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Pride Month Reading List

June 1, 2021

By Terje Snow, Marketing Officer, and Julia Petrov, Curator Daily Life and Leisure, with contributions from the Pride Centre of Edmonton and Calgary Outlink

Happy Pride Month! With COVID making Pride celebrations happen at home again this year, we reached out to The Pride Centre of Edmonton, and Calgary Outlink for their favourite book recommendations.

Did you know: The Pride Centre of Edmonton's library is the largest LGBTQ2S+ collection in Western Canada? Here are Executive Director Dawn Carter's recommended books by local authors, and/or about the Canadian queer experience:

And here are a few suggestions from Jamelie Bachallani, The Pride Centre of Edmonton's Social Media Manager:

Calgary Outlink's library has long been a source of great pride! Here are a few recommendations from their team:

 

One book we treasure here at the museum is The Edmonton Queen by Darrin Hagen, which was donated to us by Murray Billett, an Edmonton human rights activist and a former member of the police commission; he was an advisor and media contact for Delwin Vriend during his landmark Supreme Court case.

Looking for more? 

The Edmonton Public Library has a list of 7 LGBTQ+ Alberta Writers You Need to Check Out

Calgary Queer Arts Society also has a great list of books.

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