Pride Month Resources

The Meaning of PRIDE

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans.

Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

Federal and local policies and practices are increasingly acknowledging and focusing on LGBTQ youth and numerous national advocacy and other organizations are also giving greater attention to LGBTQ youth in their work.  Encouraging greater acceptance and support for all youth, including those who are or are perceived to be LGBTQ, will make communities, schools, and other settings safer, better places for all youth.”

Resources on Pride

Reading Materials on PRIDE

  • JSTOR Daily
    • A collection of articles compiled by editors from JSTOR that speak on different LGBTQ+ stories.
  • Library of Congress
    • The Library of Congress created a user-friendly resource guide on LGBTQ+ reading materials.
  • Giovanni’s Room
    • A fictional story written by literary legend James Baldwin outlining a love story between two men in 1950s Paris.
  • NPR Book List
    • National Public Radio compiled a list of 8 books that highlight different queer stories, both fictional and non-fictional.
  • New York Public Library
    • Published books for kids and teens that center LGBTQ+ characters and stories.
  • Recent Publications
    • A list of recently published queer love stories and memoirs.

Video, Audio and Other Media on PRIDE

  • Library of Congress: Celebrating 50 Years of LGBTQ Pride
    • The Library of Congress invites Eric Cervini, author of "The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America," to discuss his book and the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ Pride.
  • Poet Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
    • Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reads from his new book of poetry, "Uncle Feygele," which explores the issues encountered by gay Orthodox Jews. He follows up with questions from the audience regarding the book and translating between English and Yiddish. 
  • How to Survive a Plague
    • David France discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., a riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts.
  • Queer Iberia: Sexualities & Crossings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
    • Josiah Blackmore and Gregory Hutcheson discuss their book "Queer Iberia," which looks at the sexual diversity that proliferated during the period between the 10th and the 16th centuries when political hegemony in the region of Spain and Portugal passed from Muslim to Christian hands.
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)
    • The AAPB has collected over 500 public radio, television programs, and original materials that demonstrate LGBTQ+ representation in public media. These archives include conversations, social and political reactions, and cultural movements associated with LGBT+ history.

PRIDE Celebrations in Volusia, Seminole and Orange Counties

Volusia County




Name of Event


Multiple Dates

Varying Times

All Deland Pride Events are Located in One Link!

DeLand Pride - Facebook

June 25, 2023

2 p.m.

Lake Helen Pride's Ice Cream Social

Lake Helen Pride's Ice Cream Social - All events


Seminole County



Name of Event


June 23, 2023

5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Sanford - Sunset at the Zoo

Sunset at the Zoo Event - Play Ground Magazine

June 24, 2023

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Trek Altamonte Springs Pride Ride

Trek Altamonte Springs Pride Ride - Eventbrite


Orange County



Name of Event


June 24, 2023

12 p.m.

Pride of Color 

Pride of Color - Orlando Weekly

June 16 – 18 2023

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Pride Fan Expo

Pride Fan Expo - All events

June 17, 2023

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Noche De Orgullo

Noche De Orgulho - Timicua

June 18, 2023

1 p.m.

Bazaar Botanica: Always Pride Market

Bazaar Botanica: Always Pride Market - Orlando Weekly

June 17 – 18 2023

4 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

6th Annual Pride Bar Crawl Orlando

6th Annual Pride Bar Crawl Orlando - Park Ave Magazine