Updated Gay Pride Flag by Daniel Quasar via Cosmopolitan
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Pride Month 2020

So nice to have something to celebrate in this terrible year: on June 15, 2020, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and identity  are covered under the sex discrimination employment law. We’re a step closer to justice for all.

Updated Gay Pride Flag by Daniel Quasar via Cosmopolitan
Updated Gay Pride Flag by Daniel Quasar via Cosmopolitan

Last June, I participated in our local Pride celebration. I had a blast walking with the library group at the parade. Hundreds of people turned out, and the outpouring of love and cheers for the librarians and our LGBTQIA+  neighbors made my heart swell. After the parade, I met so many lovely people touring the booths and hanging out at the fair. Later, I attended a couple drag queen performances that were so full of fun and empowerment that they bought tears to my eyes. Unfortunately, I can’t repeat those experiences this time around.

This year, those events are all cancelled. But there are things we can do no matter what’s going on with the COVID-19 virus. We can support the LGBTQIA+ people in our lives, and in our communities. And we can read LGBTQIA+ books, like the ones I’ve listed below:

If you’re looking for information and resources, I recommend Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities by Lee Harrington (http://www.PassionAndSoul.com).

If you’re looking for romance, you’ll enjoy the sweet trans romance Transpire Together by Mercy Zephyr (http://mercyzephyr.com). 

If you’re looking for speculative fiction, try the award-winning adult fantasy Sunkissed Feathers & Severed Ties by Kellie Doherty (http://kelliedoherty.com).

Happy Pride Month!

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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