The Sexual & Reproductive Health Committee is not advocating that you teach about Pride Month at your site. This blog post is to provide links to various resources that you may find personally beneficial during Pride Month.
This article posted on the Peace Corps website tells the stories of various LGBT volunteers that served around the world. Here is a link to a general “LGBT” search on the Peace Corps website.
“The Library of Congress is the largest single repository of world knowledge in a single place. In addition to having the mission of acquiring and preserving this exponentially growing body of knowledge, the Library of Congress is responsible for making all of its vast collection accessible to all.
The Library’s numerous collections contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. The contributions of members of the LGBT community are preserved as part of our nation’s history, and include noted artistic works, musical compositions, and contemporary novels. The Library’s American collections range from the iconic poetry of Walt Whitman through the manuscripts of the founder of LGBT activism in Washington, D.C., Frank Kameny.
The Library’s month-long celebration demonstrates how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill.
The legacy of LGBT individuals is being discovered by interested readers and seasoned researchers perusing unparalleled global collections. The acquisition of historic material and the ongoing program of copyright deposits will continue to enrich the Library’s holdings of LGBT materials.”
Visit this link if you are looking to see which companies are partnering up to show their pride. In addition they have articles relating to LGBTQ+ events and news around the world.
Who doesn’t love PBS? This page is full of tv programs and movies that will be shown on PBS throughout the month. There are some videos that not available in our region because of “right restrictions” but if you have a VPN you should be able to get around it. I personally suggest the show Vicious with none other than the lovely Sir Ian McKellan and Iwan Rheon (aka Ramsay Bolton/Snow for you GoT fans).
Though, obviously, you will mostly likely not be able to breach this topic in your site, here are resources that we want to make available. GLSN is a great resource not only for Pride Month but also topics concerning members of school communities how to ensure they are valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
The US Department of Defense even has an impressive PowerPoint presentation about the history of LGBT people working in the government, specifically the armed forces.
Pride events in the United States:
International Pride Events:
For the complete list of pride events, please click here.