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June is Pride Month

Celebration + Reading List

By the Executive Service Corps | Published June 2021


Pride Month is an annual commemoration held during the entire month of June to remember the June 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village, New York, that served to launch the LGBTQ rights movement in America. Executive Service Corps encourages all organizations and companies to review and update their policies to ensure inclusivity of all individuals on an annual basis.

Book clubs, including those affiliated with organizations, and individuals can choose books related to the holidays of each month, making June a great time to read about Harvey Milk or any other LGBTQ+ leaders in our country's history. Some companies celebrate by organizing fundraisers for LGBTQ+ local organizations. Organizations can utilize LGBTQ+ speakers to conduct awareness training for team members. There are many ways to celebrate Pride month. Executive Service Corps encourages you to use it as an opportunity to be a mindful and inclusive ally. 

Many LGBTQ+ Pride activities have moved to later in the 2021. A calendar for Chicago events beginning in October can be found by visiting the Chicago Pride Fest website. You can celebrate Pride today and every day. We welcome you to enjoy the Executive Service Corps' Pride Reading List.

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Pride Month Recommended Reading List

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Link to Book
Author's Social Media
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages
Saundra Mitchell
And Tango Makes Three (Children's Book)
Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole
And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality
Mark Segal
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Randy Shilts
Beyond the Gender Binary (Age 12 and Up)
Alok Vaid-Menon, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity
C. Riley Snorton
Garth Greenwell
Fairest: A Memoir
Meredith Talusan
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us
Kate Bornstein
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
Andrea Ritchie
Leah On the Offbeat
Becky Albertalli
Love Wins
Debbie Cenziper, Jim Obergefell
Julie Anne Peters
Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir
Terry Galloway
No Tea, No Shade. New Writings in Black Queer Studies
E. Patrick Johnson, Editor
Pink Triangle : The Nazi War Against Homosexuals
Richard Plant
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag (Children’s Book)
Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno
Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders
Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall
She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders
Jennifer Finney Boylan
The Black Flamingo (Young Adult Novel)
Dean Atta
The Gay Revolution
Lillian Faderman
The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
Randy Shilts
Transgender Warriors: The Making of History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman
Leslie Feinberg
Glennon Doyle
When We Rise
Cleve Jones
When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel
Anna-Marie Mclemore
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