Welcome to LA County Library’s Pride page! Here you will find resources and materials that inform about and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles County and beyond. This page will be updated regularly so check back for more new and exciting booklists, art activities, learning pathways, and more, for all ages.
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month: During October we’re recognizing and honoring the historical figures and pivotal moments in LGBTQ+ history with virtual programs, activities, and booklists.
Friday, October 1, 11 am
Smarty Pants Storytime: LGBTQ+ History Month
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with stories, songs, and rhymes while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For kids ages 2 – 5 with their parent or caregiver. Register here.
Tuesday, October 26, 4 pm
Trailblazers in Conversation: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, join us for a conversation between Library Director Skye Patrick and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl as they discuss Supervisor Kuehl’s groundbreaking work as the first openly gay or lesbian person elected to the California Legislature and her continued passion for equity, inclusiveness, and equality for all in LA County! For a general audience. Register here.
2021 LGBTQ+ History Month Virtual Film Festival
Throughout October we’re sharing clips from some of our favorite queer films in the Kanopy collection. Use your LA County Library card to watch the whole film on Kanopy, and afterwards check out the accompanying viewing guide for reflective questions, related resources, and further learning opportunities.
In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.
Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, this film follows the titular character (Chloe Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.
Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.