Pride Month was initially declared by President Clinton in 2000. The Library of Congress has a wonderful collection of primary materials you can explore as well. From their website:
The Library’s numerous collections contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Learn more on the Library of Congress website.
LGBTQ+ Source from EBSCO is the “definitive database for LGBT studies. It provides scholarly and popular LGBT publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing thousands of terms. ” This database will be useful for faculty and students alike.
eBooks: Here is a small selection of eBooks from eBook Central. Try searches on gay, lesbian, LGBTQ, queer or other terms for a larger selection. To find other books for Pride month, check out what your local public library has available through their eBook collections as well. We also have an eBook database called eReadIllinois which has both fiction and non-fiction to choose from. Register your barcode number on your Student ID for eReadIllinois (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here are some from eBook Central, which you can read right online:
Our institution protects the rights of our LGBTQ community. ECC has six gender neutral and family bathrooms and transgender students may utilize those bathrooms to which their gender conforms. These bathrooms are located around campus and can also be used as nursing rooms. The bathrooms labeled “family” can be found in A158, C133, K104, and K159. The bathrooms labeled “unisex” can be found in H139, H140, E100.4 and E216.02.
A new semester can be stressful for any student; however for our Transgender and Non-binary community, entering new classes with new professors can potentially increase anxiety and gender dysphoria. You now have the opportunity to set your preferred pronouns and chosen name. See the Preferred Name Personal Pronoun FAQ on how to do that.
Please contact Wellness Services ECCat email@example.com if you would like more resources, have questions or encounter any difficulties with this process. We can also provide assistance and information about name changes at the College level and help refer you to proper channels for legal name changes.
–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian, with assistance from Wellness Services
The National Center for PTSD provides many resources which can help you or a loved one take advantage of supportive resources. This booklet will help you understand PTSD, which affects over 8 million people in the U.S.
Here is a calendar to show you 30 ways to support PTSD awareness throughout the month.