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Staff Picks

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Downtown Staff Celebrates Pride Month

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  Guided by Downtown staff members Amy D and Sherry Y,  we’ve put our heads together and picked a few titles about this period of LGBTQ history (plus a couple of our personal favorites). 
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The movement she starts offers one of the most important lessons of all: that real change happens when people join together and fight back against injustice, and that young people always have the most important role to play in making that happen.


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Ayesha at Last
Uzma Jalaluddin
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Mostly Dead Things
Kristen Arnett
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Helon Habila


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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
John Cameron Mitchell
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Just Friends
Ellen Smit
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Lez Bomb
Jenna Laurenzo
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Naz & Maalik
Jay Dockendorf
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Out Late
Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brooke


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All Things Majestic
Jennifer Higdon
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Emily King