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LGBTQ Resources: Home

Welcome! Use the navigation tabs above to get started.  All are welcome to use this guide as well as physical library resources.  Students, faculty and staff should log in to online resources using their NetID and Password.  For assistance at anytime, please give us a call at (406)771-4398 or email library@gfcmsu.edu.  Also, stop by the library to see our display of books and dvd's for Pride Month.  

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June is Pride Month

"June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement. In the U.S. the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day."

In major cities across the nation the “day” soon encompassed a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. This commemorative month recognizes the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally."

Source:  Library of Congress (2020), "About LGBTQ Pride Month".  https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/

Photo Credit:  Logan G. Wight

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