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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Guide: LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Explore resources meant to aid users in their education and celebration of Women's History Month and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.



 "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as 'Gay Pride Day,' but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the 'day' soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first 'March on Washington' in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month."


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The Stonewall You Know Is a Myth. And That’s O.K. | NYT Celebrating Pride

"Who threw the first brick at Stonewall?” has become a rallying cry, a cliche and a queer inside joke on the internet — never mind the fact that it’s not clear whether bricks were ever thrown during the riots at all.

LGBTQIA+ Organizations

Toilets, Bowties, Gender and Me | Audrey Mason-Hyde

Why is it so important for us to know someone else's gender? We live in a gendered world, but for Audrey, gender is fluid at best an uncomfortable construct. Is there a way to be less reliant on gender in our interactions with people? And what does this mean when it comes to the clothes we wear, or even which toilet we choose to use? If you met Audrey Mason-Hyde, you might think Audrey was a boy, which isn’t quite correct, but calling Audrey a girl doesn’t feel quite right either. At 12 years old, Audrey is already an accomplished actor with film and TV credits, including 52 Tuesdays, a film that won the Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival and the Crystal Bear, judged by the youth jury at the Berlin International Film Festival. With a fierce intellect and a unique sense of style, Audrey has plenty to say about our gendered world.


Movies, TV Series, & Documentaries

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (David France) — Netflix

How to Survive a Plague (David France) — RA643.8 .H680 2013

Mormon No More (ABC News Studios) — Hulu

Transhood (Sharon Liese) — HBO Max

Kumu Hina (Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson) — Peacock

Disclosure (Sam Feder) — Netflix

Visible: Out on Television (Ryan White) — AppleTV+

A Secret Love (Chris Bolan) — Netflix

Circus of Books (Rachel Mason) — Netflix

Call Her Ganda (PJ Raval) — Prime Video

5B (Paul Haggis & Dan Krauss) — Peacock

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Matt Tyrnauer) — Hulu

Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston) — HBO Max

Tig (Kristina Goolsby & Ashley York) — Netflix

The Times of Harvey Milk (Rob Epstein) — HBO Max

Howard (Don Hahn) — Disney+

Positively Naked (Arlene Nelson & David Nelson) — HBO Max


Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee) — Netflix

Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti) — Hulu

Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino) — Netflix

But I'm a Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit) — Showtime

Boy Erased (Joel Edgerton) — HBO Max

Happiest Season (Clea DuVall) — Hulu

Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) — Netflix

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma) — Hulu

Milk (Gus Van Sant) — HBO Max

Crush (Sammi Cohen) — Hulu

Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet) — HBO Max

Wildhood (Bretten Hannam) — Hulu

Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) — Showtime

Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman) — HBO Max

Ammonite (Francis Lee) — Hulu

Bros (Nicholas Stoller) — Peacock

My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears) — HBO Max

Joe Bell (Reinaldo Marcus Green) — Prime Video

Desert Hearts (Donna Deitch) — HBO Max

The Birdcage (Mike Nichols) — Showtime

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) — Hulu

Other People (Chris Kelly) — Netflix

Fire Island (Andrew Ahn) — Hulu

The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg) — HBO Max

TV Series

We Are Who We Are (Sean Conway, Paolo Giordano, & Luca Guadagnino) — HBO Max

Genera+ion (Daniel Barnz & Zelda Barnz) — HBO Max

Pride (Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, & Ryan Murphy) — Hulu

Queer Eye (David Collins) — Netflix

Sort Of (Bilal Baig & Fab Filippo) — HBO Max

Schitt's Creek (Dan Levy & Eugene Levy) — Netflix

Equal (Stephen Kijack & Kimberly Reed) — HBO Max

Transparent (Joey Soloway) — Prime Video

The L Word (Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, & Kathy Greenberg) — Hulu

