Pride in Place: How to Celebrate in Style From Home 

Submitted by CCCL_RobynB

June means Pride month, but what to do if you are still sheltering in place at home (like most of us)? Don’t worry, we rounded up some ideas for everyone, whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or as an ally. Here are some ideas to help you have fun, connect with the community, and get your rainbow on. 

I bet you didn’t see this one coming from a library blog! But in all seriousness, there are some very awesome new and classic young adult books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and plotlines. Check out these booklists for some inspiration: Love Wins and Pride Cometh! Many are available as e-books and e-audiobooks, and starting in mid-June you can put physical books on hold for pick up. 

Who doesn’t love a good movie? The library has great ones you can stream and/or check out on DVD (take a look at this list). Try having a movie watching party with your friends - pick a movie from the list and organize a time when all of your friends are free. Fire up your group text threadhit “play” at the same time, and let the viewing party commence. (Don’t forget the popcorn!) 

Rainbow crafts are the best! Here’s a list with 27 rainbow crafts you can make. We love the idea of making rainbow friendship bracelets and dropping them off at your friends’ houses. If you’re into cooking, why not try making these rainbow bagels and leave a few on your friends’ and neighbors’ doorsteps? After all, bagels are pretty much the best thing ever. 

Most big cities are going virtual this year for their Pride parades. San Francisco’s celebration and rally is June 27-28. SF’s Virtual Trans March is on June 26th.  New York and Los Angeles are broadcasting some of their events on TV (NY is on ABC on June 28th, LA is on ABC on June 13th). Go forth and celebrate (virtually)!! 

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