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Pride Month and LGBTQIA+ Resources at CLP

It’s Pride Month again—and normally we’d be updating our online booklists with some of the titles we’ve added in the last year. It hasn’t been a normal year (to say the least), so we haven’t quite managed to do that (yet). But we’re happy to share some new titles here and to point out other ways to locate books on LGBT+ topics.

Like comics? Try “Coming Out, Again: Transition Stories” by Sabrina Symington or “Be Gay, Do Comics!: Queer History, Memoir, and Satire from The Nib.”

Book cover for "Be Gay Do Comics!"

If memoirs and essays appeal more, check out “Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought” edited by Briona Simone Jones, “Punch Me Up to the Gods” by Brian Broome or “The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture” by Grace Perry.

Book cover for "Mouths of Rain"

There’s a charming new board book for lesbian families, a collective biography of LGBTQ individuals for kids and a number of new fiction titles for teens that feature LGBTQIA+ people, in and out of relationships, finding their ways in the world.

Book cover for "Plenty of Hugs"

There are also other ways to find out what’s new. We regularly post Staff Picks on our LGBTQIA+ Services page. And if you want to browse even more recommended titles, you can search our Staff Picks page using LGBT, lesbian, gay, trans or other relevant terms as keywords.

Want to search the catalog yourself? Keyword searching works there too.

If you’re looking specifically for romance, mystery, fantasy or science fiction, try combining words. Catalogers, who work behind the scenes, do their best to make sure that you can find what you are looking for when you search.

Don’t forget to check out what’s available online too. As with all keyword searching, sometimes it takes a while to figure out what word(s) will work best. Searching OverDrive for “gay” for example, brings up lots of authors named Gay.  Searching LGBT, on the other hand, is a lot more productive.

On hoopla, searching LGBT brings up quite a few suggested searches:

LGBTQ Search Results on Hoopla

You can choose one of these or do a keyword search for LGBT or other terms to find movies, audiobooks and more.

Whatever you wind up reading, listening to or watching, enjoy!

You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.

Looking for a good book, album, movie or TV show? We’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Personalized Recommendations form to send us some information about what you like and we’ll curate a list just for you.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact a librarian through FacebookInstagram or Twitter. You can also call us at 412.622.3114 or email us at

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