June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a celebration of the valuable contributions of American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and all other gender identities and sexual orientations (+). Since the first Pride March in New York City on June 28, 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, LBBTQ+ individuals and activist organizations have worked arduously to end discrimination in the social, political, and cultural life of the U.S.
To honor and celebrate this community, we have gathered a collection of recommended books, films, and resources for learning more about the immense struggles and perseverance of LGBTQ+ individuals in their fight to end hate and create a more equitable and inclusive society.
Kentucky’s LGBTQ advocacy organization founded in 1991 by 10 Louisvillians. Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and to dismantle systemic racism.
By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Our mission is to fuel local and global movements that shift power to LGBTQI people and organizations pursuing social justice and human rights. We do this by providing support in the form of grantmaking, philanthropic advocacy, communications, and capacity building.
Family Equality’s mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.
Committed to protecting LGBTQ+ youth from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.
Advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
A national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ+ older people and their caregivers.
Works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
The LGBT Center at the University of Louisville is a resource for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests and aims to create a safe, inclusive community for everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Louisville Trans Man
A peer-led support group for transmen, FTM, transmasculine, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and questioning folks whose gender expression is masculine of center.
Louisville's chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
The Louisville Youth Group
Support and social group for LGBT youth 14-20 yrs. Weekly meetings every Friday at 8pm.
A chorus for the community that celebrates diversity and is dedicated to fostering positive social change through artistic excellence.