DATE: June 3, 2014
June is LGBT Pride Month.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Broward County Library will host a free literary event as well as a unique photo exhibit and special book display in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month). LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Its purpose is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.
All events and exhibits are free and open to the public.
- June 18 - John Siegfried will discuss his book Gray & Gay: A Journey of Self Acceptance, a brutally honest account of a doctor's long and enduring struggle to accept his homosexuality and his transition from the dissolution of his thirty-five year marriage to his twenty year partnership with another man, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7444.
- Exhibit: "We Do, Too!’ Photography exhibit of couples celebrating gay marriage. Sponsored by the LGBT nonprofit Arts United, 6th floor, Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, 954-357-7444. Exhibit open during library hours, June 1-30.
- Book Display in Honor of LGBT Pride Month: South Regional/BrowardCollege Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825, during library hours, June 1-30.
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use, and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of Broward County's diverse community. Broward County Libraries Division continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site, Broward.org/Library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW - Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps, movies and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Broward County Historical Commission.