Celebrate Pride with DC Public Library

Celebrate Pride with DC Public Library

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We're proud to participate in DC's Capital Pride 2018.

DC Public Library at Pride events

DC Black Pride - Friday, May 25 from Noon - 9 p.m.

DC Public Library will join D.C.'s annual Black Pride event with information about our resources and ways to sign up for a library card.

Capital Pride Parade - Saturday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m.

DC Public Library staff will be marching with other local librarians once again in the annual Capital Pride Parade. Check out the parade route map to pick your viewing spot, then come on out to cheer for our participants and support DC Public Library Pride in one of the month's biggest events.

Capital Pride Festival - Sunday, June 10 from Noon - 7 p.m.

Learn more about DC Public Library services and collections (including our LGBTQI+ resources), sign up for a library card and pick up some great library swag at this all-day celebration offering food, music, entertainment and educational resources from 300+ participants. Get oriented with the 2018 Festival map and find us in the orange zone.

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LGBTQI+ Programs at the DC Public Library

Check out some of our 2018 highlights below, then search the online calendar for a full list of events across all our branch locations.

Queer Book ClubJune 11, 7 p.m.
Queer Book Club is a small-but-enthusiastic community that has been meeting monthly to discuss queer-themed books spanning numerous genres.

Just Be You - Drag 101 - June 16, 1 p.m.
Join Cherry Snow, Miss Buffy Wilde and Phoenix King for a fun-filled afternoon with some friendly neighborhood drag performers. From singalongs to dance performances, the library is indeed open to the whole family, darlingskids, too. Come learn more about drag and gender, but, most of all, be inspired to just be you.

Drag 101 - June 28, 7 p.m.
Get to know some friendly neighborhood drag performers with a night of Herstory, performances, Drag 101 and a little game to see how well you know the lingo of Qweens and Kingz. Come "kiki" with Cherry Snow, Miss Buffy Wilde and Rik E.


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Library Digital Resources

  • RBDigtal (digital magazines for download and streaming)
  • Kanopy Films
    • Our newest film database has an amazing amount of LGBTQ+ content including lots of documentaries.
  • Access Videos
    • The HBO documentary Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. 
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies (2016): This eBook serves as a primer to the study of gender, including women's, queer and men's studies. By employing literature, film, art, history and other disciplines, it identifies areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies; provides an overview of central themes, current topics and seminal debates and offers resources for further research.
  • InstantFlix
    • Documentary: Transgender Tuesdays
      Eighteen years ago, a team of HIV health care workers at a clinic in San Francisco and activists opened the country's first primary care clinic for transgendered people. (You will have to create a free account before you can log into InstantFlix to watch this movie.)
  • NoveList
    • ​​​View and read through this list of LGBTQ Fiction from NoveList.

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