DC Public Library at Capital Pride

DC Public Library at Capital Pride

DCPL Gay Pride Logo
We're proud to participate in Capital Pride 2015!


Youth Pride: Saturday, May 2
We're proud to be tabling at this amazing event! Stop by our table to sign up for library cards, check out our extensive LGBTQ+ reading lists, and talk to staff about our upcoming LGBTQ+ programs. Saturday May 2, 12 - 5 p.m. right on Dupont Circle.

Trans Pride: Saturday, May 16
DCPL staff are truly excited to be participating in Trans Pride this year! Stop by our chill-out room where you can sign up for library cards, check out books, talk to staff about our extensive LGBTQ+ collection, and unwind with some craft-making. Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Reeves Center, 200 14th St. NW.

Black Pride: Sunday, May 24
We're also really looking forward to making out Black Pride debut! Come and see us during DC Black Pride Cultural Arts and Health & Wellness Festival on Sunday, May 24 at the Francis Stevens Education Campus at 2425 N St. NW.

Pride Parade: Saturday, June 13
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 13 from 4:30  - 7:30 p.m.

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

Pride Festival: Sunday, June 14
DCPL will have a booth at the Capital Pride Festival, which will be held Sunday, June 14, 12 - 7 p.m. right on Pennsylvania Avenue NW! Stop by and learn more about DCPL’s services and collections, including our LGBTQ+ collections, sign up for a library card, and answer trivia questions for prizes.

Look for our booth in the red zone on the festival map. Learn more about this year's Capital Pride Festival, visit capitalpride.org.

Other Pride Month Events at the DC Public Library:

WordsOut LGBTQ Literary Festival

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
Sunday, June 21 from 1 - 5 p.m.

BRUHS: Book Reading Uplifts His Spirit
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Monthly. Next dates: Monday, June 1, Monday July 6, and Monday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m.

Rainbow Crafts for Children
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m.

Teen Kick Back: It Gets Better
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Wednesday, June 10 at 4 p.m.

Morris Micklewhite and The Tangerine Dress: Story Time and Design Your Dream Dress
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
Tuesday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Paris Is Burning Screening and Vogue-Off for Teens
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Classic Cinema Night: LGBTQ Edition
Northeast Neighborhood Library
Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m.

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

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.

LGBTQA Books for Adults

transparent a legal guide fue queer 13 are you my mother
Queer 13 : Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
ed. Chase, Clifford
deviations gender outlaws blue look both ways Eminent maricones : Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and me
Gender Outlaws: the Next Generation 
ed. Bornstein and Bergman

Gay-Themed 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 Gay-Themed Books for Adults page.

Lesbian-Themed Books for Adults

I came out for this The White Garden All in the Seasoning The Iron Girl Spinning 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 Baxter Bechdel Henderson She Looks Just Like You The 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 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.