Friday Fast Picks: LGBTQ History

Today’s Friday Fasts Picks are great for learning more about LGBTQ History. Click on a title to place a hold.
This collection of articles features reporting, opinion pieces, and first-person accounts that capture the evolving conversation about issues related to the trans community.
Witness the dramatic rise of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and celebrate the courageous individuals who stood up and demanded recognition. These are the Rainbow Revolutions.
Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms.
Milestones of gay and lesbian life in the United States are brought together in the first-ever nonfiction book published specifically for teens.
Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and more, the book encourages young readers, of all identities, to feel pride at the accomplishments of the LGBTQ people who came before them and to use history as a guide to the future.
Readers will learn about the history of this fight, the activists, and the allies who’ve used their voices to spur progress.

Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle by Robin Stevenson
This book looks at the Pride events of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities from around the world, exploring the history of Pride celebrations and the multifaceted meanings and purposes of the events.
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum
A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights.
Harvey Milk: Pioneering Gay Politican by Corrine Grinapol
This book traces the life and career of the Californian politician and activist, including his successful campaign bid for city supervisor in 1977, crusade for gay rights, and the legacy he left after his assassination.
Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington
A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust.