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Pride 2022: Love Will Keep Us Together

This display, Pride 2022: Love Will Keep Us Together, was created in honor of Pride, which takes place every year in June. The title of the display was inspired by San Francisco's Pride theme.  Thank you to Maggie Frankel, former subject liaison librarian, Michele McKenzie, film librarian, and Miguel Magos, library technical assistant, for their input into this display. 

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Featured Films

Available to CCSF Students, Faculty and Staff:

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The Believers

The Believers


Leitis in Waiting

Leitis in Waiting


Tales of the Waria

Tales of the Waria




NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

AIDS Memorial Quilt

2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Started in San Francisco by activist Cleve Jones, The Quilt, made up of almost 50,000 panels, memorializes the lives of those lost to AIDS and AIDS related illnesses.  To mark the 35th anniversary, public events will be held on June 11th and June 12th in Robin Williams Meadow and in the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park including a display of nearly 3,000 panels of the Memorial Quilt.  You can learn more about the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National AIDS Memorial website.

Featured Books

Gender Queer: a Memoir

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner 2020 Stonewall -- Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write.

LGBTQ Without Borders

With a world population of 7.5 billion, it's likely that there are hundreds of millions of LGBTQ people, many of whom live in places that are hostile to sexual and gender minorities. With 72 countries in which homosexuality is still illegal and 27 countries that now allow same-sex marriage, the range of conditions for LGBTQ people is wide. The purpose of this book is to show you the great global diversity within what we call the LGBTQ community.

Tongzhi Living

Tongzhi, which translates into English as "same purpose" or "same will," was once widely used to mean "comrade." Since the 1990s, the word has been appropriated by the LGBT community in China and now refers to a broad range of people who do not espouse heteronormativity. Tongzhi Living, the first study of its kind, offers insights into the community of same-sex-attracted men in the metropolitan city of Dalian in northeast China.

Queer Love in Color

A photographic celebration of the love and relationships of queer people of color by a former New York Times multimedia journalist. Queer Love in Color features photographs and stories of couples and families across the United States and around the world. This singular, moving collection offers an intimate look at what it means to live at the intersections of queer and POC identities today, and honors an inclusive vision of love, affection, and family across the spectrum of gender, race, and age.

More Featured Books

Love Makes a Family

This book explores the wonderful possibilities for LGBTQ relationships that include friendships between people of all kinds, dating for sex, seeking a romantic relationship, falling in love, getting married, and having kids. It includes practical tips for LGBTQ teens to help them navigate the world of potential relationships, how to build up self-esteem, and how to deal with dysfunctional relationships that are toxic. The diversity of LGBTQ teens is uplifted through recommendations about how to find one's own unique expression.

Gay by the Bay

A fabulous montage of word and image, this is the first book ever to chronicle the origin and evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Living Sexuality

There has never been a more crucial time for an intimate and thorough examination of the ways in which sexuality informs people's lives. In Living Sexuality: Stories of LGBTQ Relationships, Identities, and Desires, the authors use autoethnography and personal narrative to provide first-hand accounts of the connections between sexuality, particularly LGBTQ identities, and the everyday experiences of relationships.

Tomorrow Will Be Different: love, loss, and the fight for trans equality

Sarah McBride is on a mission to fight for transgender rights around the world. But before she was a prominent activist, and before she became the first transgender person to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, she was a teenager struggling with her identity. With emotional depth and unparalleled honesty, Sarah shares her personal struggle with gender identity, coming out to her supportive but distraught parents, and finding her way as a woman.



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