June is a month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to celebrate and honor those who have fought for equality. Following former President Clinton's lead, President Obama declared June LGBTQ Pride Month and is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans. Today, LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and these events attract millions of participants around the world.
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All new and incoming students, staff and faculty are welcomed to attend this event! Attendees have the opportunity to mix and mingle with Texas State LGBTQIA+ and Ally students, organizations staff and faculty. This welcome reception is a great opportunity to meet members LGBTIQA+ organizations, new friends, and potential mentors. You will learn about University resources and opportunities that are available. Refreshments, food and prizes are provided and the event takes place twice a year, at the beginning of the Spring and Fall semesters. Student Diversity and Inclusion: The SDI Office, @TxStateIIE
Rainbow Book Lists recognize current quality non-fiction and fiction books that authentically express gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences. Rainbow Books@Alkek
Stonewall Book Awards are sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table, awards for literature & non-fiction, and about 10 finalists each year. (1971-present; Children's & Young Adult titles 2010-present). Stonewall Books@Alkek
Lambda Literary Awards in 21 categories include biography, children's/young adult, debut, drama, erotica, mystery, poetry, romance, science fiction, LGBT studies, etc. (1988-present). Lambda Books@Alkek