June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month , which was first celebrated in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a tipping point for the Gay
Liberation Movement in the United States. June 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Pride. In preparing this media starter, we consulted our LGBTQIAP+ colleagues/friends to better celebrate, share, and amplify lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and pansexual individuals’ experiences, voices, contributions, talents, and (his/her/their) stories, which are far more diverse and deep than the fun, fierce, entertainment traditional pop culture may suggest. In addition to bar associations, advocacy groups, and rights organizations, we have included key Supreme Court cases in the LGBTQIAP+ community’s ongoing fight for equality. Society has come a long way towards acceptance and changing attitudes, but the support of allies and advocates is still critical so that youth and adults alike can openly live their best, authentic lives.

As always, we welcome your input. Please let us know what you have enjoyed, or what has opened or changed your worldview, and what should be included in the next media starter. Stay safe and be well.
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
Autobiography of Red (Anne Carson)
Less (Andrew Sean Greer)
Lot (Bryan Washington)
Real Life (Brandon Taylor)
Romance in Marseille (Claude McKay)
Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown)
The Animators (Kayla Rae Whitaker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Price of Salt (Patricia Highsmith)
The Vanished Birds (Simon Jimenez)
Under the Rainbow (Celia Laskey)
Under the Udala Trees (Chinelo Okparanta)
When Katie Met Cassidy (Camille Perri)

Bestiary: Poems (Donika Kelly)
Take Me With You (Andrea Gibson)
The Tradition (Jericho Brown)

Angels in America (Tony Kushner)
Love! Valour! Compassion! (Terrence McNally)
M. Butterfly (David Henry Hwang)
The Laramie Project (Moises Kaufman)
The Normal Heart (Larry Kramer)
Torch Song Trilogy (Harvey Fierstein)

Nonfiction / Autobiography
Becoming Nicole (Amy Ellis Nutt)
Boy Erased (Garrard Conley)
Eric Reads the News (R. Eric Thomas)
Fairest (Meredith Talusan)
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
Here for It (R. Eric Thomas)
Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde)
(Kenji Yoshino)
Stonewall (Martin Duberman)
Tasty Pride (Tasty and Jesse Szewczyk)
The Rules Do Not Apply (Ariel Levy)
The Stonewall Reader (Ed. The New York Public Library)
(Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo)
Untamed (Glennon Doyle)
We Are Everywhere (Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown)
angelicaross (Angelica Ross)
ashleemariepreston (Ashlee Marie Preston)
britbarron (Brit Barron)
ericachidi (Erica Chidi)
foodgays (Adrian + Jeremy)
indyamoore (Indya Moore)
ingridnilsen (Ingrid Nilsen)
irishem333 (Emma Mcilroy)
janetmock (Janet Mock)
jvn (Jonathan Van Ness)
kingprincess69 (Mikaela Straus)
lavernecox (Laverne Cox)
lgbt_history (LGBT History)
mrapinoe (Megan Rapinoe)
nicolettemason (Nicolette Mason)
raquel_willis (Raquel Willis)
roxanegay74 (Roxane Gay)
shantell_martin (Shantell Martin)
smashfizzle (Ashley C. Ford)
teachandtransform (Liz Kleinrock)
theebillyporter (Billy Porter)
Call Me Kuchu (Dirs. Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall)
Codebreaker (Dirs. Clare Beavan and Nic Stacey)
CURED (Dirs. Patrick Sammon & Bennett Singer)
Paris is Burning (Dir. Jennie Livingston)
Sweetheart Dancers (Dir. Ben-Alex Dupris)
The Case Against 8 (Dirs. Ben Cotner and Ryan White)
The Freedom to Marry (Dir. Eddie Rosenstein)
The Ice King (Dir. James Erskine)
The Lavender Scare (Dirs. Josh Howard and Jill Landes)
The New Black (Dir. Yoruba Richen)

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Hannah Gadsby)
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Wanda Sykes)

Looking (Creator Michael Lannan)
Making the Cut (Creators Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn)
Pose (Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals)
Queer Eye: More Than a Makeover (Creator David Collins)
RuPaul's Drag Race (RuPaul, Dir. Nick Murray)
Special (Creator Ryan O'Connell)
The Baker and the Beauty (Creator Dean Georgaris)
The L Word (Creators Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg)
Movies / Musicals / Shorts
A Fantastic Woman (Dir. Sebastian Lelio)
All Over Me (Dir. Alex Sichel)
Boys Don’t Cry (Dir. Kimberly Peirce)
Brokeback Mountain (Dir. Ang Lee)
But I'm A Cheerleader (Dir. Jamie Babbit)
Call Me By Your Name (Dir. Luca Guadagnino)
Farewell My Concubine (Dir. Chen Kaige)
(Music Jeanine Tesori. Book & lyrics Lisa Kron, Dir. Sam Gold)
Gia (Dir. Michael Cristofer)
Happy Together (Dir. Wong Kar-wai)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Dir. John Cameron Mitchell)
Love! Valour! Compassion! (Dir. Joe Mantello / Playwright Terrence McNally)
Mehndi (Dir. Sudeshna Sen)
Milk (Dir. Gus Van Sant)
Moonlight (Dir. Barry Jenkins)
Pariah (Dir. Dee Rees)
Philadelphia (Dir. Jonathan Demme)
RENT (Dir. Chris Columbus)
Saving Face (Dir. Alice Wu)
Tangerine (Dir. Sean Baker)
Tomboy (Dir. Celine Sciamma)
Weekend (Dir. Andrew Haigh)

