DC Public Library at Capital Pride

DC Public Library at Capital Pride

DCPL Gay Pride Logo
We're proud to participate in Capital Pride 2014!


Pride Parade: Saturday, June 7
DC Public Library staff will once again be marching in the Capital Pride Parade with special guests the DC Rollergirls! The parade will be held Saturday June 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Come and support DC Public Library’s Pride Book Cart Brigade and the DC Rollergirls!  
DC Rollergirls logo
Plan out your day parade spot with the Capital Pride parade map.

Pride Festival: Sunday, June 8
DCPL will have a booth at the Capital Pride Festival, which will be held Sunday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. right on Pennsylvania Avenue NW!
Stop by and:
  • Learn more about DCPL’s services and collections, including our LGBTQA collections.
  • Sign up for a library card
  • Check out books
  • Answer trivia questions for prizes
  • Vote for the Best Book Cart! Teens at several branches decorated the book carts staff paraded with. These will be on show at our booth and we want your help in choosing the best one! Voting will close at 5 p.m.
Look for our booth in the red zone on the festival map.

To learn more about this year's Capital Pride Festival, visit capitalpride.org.

Other Pride Month Events at the DC Public Library:

WordsOut LGBTQ Pride Month Literary Festival

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
Sunday June 29 from 1 - 5 p.m.

LGBTQ Pride Buttons
Northwest One Library
Beginning June 1, for the first two weeks in June

That's So LGBTQA! Movie Series
Mt. Pleasant Library
Every other Saturday in June and July at 2:00 p.m.: June 7 | June 21 | July 5 | July 19

LGBTQ Youth Meetup

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library
The first Monday of every month beginning Monday June 2 at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room.

Pride Movie Fest
Southeast Library
A 3-day movie fest beginning Tuesday June 10 at 7 p.m.

DC LGBT History
Special Collections Washingtoniana Room (room 307), Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
June 1 - July 1

Pride Month Film Screening
Takoma Park Library
June 18 at 6 p.m.

Books for Kids & Teens

Children's Books
Uncle Bobby's Wedding10,000 DressesThe Sissy DucklingMolly's FamilyAntonio's Card
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding
Brannen, Sarah
10,000 Dresses
Ewert, Marcus
The Sissy Duckling
Fierstein, Harvey
Molly’s Family
Garden, Nancy
Antonio’s Card
Gonzalez, Rigoberto

Teen Nonfiction
Gay AmericaHello Cruel WorldThe Letter QOctober MourningIt Gets Better
Gay America: Struggle For Equality
Alsenas, Linas
Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks, And Other Outlaws
Bornstein, Kate
The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes To Their Younger Selves
Moon, Sarah (Ed.)
October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard
Newman, Leslea
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, And Creating A Life Worth Living
Savage, Dan
Miller, Terry

Teen Fiction
I Am JBeauty QueensNaomi and Ely's No Kiss ListSilhouette of a SparrowBoyfriends with Girlfriends
I Am J
Beam, Chris
Beauty Queens
Bray, Libba
Naomi And Ely’s No Kiss List
Cohn, Rachel
Levithan, David
Silhouette Of A Sparrow
Griffin, Molly Beth
Boyfriends With Girlfriends
Sanchez, Alex

Find more on the LGBTQA Books for Kids and Teens page.

LGBTQA Books for Adults

transparenta legal guidefuequeer 13are you my mother
Queer 13 : Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
ed. Chase, Clifford

deviationsgender outlawsbluelook both waysEminent maricones : Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and me
Gender Outlaws: the Next Generation 
ed. Bornstein and Bergman

Gay-Themed Books for Adults

Victory DeferredGoing the Other WayEminent OutlawsRunning with ScissorsDrifting Toward Love
 Victory Deferred: How Aids Changed Gay Life In America
Andriote, John-Manuel
Going The Other Way: Lessons From A Life Lived In And Out Of Major-League Baseball
Bean, Billy
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
Bram, Christopher
Running With Scissors: A Memoir
Burroughs, Augusten
Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay, And Coming Of Age On The Streets Of New York
Wright, Kai

Giovanni's RoomSecond LineBasketball JonesYieldThe Night Listener
Giovanni’s Room
Baldwin, James
Second Line: Two Short Novels Of Love And Cooking In New Orleans
Brite, Poppy Z.
Basketball Jones
Harris, E. Lynn
Yield: A Novel
Houck, Lee
The Night Listener
Maupin, Armistead

Find more on the Gay-Themed Books for Adults page.

Lesbian-Themed Books for Adults

I came out for thisThe White GardenAll in the SeasoningThe Iron GirlSpinning Tropics
I Came Out for This?
Gitlin, Lisa
 The White Garden: a Novel of Virginia Woolf
Barron, Stephanie 
All in the Seasoning
Forrest, Katherine V.
Jane Lawless Mystery Series
Hart, Ellen
Spinning Tropics
Mochizuki, Aska

Meredith BaxterBechdelHendersonShe Looks Just Like YouThe Chelsea Whistle
Untied: a Memoir Of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Baxter, Meredith
Post-dykes To Watch Out For
Bechdel, Alison
Times Two: Two Women In Love and The Happy Family They Made
Henderson, Kristen 
She Looks Just Like You: a Memoir of (Nonbiological) Motherhood 
Miller, Amie K.
The Chelsea Whistle: a Memoir
Tea, Michelle

Find more on the Lesbian-Themed Books for Adults page.

Films for Adults

Feature films
Andre's MotherBangkok Love StoryBut I'm a CheerleaderPersonal BestTouch of Pink
Andre’s MotherBangkok Love Story But I’m A CheerleaderPersonal BestTouch Of Pink

The Celluloid ClosetLicensed to KillResident AlienSaving MarriageTying the Knot
The Celluloid ClosetLicensed To KillResident AlienSaving MarriageTying The Knot

Find more on the LGBTQA-Themed Films page.