Applauds Library for Pride Month
June 23, 2022
To the editor,
I would like to acknowledge and applaud the Dayton Memorial Library for their book displays and other readers’ advisory efforts for Pride month. Libraries are for everyone, and I’m happy to see our library recognizing that “everyone” includes members of the LGBTQ community, their families, and their allies.
The first Pride march was June 28, 1970. It was held to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. It was common then for police to raid gay bars and beat and arrest the people inside. Trans women and drag queens were especially visible and took...