pride month holberton

Resources about Pride and the LGBTQ+ community ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Every year during the month of June, we celebrate the LGBT+ community in a number of different ways across the world. Why was June chosen to celebrate pride and equality? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

Pride Month often is a synonym for amazing parades, love, and colors, but itโ€™s also a great reminder of the progress and challenges we still have to solve. Pride is about celebrating equality, and we can thank the LBGTQ+ community for being a force behind it. 

Because, sometimes, we donโ€™t know what we just donโ€™t know; we decided to dive into this global celebration to learn more about it, its origins and cultural aspect. Hereโ€™s a snippet of what we learnt. The Holberton community has put together a list of resources to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. The list contains books, podcasts, movies and people to follow so that you can learn with the media that works best for you!

Here we go:

Articles

Podcast

  • Nancy – Stories and conversations about the queer experience today. Prepare to laugh and cry and laugh again.
  • Making gay history – Bringing the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it.
  • Queery – QUEERY explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.
  • The queerness – A podcast from San Francisco Pride

Books

Scholar talks

Movies

Social media to follow

  • @lgbt_history
  • Laverne Cox @lavernecox – Actress and LGBTQ Rights Activist
  • RuPaul Andre Charles @rupaulofficial – Drag Queen, TV Personality, Actor and Singer-Songwriter
  • Chella Man @chellaman – YouTuber, Actor, Model, Artist, and Activist
  • ALOK Vaid-Menon @alokvmenon – Performance Artist, Poet, and LGBTQ Rights Activist
  • Sharice Davids @repdavids – Lawyer, Former Mixed Martial Artist, and Politician
  • Francesc Campoy @frances – Engineering Manager at Apple and Host of the Go language Podcast justforfun
  • Laura Laban – @lauraviatrix – Co-founder & CEO at Infinite Flight, the most popular flight simulation on mobile devices
  • Claire Novotny – @clairenovotny – PM at Microsoft (.NET)

Happy Pride Month! ๐ŸŒˆ โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿค—