The Chicago Public Library continues its "Celebrating Diversity" series in June with the observance of LGBT Pride Month, an annual celebration of the culture, contributions and traditions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ( LGBT ) Americans. As part of this year's observance, the Library presents an informative series of films and events on selective LGBT topics.
Cosponsored by the Library's Pride Month Committee, a June Special Event features a screening and discussion of the POV documentary film, Out in the Night, by Blair Dorosh-Walther. The award-winning film spotlights the sensational 2006 trial of four African American lesbians in New York City, revealing the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system. This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV; and co-production of ITVS and the National Black Programming Consortium ( NBPC ). The program takes place on Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m., at the Avalon Branch, 8148 S. Stony Island Ave., ( 312 ) 747-5234 ).
Additional highlights in June include:
Making Comics with an LGBTQIA Perspective with Amara Leipzig, Lurie Children's Hospital and CAKE ( Chicago Alternative Comics Expo )
The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name Film Series at Bezazian Branch
Film Screening: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Film Screening: Wilde
Film Screening: The Purple Sea
Film Screening: Total Eclipse
The Marlon T. Riggs Film Retrospective at Woodson Regional Library
Film Screening: Black Is … Black Ain't
Film Screening: Tongues United
Film Screening: Ethnic Notions
Film Screening: Color Adjustments
Film Screenings: Anthem; Affirmations; and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein ( No Regret )
A complete listing of LGBT Pride Month programs are available at chipublib.org .
Since 1873, the Chicago Public Library ( CPL ) has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. Through its 80 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults. CPL received the Social Innovator Award from Chicago Innovation Awards; won a National Medal for Library Services from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and was ranked number one in the U.S. and third in the world by an international study of major urban libraries conducted by the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf in Germany. For more information, please call ( 312 ) 747-4050 or visit chipublib.org .