During Pride Month, we celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ community and the impact its members have had on local, national, and international history. Pride is celebrated each June in honour of the Stonewall Uprising, which took place in 1969 in Manhattan.
June is Pride Month, a time for celebrating the LGBTQ2S+ community. Its highlight is the Pride Parade at the end of the month. This year we find ourselves in a changed world and the cancellation of Toronto’s traditional Pride celebrations is a huge loss.
Reading books and watching movies that celebrate the community is a safe way to honour Pride Month.
Hoopla has curated a PRIDE collection and they’re all free to download with your CPL card. Put a rainbow in your eReading list today:
Virtual Pride Book Club: On June 17 at 7 pm, join us to discuss Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi. This Canada Reads selection deals with themes of faith, family, queerness, and belonging. To read a copy of this book, please go to the library’s catalogue and place a hold (available on a first-come basis), or borrow it digitally on Hoopla. (Please note this program is for participants aged 16+ due to mature themes.)
Click here to learn more about CPL’s free LGBTQ2S+ online programs/activities and browse our recommended reads throughout June 2021.
Looking for more information or greater involvement in the community? Check out Caledon Pride!