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Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising (also called the Stonewall Riots) which galvanized the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City (NYC) police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York. This sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement.

On June 28, 1970, the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, three to five thousand people marched in the inaugural Pride in NYC. Today, millions of people march in NYC – and globally – with Pride and demonstrate for equal rights. (Source: Library of Congress)

Book recommendations

Throughout June, we're sharing staff book recommendations from: 

Historical images

We're also posting archival images from our Special Collections exclusively on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, so be sure to give us a follow (@uazlibraries).

More info, resources

About the University Libraries Diversity, Social Justice & Equity Council

Charged with developing a sustainable and holistic approach to advancing diversity and inclusion for the Libraries through internal programming and assessment, the council also provides advisement to leadership, and campus and community outreach.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity includes cross-promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) campus events – sponsored by and coordinated by – many different colleges, departments, groups, and DEI committees. 

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