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TeenSpace: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Your guide to all things teen at the Huntington Beach Public Library!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month & History Month for Teens

Read with PRIDE at the Huntington Beach Public Library

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, when we remember the 1969 Stonewall riots that sparked the movement for LGBTQ+ rights and celebrate the self-affirmation, equality, and increased visibility of LGBTQ+ folks everywhere. In celebration of Pride Month, the American Library Association (ALA) designates June as Rainbow Book Month, a nationwide initiative that celebrates literature honoring the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, questioning, intersex, agender, and asexual community.

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, which acknowledges the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. National Coming Out Day (October 11)is also celebrated during LGBTQ+ History Month.

Demonstrate your commitment to diversity and inclusivity by joining the Huntington Beach Public Library and hundreds of libraries across the nation in a celebration of the authors and books that reflect the LGBTQIA+ experience in June, October, and all year round!

       

LGBTQ+ Hotlines & Help

Pride Month Resources for Teens

Online LGBTQ+ Resources

            

Recommended Reads

LGBTQ+ Reads for Teens @ HBPL

What does it mean to be Asexual?

People who identify as Asexual experience little to no sexual attraction toward individuals of any gender. Asexual people - also known as "Ace" or "Aces" - may have little to no interest in having sex, even though most desire emotionally intimate relationships. However, it's important to remember that asexuality is an umbrella term, and exists on a spectrum! Within the ace community, there are many ways for people to identify, and all of them are valid forms of being asexual. It's also important to note that asexuality is an identity and sexual orientation; it is not a medical condition or the same thing as celibacy or abstinence. You can learn more about Asexuality at www.asexuality.org.

What does it mean to be Bisexual or Pansexual?

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What does it mean to be Intersex?

Intersex people are born with physical differences inside and/or outside their bodies. This happens when our body’s sex chromosomes, organs, and/or hormones don’t line up in a way that is typical for a “male” or “female.” People with intersex traits have always existed, but there is more awareness now about the diversity of human bodies. People with intersex bodies can face discrimination in healthcare settings as early on as infancy. There are over 30 specific medical terms for combinations of intersex traits, and each intersex person is different! Intersex folks can have any gender identity or sexual orientation on the spectrum. You can learn more at interactadvocates.org.

What does it mean to be Nonbinary, Genderqueer, or Genderfluid?

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What does it mean to be Transgender?

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