Pride Month 2024

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 globally. 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.”


Source: Library of Congress

LGBTQIA+ Reference Books Available in the Triton College Library 

  • 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  

The Library’s Virtual Link for Pride Month

Enjoy the Pride book display in the Library for the entire month of June.  

The Triton College Library will be hosting its Now Showing Series in June, featuring a film in honor of Pride Month. The film will be shown in the Library classroom (A Building, Room A-215).

Hot to Trot: The World of Same-Sex Ballroom Dance
Thursday, June 6
2 p.m.

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PDC Pride Month Workshops

There are three Professional Development Center (PDC) offerings for Triton College employees. Please RSVP to these events at

The PDC events are:

Stonewall at 50 Documentary
Tuesday, June 25
2-3 p.m.
Location: TBA

Bystander Intervention
Wednesday, June 26
2-3 p.m.
Room B-204 (B Building)

On Common Ground Panel Discussion
“What Do I Want Triton Faculty and Staff to Know?”
Individuals from Triton’s On Common Ground student organization will share their thoughts.
Thursday, June 27
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Library (A Building)

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Triton College Counseling & Wellness Support Services

Triton College Counseling & Wellness Support Services Recommends These Resources

Find These Resources on the Counseling & Wellness Support Services Website Under “Resources”

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In-District Pride Month Gatherings

Celebrate Pride: Digital Collage & Poster Design
Wednesday, June 5
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park

Wednesday Matinee Film Series: “Pride”
Wednesday, June 12
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park

Rainbow Dance Party Pride Storytime
Thursday, June 20
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park

The Rainbow Around Us
Friday, June 28
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park

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Other Pride Month Gatherings 

Chicago Pride Fest
Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
3656 N. Halsted St.

Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30
11 a.m.
The parade will begin in the Northalsted neighborhood and will wrap up in Lincoln Park.

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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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