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Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community | Robin Stevenson
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For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?
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Meaw_catlady
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Not really book related ( we were selling used books) but here is my best friend and my craft booth at pride festival this weekend! It was our first time doing this and we had a blast! I made scrunchies , crystal / die necklaces !

litenthusiast That is awesome! 4mo
britt_brooke Fun! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Cool! 4mo
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Branwen Love it! 💕 4mo
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
BlameJennyJane So cool to see the festival you were talking about... definitely Litsy and BFC related. Looks fun!!! 4mo
sudi Sounds fun! 😃 4mo
youneverarrived 💙💙 4mo
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nelehelen
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Happy #pride2019! 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Litsy
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June is LGBTQ+ #Pride Month, and our sister site, #LibraryThing, is celebrating with a themed treasure hunt! Solve the clues to find rainbows (🌈) scattered around the site.

https://www.librarything.com/hunt_2019-06.php

If you're not already on LibraryThing, this is a fun way to get to know the site! Plus there are prizes to be had.

Need a hint? See the Talk discussion: https://www.librarything.com/topic/307936

Magpiegem I love those gorgeous pride penguins 😍 6mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Yay! It‘s Pride month!! Tor has some free titles!
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

DaveGreen7777 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 6mo
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SW-T
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Bibliogeekery
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Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈

JoScho ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 1y
Soubhiville Yay! Happy Pride!!!🏳️‍🌈 1y
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Bibliogeekery
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Pride fun with these cuties yesterday! 🏳️‍🌈

AmyG Adorable! 1y
saresmoore 😍 1y
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TheBookHippie
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#pride spent the morning at our pride event here in town :very peaceful today sans the usual hatemonger protesters !!! Phew

#love🌈❤️💛💜💚💙❤️

Lmstraubie Hopefully that is a good sign that minds are opening 🙂🏳️‍🌈 1y
TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie HA NO...we have spoken to them so many times I think that group has tired of arguing 🙌🏻🙌🏻😂🤣🙄but yes it's hope none the less (edited) 1y
Lmstraubie @TheBookHippie Your dedication is to be admired! 1y
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Bronte_Chintz 💖💖💖 1y
TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie We kept stressing to them that CHILDREN attend this event...their suicide rate is horrific ...maybe it sunk in ... 1y
Trashcanman @TheBookHippie those people are so misguided, they attend every L.A pride with signs saying to repent or go to hell. Such hate in their hearts. It's saddening. 1y
Trashcanman 💛💛💛💛💛 1y
TheBookHippie @Trashcanman seriously the God hates ....bothers me immensely ...ignorant fear mongers 😡 1y
AmyG I will never understand the use of God to justify hate. Love is love. It‘s all beautiful. 💛🧡❤️💚💙💜 (edited) 1y
AlaMich At the Chicago parade a couple of years ago we saw them...their little group was back against a building and right in front of them, right at the curb, was a different small group. This group had signs saying something to the effect of, we‘re Christian and we‘re sorry that other Christians behave in such an unchristian way. It was interesting. 1y
TheBookHippie @AlaMich we brought our Bibles and asked them to show us where it says God hates....they didn't come this year... 1y
AlaMich @TheBookHippie progress!! 1y
CarolynM @TheBookHippie Love your approach❤️ 1y
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TheBookHippie
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I forgot who asked me about the cross on my lanyard 🌈
In my community LGBTQIA kiddos are often told God hates them. So I wear this TRUTH of love to give them support.

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Just love people. Goodness .

#pride

Buddys_Momma Yes!!!! 💜💜🏳️‍🌈 2y
MissAimz_55 Love this! 2y
GingerAntics Yes. This. So glad to find someone else who just wants to love all people. 2y
CarolynM So true❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Crystalblu
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My first library display!

BarbaraTheBibliophage It looks great! 2y
Reggie Nice!!!! 2y
Hollie Great job 😍 2y
RaimeyGallant Lovely! 2y
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swishandflick
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Kicking off Pride month at the office! 🏳️‍🌈

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Bibliogeekery
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My niece and her pal marching together at Pride 😍🏳️‍🌈🎉! #queerbooks #transbooks

Bookzombie 💗💗🌈 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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I haven't accomplished much in the way of reading this weekend - I've been too busy celebrating Pride in Toronto!! Happy Pride everyone!!! 🏳️‍🌈💜🎉😍🏳️‍🌈😘 #queerbooks #transbooks

AiBBot Happy Pride!🌈 (edited) 2y
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Lindy
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Pickpick

I love that this youth (age 10-up) nonfiction about Pride includes lots of young people in historical and world contexts. For example, trans woman Sylvia Rivera, who was in the first Stonewall riot, was kicked out of home and living on the street at age 10. A 12-yr-old Canadian has filed a human rights complaint arguing for removal of gender designations from all birth certificates. Lots of bright photos celebrate diversity. 💚💛❤️💜💙

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Lindy
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Russian law bans any public displays of LGBTQ culture. At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, 14 activists were arrested on opening day alone. Why? "Ten of them waved rainbow flags in Moscow's Red Square. The other four held up a sign quoting the Olympic Charter's ban on any form of discrimination."