Will & Grace (David Kohan & Max Mutchnick) — Prime Video

Euphoria (Sam Levinson) — HBO Max

Modern Family (Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd) — Hulu

Hollywood (Ian Brennan & Ryan Murphy) — Netflix

Angels in America (Mike Nichols) — HBO Max

The Politician (Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, & Ryan Murphy) — Netflix

Orange Is the New Black (Jenji Kohan) — Netflix

Betty (Crystal Moselle) — HBO Max

Love, Victor (Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger) — Hulu

It's a Sin (Russell T. Davies) — HBO Max

Special (Ryan O'Connell) — Netflix

One Mississippi (Diablo Cody & Tig Notaro) — Prime Video

Looking (Andrew Haigh) — HBO Max

Sex Education (Laurie Nunn) — Netflix

Glee (Ian Brennen, Brad Falchuk, & Ryan Murphy) — Hulu

Grace and Frankie (Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris) — Netflix


Many popular streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video, have collections of curated media to help users celebrate LGBTQIA+ storytellers. Check out each of the streaming platforms for more media recognizing LGBTQIA+ voices this Pride Month!

"It Gets Better" — Love, Pixar

LGBTQIA+ Non-Fiction

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Memoirs & Biographies for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

This Is What LGBT Life Is Like Around the World | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

As a gay couple in San Francisco, Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols had a relatively easy time living the way they wanted. But outside the bubble of the Bay Area, what was life like for people still lacking basic rights? They set off on a world tour in search of "Supergays," LGBT people who were doing something extraordinary in the world. In 15 countries across Africa, Asia and South America — from India, recently home to the world's first openly gay prince, to Argentina, the first country in Latin America to grant marriage equality — they found the inspiring stories and the courageous, resilient and proud Supergays they had been looking for.

Pride Month Articles & Exhibits

Podcasts for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

How to Talk (and listen) to Transgender People | Jackson Bird

Gender should be the least remarkable thing about someone, but transgender people are still too often misunderstood. To help those who are scared to ask questions or nervous about saying the wrong thing, Jackson Bird shares a few ways to think about trans issues. And in this funny, frank talk, he clears up a few misconceptions about pronouns, transitioning, bathrooms and more.

Additional Resources!

DC Campus Resources

DC Campus Resources:

Counseling Services

 The Counseling Center at Defiance College offers a range of services to students, faculty and staff, and parents. The mission of the Center is to promote the psychological, educational and social well being of students so that they can feel and be successful in their lives, both here at Defiance and after graduation. The two primary services that can help students achieve this are counseling, and mental health education and prevention programs.

LGBTQ Support Group
If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and would like a place to get support from other LGBTQ folks, join us on Tuesdays from 1-2 in Serrick Center 218-B. We'll spend our time discussing topics and issues that are relevant and brought up by the group including: coming out issues, identify formation, navigating being LGBTQ on DC's campus, dealing with bullying or other forms of abuse/harassment, and accessing LGBTQ resources. You don't need to register beforehand or commit to attending each session. We ask participants to respect the rules of the group - these are available at the beginning of each group but include such things as keeping everything that is said within the group confidential, respecting the individual situation of others in the group, and not pressuring anyone into saying anything if they don't want to. 

Student Organizations:

DC Pride

This student organization provides programming for the campus intended to broaden and deepen our understanding of the issues and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons. DC Pride has sponsored a "Day of Silence" program and has collaborated with the Intercultural Community Task Force (ICCTF) and the Office of Spiritual Life in offering discussion groups on the topic of Sexual Identity and Religion. Students interested in DC Pride and its programs and events are encouraged to contact advisor Dr. Kathryn Phillips at

Campus Contact:

Kris Knight MRC, LPCC CRC
Assistant Dean of Campus Wellness
Director of Counseling & Accessibility Services


Kathryn Phillips, Ph.D.
Krieger Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies
DC Pride Advisor
Phone: 419-783-2461

LGBTQIA+ Fiction

The Boys in the Band / Mart Crowley
City of Night / John Rechy
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