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LGBTQIA Pride Month Events

LGBTQIA Pride Month Events at UCF Libraries

While every day is a time to celebrate your identity and orientation, June is a notable month set aside to loudly and proudly celebrate with and for the LGBTQIA community. Here at UCF Libraries we are loudly proud of everyone at UCF who identifies as part of the queer community. In recognition of and support for our LGBTQIA Knights, we are hosting a series of displays and events including a UCF Remembers display from the Pulse Collection, a featured bookshelf, three film screenings and discussions, and our new Speak Your Truth: A Queer History of UCF project.


UCF Remembers Exhibit: June 1 – 18

The UCF Libraries is proud to present the UCF Remembers Exhibit showcasing materials from the Pulse Collection in Special Collections & University Archives as well as books, movies, and music from the UCF general collection that represent a wide array of queer and latinx authors and characters. The exhibit is on view on the 2nd (main) floor of the John C. Hitt Library in the glass display cases from Friday, June 1st through Monday, June 18th.

Additional events at UCF in June include other UCF Remembers events which commemorate the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in 2016.


Featured Bookshelf Display: LGBTQIA Pride

The UCF Libraries Featured Bookshelf for June promotes 51 titles by or about people in the queer community that were suggested by UCF Library employees. These titles are displayed on the second (main) floor next to the bank of two elevators for the entire month. All books and films on the Featured Bookshelf display are available for checkout.


LGBTQIA Film Screenings

What Are You
June 7, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An intimate portrait of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender non-conforming, and transgender in the Pacific Northwest. Issues discussed include microaggressions, implicit bias, coming out, the gender binary, discrimination at the workplace, and family dynamics.

A Simple Matter of Justice
June 21, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A powerful and moving piece documenting the lesbian, gay and bisexual movement in the early 1990s, A Simple Matter of Justice expresses all the emotions of the joyful protest that was the 1993 March on Washington. Sections on civil rights, AIDS and health care, the military and families are woven together from coverage of the music, comedy, speeches and marchers. Performers include Melissa Etheridge, RuPaul, BETTY, Holly Near and The Flirtations. Included as speakers are Martina Navratilova, Sir Ian McKellan, Rev. Ben Chavis and Eartha Kitt. Events include The Wedding, The Dyke March, ACT UP Hands Around the Capitol and a reunion of African-American veterans.

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
June 27, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States – a 1966 riot in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn.



Speak Your Truth: A Queer History of UCF

Speak Your Truth: A Queer History of UCF is an archival project exploring the history of the queer experience at the University of Central Florida.

In your own words, and in your preferred format, we want to know what you have experienced as a member of the queer community at UCF. Your experience may have been (or still be) good, bad, ugly, or somewhere in between. The important thing is it is your experience in your own words/images.

Submit your work here.

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