Bibliogeekery Are you enjoying this book? I'm curious about it #queerbooks 3y
Lindy @Bibliogeekery It's very well done. Although aimed at kids and young teens, there's plenty for adult readers to appreciate. 3y
Bibliogeekery Thanks! Great! Gonna check it out 3y
ReadingEnvy I'm concerned for Russia... This move and then this year they overturned their equivalent of the Violence Against Women act. 3y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Yes, it's a worry. 🙁 3y
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Lindy
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"Today is the only time of year that I am myself. I don't have to hide from anyone." -Senef Cakmak, speaking at a Pride parade in Istanbul.

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Lindy
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Bibliogeekery Such a great quote! ❤️ 3y
Lindy @Bibliogeekery A few months ago, @DeborahSmall raised a discussion regarding use of the label Queer in North America vs the UK. In this book it's used as an umbrella term, while recognizing that for some "the word is too strongly associated with memories of taunts and aggression." 3y
Bibliogeekery Yeah. It's an often discussed thing here too. While some folks (like me) like the reclamation of the word and the inclusivity of the term (no matter how many letters you add to that alphabet soup someone still gets left out 😉) other people don't like the older, regressive associations (and I get that too). Words are complicated and imperfect. 3y
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Lindy @Bibliogeekery That's why I took particular notice of this quote from Daisy Hernandez. Words often being a compromise. 👍 3y
Bibliogeekery @Lindy yeah! Such a good one! Thanks for posting it! I'm going to write it down. 🙂 3y
DeborahSmall @Lindy @Bibliogeekery I still struggle with the word 'queer' too many bad memories associated with my brother and sister being bullied. I've talked to them about the whole 'reclaiming' of a derogatory word used to abuse their sexuality, they just won't have it. So for me, it will always be LGBT 🏳️‍🌈💚 3y
Bibliogeekery @DeborahSmall whatever works best for you! I identify as queer myself - it's the term that best works for me and my sexuality 🙂 3y
DeborahSmall @Bibliogeekery I totally understand and love the effect that reclaiming a word that has caused so much pain has had. My brother was stabbed outside a gay club and the bastard that attacked him called him a queer faggot or faggot queer. So I understand my brothers reluctance to embrace that change. As I said to @Lindy before I think it is also to do with time my brother is 35 and my sister almost 33. Although they find the word offensive 3y
DeborahSmall They have said that in Glasgow the word is used with the younger generation in a positive way. 3y
Lindy @DeborahSmall I'm glad to hear that an attitude shift is happening in Glasgow. I hope that young people will influence larger society for the better. 🌈 3y
Bibliogeekery @DeborahSmall I'm truly sorry that your brother (and so many of us) have experienced that kind of hateful, homophobic violence. It's despicable. I am a psychotherapist who works in the queer community so I hear these kind of horrific stories most days. Ugh. The world. Sending love and rainbow solidarity (by whatever name) to you and your family. 💞 3y
DeborahSmall @Bibliogeekery Thank you. And to you too, a hard but very rewarding vocation you have 🏳️‍🌈💕 3y
DeborahSmall @Lindy ❤️😘hugs as always 3y
Bibliogeekery @DeborahSmall hard and rewarding indeed! It breaks my heart and gives me hope daily. People are so strong! 💪💞 3y
geodynamical I live in Austin, TX where it's celebrated to be weird. We have a pride radio station, and, while I don't tell people this, I consider myself queer... In the sense that I am not totally straight, nor totally gay nor bi nor pan... I'm just odd with nontraditional fantasies. I use queer as an umbrella term, but I know being queer isn't normal in the neighboring counties... Keep Austin Weird! 3y
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Lindy
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slategreyskies I have a book of her poems next to my bed. This reminds me to pick it up and read it already! Great quote! ❤️ 3y
Lindy @slategreyskies I hope you will post some Audre Lorde quotes on Litsy. 😀 3y
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wow_reads
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Youth activism has always influenced issues of social justice, and Pride shares the true stories of young people who did that for the #LGBT+ community. Fiction can also relate truths that help readers see themselves and create compassion.

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JessReads
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I made my #rainbowbookstack using only YA that I've read and loved! #riotgrams

Reviewsbylola 🌈😍🌈😍 3y
britt_brooke Ooh, lovely! 3y
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