Pride Month 2023

June is Pride Month! Each year, Pride Month observes the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) individuals have had throughout history on local, national and international levels. Pride Month began as “Gay Pride Day,” a celebration to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, the catalyst of the gay rights movement. “Gay Pride Day” eventually became a month-long series of events such as parties, lectures, parades, workshops, concerts and events throughout the month of June, eventually culminating into “Pride Month.”


In honor of Pride Month, the Triton College Library features its updated research guide for LGBTQIA+ resources.

Check the library website for their digital book display to read and understand more about Pride Month,  LGBTQIA+ Online book display or come into the library to browse the physical book display. Some suggested reading includes the following resources which can be searched in their catalog:

  • Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History by Leila J. Rupp
  • LGBT Youth in America’s Schools by Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill
  • Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke
  • Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall by St. Sukie de la Croix
  • This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

On June 5th, read about Pride Month in the library blog. Click the link below to go straight to the library blog page:

Triton College Library Blog

The Triton College Library is celebrating all throughout the month of June in Film EVERY Thursday. Each film is showcasing the richness of our streaming media databases.

Come watch with us in the Library Classroom, then go home and stream it to watch again. See our featured films below:

In honor of Pride Month: Riot Act
Thursday, June 1, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

In honor of Caribbean American Month: Freedom Concert in honor of Harry Belafonte
Thursday, June 8, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

In honor of Juneteenth: “The Challenge of Freedom”
Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

In honor of National Zoo & Aquarium Month: “Big Animal Surgery”: Lion
Thursday, June 22, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

In honor of Pride Month: West Side Story in honor of Leonard Bernstein
Thursday, June 29, 2 p.m.
Triton College Library, Room A-215

Please see the Triton College Library website for hours of operation.

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PDC Pride Month Workshops

There are professional development offerings for Triton College employees. Employees need to sign up on the Professional Development Center (PDC) portal site to attend the events.

In Honor of National Pride Month
Last year, the PDC contracted with The Center on Halsted for a series of informative and interesting workshops. We are making the videos available and arranging for discussion time and space.

The PDC events are:
Foundations: Wednesday, June 7, 2-3 p.m.
Being an Ally: Wednesday, June 1 4, 2-3 p.m.
Barriers and Expectations: Wednesday, June 21, 2-3 p.m.

One possibility in pursuit of our shared values of equity and diversity is to interrupt inappropriate behavior when it occurs. There are various safe and effective techniques. Learn how.
Bystander Intervention
Thursday, June 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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Triton College Counseling & Wellness Support Services

Triton College Counseling and Wellness Support Services provides students with a safe place to discuss a wide variety of concerns in a confidential setting.

Find additional resources on the Counseling & Wellness Support Services website under "Resources".

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In-District Pride Month Gatherings

Make Your Own Pride Flag Kit & Contest
Create your own pride flag! Register for your kit and pick it up between May 15-June 2. After decorating your pride flag, turn it in by June 12 to be entered into the contest to win a $20 gift card.
Friday, June 2, All Day
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park

Rainbow Pride Storytime
Listen to stories, make a craft and have fun! Registration is from June 2 (9 a.m.)-June 15 (1 p.m.)
Friday, June 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Pkwy.
Elmwood Park

Pride Shake, Rattle & Read at Lindberg Park
Celebrate pride with a joy-filled story time!
Tuesday, June 20, 10-10:30 a.m.
Lindberg Park
1150 N. Marion St.
Oak Park

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Other Pride Month Gatherings

Chicago Pride Fest
Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, June 18, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
800 W. Waveland Ave.

Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, June 25, Noon
North Halsted neighborhood
Andersonville neighborhood

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Additional Information


LGBTQIA+ in Entertainment

LGBTQIA+ in Advocacy

LGBTQIA+ in Science

LGBTQIA+ in Astronomy

LGBTQIA+ in Mathematics

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