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Celebrating Pride 2021

This Pride, Queens Public Library encourages the LGBTQ community, a historically undercounted population, to make sure to be counted in the 2020 Census. Did you know the Pride rainbow flag originated in 1978? Activist and artist Gilbert Baker created the first version. Recently, in 2017, Philadelphia unveiled a new Pride flag with black and brown stripes to be inclusive of the experiences of LGBTQ people of color. The colors on the flag represent diversity (black), inclusivity (brown), life (red), healing (orange), sunlight (yellow), nature (green), harmony (blue), and spirit (purple). They also represent the many different LGBTQ experiences. We hope you’ll find these experiences in our recommendations for eBooks and discuss them at our virtual panels – participate by asking a question! Peruse our comprehensive list of resources for advocacy and services, archives and museums, arts and media, healthcare, legal, and more.