Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

"The theme for Seattle Pride 2024 and our 50th anniversary is 'Now!' in honor of the original rallying cry for the recognition of Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ community.

In 1974, a historic moment unfurled in Seattle as more than 200 LGBTQIA+ people, buoyed by the Stonewall uprising five years earlier, gathered publicly in an act of collective resistance. Their purpose was clear: to expel shame and to stand in defiance of those who wished to keep us hidden and disempowered. They were no longer willing to wait, no longer willing to hide, no longer willing to be denied the right to exist. Their echoing cry was NOW.

Now: This word transcends time, encompassing our past, grounding us in the present, and propelling us into the future. Now is the moment. Now is our legacy. Now is forever.

This anniversary is a powerful opportunity to reflect on the unwavering resilience of our community, both living and ancestral. Join us in exploring, celebrating, and remembering our cultural history and stewarding the legacy of the trailblazers who demanded our rights, then and now." Learn more: https://seattlepride.org/events/now-announced-as-seattle-pride-month-2024-theme



Learn about Pride Month: 

Online Resources: 

Contemporary Musicians 

Biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel, and reggae. 

Gale eBooks 

Enjoy an award-winning, hassle-free eBook experience—anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Gale’s eBook platform provides comprehensive support from many of today’s top publishers.

Whether you’re looking for homework aids, how-to manuals, or travel tips for your next trip, Gale eBooks will have you covered.

Content can be translated into 40 languages, while the platform itself can be translated into more than 30 languages. ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology allows audio files to be downloaded and saved onto any mobile device and read aloud in nearly 25 languages.


Video streaming platform that offers a wide selection of movies, documentaries, and TV shows from around the world. The platform provides patrons with access to high-quality, educational, and entertaining content. Stream from a  vast collection of movies and other video content, including classic films, indie films, world cinema, documentaries, and more. Users can access Kanopy's content on their computers, tablets, smartphones, or TVs by using the Kanopy app, which is available on various platforms.

Films with public performance rights (PPR) can be used for extracurricular events, like film clubs or social events.

Kanopy now utilizes a "tickets" system for streaming, instead of play credits. Users are provided with a monthly allotment of 16 tickets. Every title will be labeled with a ticket value, allowing users to determine how many tickets will be used and how long they will have access to the title. The number of tickets required per title will vary depending on the type (movie, series, etc.) and length.

Legacy Washington

Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. This collaborative venture, spearheaded by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, relies on original sources at the Washington State Library, the Washington State Archives and heritage organizations across the state. The work of Legacy Washington can be found in libraries around the country and museums of Washington.

Libby (OverDrive) eBooks & audio App 

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide.

Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists. It's a delight to discover new books through Libby.

The app can be downloaded for Android, iPhone, and Kindle or used in a web browser by visiting libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge (Chromium) browser.  

Booklists for All Ages: 

Pride Month Booklist for Adults

Pride Month Booklist for Teens

Pride Month Booklist for Kids

 National Resources:

 Pride Pacific Northwest 

Global Gay Pride Calendar

Pride Month History and Origins

State Resources: 


Seattle Pride Festival

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network) 

TRL is committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. TRL Celebrations recognize significant events throughout the year to promote a culture of inclusion, representation, and belonging that reflects communities we serve, and encourage connection to the richness and diversity of our communities and the world at large.