Pride Month Picks for Adults


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh recognizes Pride month by celebrating LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and more) individuals of all races, genders, classes, sexualities, and identities.  

Celebrating Pride Month in libraries is increasingly important with the continued rise in book challenges and bans that focus on restricting access to titles featuring queer characters and stories. In 2024, we want to celebrate joy, love, and solidarity while recognizing the oppression this community continues to face—especially for people with intersecting identities. We invite you to celebrate with us and explore these books and more in our collections. 

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This insightful exploration of identity, belonging, and modern queer love follows the evolving relationship between Tom and Ming after Ming announces her intention to transition 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla, in eAudio on Hoopla, and in eAudio on Libby.


Light from Uncommon Stars

“Good Omens” meets “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” in a defiantly joyful adventure set in California’s San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby, in eAudio on Libby and in eAudio on Hoopla. 


We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir

Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. The men in her life wanted to police her, the women had only shown her the example of pious obedience, and her body was a problem to be solved. A triumphant memoir of forgiveness and family, both chosen and not, We Have Always Been Here is a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt out of place and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one’s truest self.

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby and in eAudio on Libby.