14 & 15
features artists, entertainment, and craft demonstrations in tents outside the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.