DC Public Library at Capital Pride

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We're proud to participate in Capital Pride 2013!


Pride Parade: Saturday, June 8
DC Public Library staff will be marching in the Capital Pride Parade, which will be held Saturday June 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come and support DC Public Library’s Pride Book Cart Brigade!

(Plan out your day parade spot with the Capital Pride parade map.)

Pride Festival: Sunday, June 9
DCPL will have a booth at the Capital Pride Festival, which will be held Sunday, June 9 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 on 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:

Beneath the Surface: Pride Month Movie
Francis A. Gregory Library
Friday, June 7, 4 p.m.

Books for Kids & Teens

Children's Books

Uncle Bobby's Wedding 10,000 Dresses The Sissy Duckling Molly's Family Antonio'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 America Hello Cruel World The Letter Q October Mourning It 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 J Beauty Queens Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Silhouette of a Sparrow Boyfriends 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.

Books for Adults


Victory Deferred Going the Other Way Eminent Outlaws Running with Scissors Drifting 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 Room Second Line Basketball Jones Yield The 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 LGBTQA Books for Adults page.

Films for Adults

Feature films

Andre's Mother Bangkok Love Story But I'm a Cheerleader Personal Best Touch of Pink
Andre’s Mother Bangkok Love Story  But I’m A Cheerleader Personal Best Touch Of Pink


The Celluloid Closet Licensed to Kill Resident Alien Saving Marriage Tying the Knot
The Celluloid Closet Licensed To Kill Resident Alien Saving Marriage Tying The Knot

Find more on the LGBTQA-Themed Films page.