Celebrate Pride Month

June 5, 2023

Looking for the perfect summer read for Pride Month? Want to learn more about Queer history at Carolina? The University Libraries has you covered!

Check out e-books and audiobooks on OverDrive

The Libraries’ LGBT Reads collection on OverDrive includes more than 500 e-books, audiobooks and graphic novels. The books in the collection are written by, for, or about members of the LGBT community.

You can also explore the Transgender Awareness OverDrive list, with over 50 books and audiobooks featuring trans, non-binary and gender non-confirming voices and stories.

Book and film recs from your library staff

Need help choosing a book or movie? See what the Library staff recommends!

Explore online exhibitions from anywhere

Narratives of Queer Identity

Learn about LGBT texts, from well-known novels to small-press serials. Materials from the Wilson Special Collections Library illustrate the queer community’s use of pen and print as weapons in the fight for equity.

Queerolina: Experiences of Place and Space Through Oral Histories

Hear LGBT stories directly from UNC-Chapel Hill students and alums. The Queerolina map connects oral histories to specific places on Carolina’s campus. Then, learn how you can share your story!

See LGBT Materials from Carolina’s collections

LGBT artists and composers

During June, you can visit the Music Library to see a display highlighting materials on LGBT artists and composers. The display includes holdings from the Music Library and the Southern Folklife Collection.

Buttons from the Lew Powell Memorabilia Collection

Button that reads "NC Against H8: Never Blend In!"

Button from a North Carolina organization protesting anti-gay marriage laws.

Button that reads "NC, 1984, To Washington DC."

On October 11, 1987, an estimated 200,000 people participated in a march in Washington, D. C., to advocate for gay and lesbian issues.

Button that reads "Gay and Proud from Carolina."

At the 1987 march in Washington, participants advocated for issues including legalization of lesbian and gay relationships and recognition of the severity of the HIV epidemic.

Button that reads "Repeal Amendment One."

Button protesting Amendment One, which prohibited the state of North Carolina from recognizing or performing same-sex marriages or civil unions.

Button that reads "San Francisco of the South. The Triangle, NC. Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill.

Button from the first Durham PrideFest event in 1986. Participants advocated for gay and lesbian rights and worked to highlight the HIV/AIDS epidemic.