STG resource guide: LGBQT+ Pride Month
Welcome to June, also known as LGBTQ+ Pride Month! This month is a time to celebrate and uplift the diverse community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other identities. As we commemorate the progress and contributions made by LGBTQ+ people throughout history, it's also important to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done. With that in mind, we've compiled a resource guide to help you learn, support, and uplift the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month and beyond. From books to movies, events to organizations, and everything in between, this guide has got you covered with a range of resources to explore. Let's celebrate Pride in all its colors!
About LGBQT+ Pride Month:
- History.com: LGBTQ+ Pride Month: What to Know
- Human Rights Campaign: Celebrating Pride Month
- Library of Congress: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
- National Park Service: LGBTQ Heritage Initiative
- USA Today: What is Pride Month, and why is it important?
- The New York Times: How Pride Month Became a Celebration
- Advocate: Pride Month and the Stonewall Uprising: A Timeline
- Red, White & Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston
- Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States, by Samantha Allen
- The Stonewall Reader, edited by the New York Public Library
- The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
- The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
- Fairest, by Meredith Talusan
- Sissy, by Jacob Tobia
- The Handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-wook
- Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins
- Carol, directed by Todd Haynes
- The Kids Are All Right, directed by Lisa Cholodenko
- But I'm a Cheerleader, directed by Jamie Babbit
- Seattle Pride Parade and Festival
- Trans Pride Seattle
- Seattle Queer Film Festival
- Pride ASIA
- Capitol Hill Pride Festival
- Anita's Brunch Bananza
Sunday, June 4, 2023 | Neptune Theatre
Monday, June 19, 2023 | Moore Theatre
Thursday, July 6, 2023 | Paramount Theatre
Sunday, August 6, 2023 | Paramount Theatre
Saturday, August 12, 2023 | Paramount Theatre
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | Neptune Theatre
Saturday, August 26, 2023 | Paramount Theatre
Sunday, September 10, 2023 | Moore Theatre
Thursday, September 28, 2023 | Paramount Theatre
LGBQT+ owned organizations in Seattle:
To find even more organizations to support, visit the Intentionalist — a site that "makes it easy to find and support local small businesses and the diverse people behind them through everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop"
- Elliot Bay Book Company -
- Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center - not only does this organization host events and offer resources for the LGBTQ+ community, but they also have a bookshop that features works by queer authors.
- Mystery Made - this shop offers a range of products from clothing to accessories, and even surfing gear.
- Wall of Sound - this record store carries a variety of music genres and offers a knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Big Little News - a newsstand stocked with indie magazines galore
- SugarPill - this makeup boutique offers vegan and cruelty-free products, along with workshops on makeup application.
- Plum Bistro - this restaurant offers plant-based cuisine with a global flair.
- Little Neon Taco - this restaurant specializes in delicious and creative tacos.
- Cafe Flora - owned by Nat Stratton-Clarke and his husband, this vegetarian restaurant offers a wide range of dishes made with local and organic ingredients.
- Frankie & Jo's - this ice cream shop offers plant-based ice cream flavors that are both delicious and creative.
- Witness - owned by chef and restaurateur, Trey Lamont, a gay man, this southern-style restaurant offers dishes with a modern twist.
- Terra Plata - owned by Tamara Murphy, a lesbian chef, this restaurant offers a farm-to-table menu that changes with the seasons.
Support groups and activism-centered organizations: