What is Pride Month?
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 here.
- Stonewall Book Awards – The first and longest-enduring award for GLBT literature
- Rainbow Books – LGBTQ Books for Kids and Teens
- Over the Rainbow Books – LGBT Books for Adult Readers
In the ECC Library:
- The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
- A Little Gay History
- Transgender 101
- Gay Marriage: The Pros and Cons of the Issue
- That’s So Gay! Microagressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
- LGBT Youth Issues Today: A Reference Handbook
- You’re In the Wrong Bathroom! and 20 other myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender-nonconforming people
- David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music
- Gracefully Grayson
- What Belongs to You
- If I Was Your Girl
- A Little Life
- Brokeback Mountain
- Sing You Home: A Novel
- A Place at the Table
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.
Your Wellness Professionals also provide support and services for the LGBTQ community. One such service is a template you can give to your professor before classes begin about preferred names and pronouns. Please contact Wellness Services at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more resources, or if you have any questions.