Original Voices
A Gay and A NonGay Podcast (James Barr and Dan Hudson)
Activist, You! (Queer Kid Stuff)
Bad With Money (Gaby Dunn)
Dead For Filth (Michael Varrati)
Disability After Dark (Andrew Gurza)
Hoodrat to Headwrap (Ericka Hart and Ebony Donnley)
LGBTQ&A (The Advocate, Jeffrey Masters)
Nancy (Tobin Lu and Kathy Tu)
One From The Vaults (Morgan M. Page)
One Step (Ingrid Nilsen)
Queery (Cameron Esposito)
Still Processing (New York Times, Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris)
The Read (Crissle West and Kid Fury)
The Ten (The Advocate, Zach Stafford)
To L And Back: An L Word Podcast (Kristin Russo and Riese Bernard)


(Emily London, Maggie Siddiqi, and Luke Wallis)

(American Psychiatric Association (APA), Dr. Robert Paul Cabaj)

Explore: Children & Youth (Human Rights Campaign)

(Safe Zone Project)

Freedom to Marry.org (Freedom to Marry)

Terms, Definitions & Labels (Amherst College Queer Resource Center)

(Rachel Cebull)

Why LGBT initialism keeps growing (Chicago Tribune, Bill Daley)

(discusses the progress in APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual over the years) (American Psychiatric Association (APA), Dr. Robert Paul Cabaj)
Bostock v. Clayton Cou nt y , 590 U.S. __ (2020).
Obergefell v. Hodges , 576 U.S. 644 (2015).
United States v. Windsor , 570 U.S. 744 (2013).
Hollingsworth v. Perry , 570 U.S. 693 (2013).
Lawrence v. Texas , 539 U.S. 558 (2003).
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale , 530 U.S. 640 (2000).
Romer v. Evans , 517 U.S. 620 (1996).
Bowers v. Hardwick , 478 U.S. 186 (1986).
Baker v. Nelson , 291 Minn. 310 (1971), appeal dismissed 409 U.S. 810 (1972).
One, Inc. v. Olesen , 355 U.S. 371 (1958).

Read Together
A Plan for Pops (Heather Smith & Brooke Kerrigan)
And Tango Makes Three (Peter Parnell, Justin Richardson, & Henry Cole)
Auntie Uncle (Ellie Royce)
Be Amazing: A History of Pride (Desmond Napoles & Dylan Glynn)
Be You! (Peter H. Reynolds)
I Am Jazz (Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings & Shelagh McNicholas)
(Jessica Walton & Dougal MacPherson)
Julián is a Mermaid (Jessica Love)
(Christine Baldacchino & Isabelle Malenfant)
My Footprints (Bao Phi & Basia Tran)
My Rainbow (DeShanna Neal,Trinity Neal & Art Twink)
Pride Colors (Robin Stevenson)
(Rob Sanders & Steven Salerno)
Rainbow: A First Book of Pride ( Michael Genhart PhD & Anne Passchier)
The Adventures of Honey & Leon (Alan Cumming & Grant Shaffer)
The Boy and the Bindi (Vivek Shraya & Rajni Perera)
The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived (Daniel Errico & Shiloh Penfield)
They She He Me: Free to Be! (Maya Christina Gonzalez & Matthew G)
This Day in June (Gayle E. Pitman & Kristyna Litten)
What Riley Wore (Elana K. Arnold & Linda Davick)
When Aidan Became a Brother (Kyle Lukoff & Kaylani Juanita)
Worm Loves Worm (J. J. Austrian & Mike Curato)

Young Readers - Nonfiction
(Theresa Thorn & Noah Grigni)
(Sarah Prager & Sarah Papworth)
Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution (Rob Sanders & Jamey Christoph)
What Was Stonewall? (Nico Medina)

Young Readers - Fiction
The Whispers (Greg Howard)
To Night Owl From Dogfish (Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer)
Zenobia July (Lisa Bunker)

YA - Nonfiction / Memoir / Biography
High School (Tegan Quin and Sara Quin)
No Ashes in the Fire (Darnell L. Moore)
(Sara Prager & Zoe More O'Ferrall)

YA - Fiction / Graphic Novels / Short Stories
(Ed. Saundra Mitchell)
Boy Meets Boy (David Levithan)
Felix Ever After (Kacen Callender)
How to Be Remy Cameron (Julian Winters)
If You Could Be Mine (Sara Farizan)
(Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero O'Connell)
Like a Love Story ( Abdi Nazemian)
(Rey Terciero & Bre Indigo )
More Happy Than Not (Adam Silvera)
Odd One Out (Nic Stone)
Rick (Alex Gino)
The Backstagers (James Tynion IV & Rian Sygh)

Watch Together
Bend It Like Beckham (Dir. Gurinder Chadha)
(Queer Kid Stuff, Lindz Amer)
In a Heartbeat (Beth David and Esteban Bravo)
Love, Simon (Dir. Greg Berlanti)
Out (Dir. Steven Hunter)
Pink Boy (Dir. Eric Rockey)
Rainbow Pride (Queer Kid Stuff, Lindz Amer)
The Fosters (Created by Peter Paige and Brad Bredeweg)