Pride Month

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Pride Month

June is Pride month and is one of many days through the year celebrating diversity and inclusion.  As part of Pride Month (and all year long), we want to celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ creators and stories. 

Library Resources

Try these subject headings, online resources, or check with reference staff for more materials:

Learn about the history of Pride and the Gay Rights Movement from Britannica Libraries. 

Discover the historical journey of the Pride movement from a more local perspective through the BC Historical Newspapers collection.  Find articles from:

  • TheProvince - 1894 to 2010
  • TheVancouver Sun - 1912 to 2010
  • TheTimes-Colonist - 1884 to 2010.

Celebrate Queer culture with online magazines! We have OUT and The Advocate, The Gay PagesGay Times from our OverDrive Magazines collection. Our PressReader collection also includes a selection of LGBTQ magazines in several languages.

Need some happily-ever-after reading suggestions? Our fiction recommendation site, NoveList, has got you covered with LGBTQIA Romantic Reads.

If you aren't so much for the romance, NoveList has suggestions for novels that feature LGBTQIA characters across a wide variety of genres and topics. 

Get some guidance on making your workspace a welcoming place for everyone, LinkedIn Learning for Libraries has video courses on Diversity & Inclusion.

Drawing from their incredible library of LGBTQ+ films, Kanopy Streaming Films has curated a collection for Pride Month. To view these films that cover everything from historical events to pioneers bravely taking a stand against injustice, visit

Please connect with library staff if you encounter issues with accessing these online resources.


Looking for something specific? Try the ORL’s What to Enjoy Next service.  Our library staff are excited to help you find your next favourite book, movie, or TV show. Tell us what you like, and we will create you a personalized suggestions list (up to 5 suggestions with in 5-7 days).

Interested in books Kids or Teens? Fill out our What to Read Next form


Other Resources

  • Kelowna Pride Resources – This website is comprehensive and includes alocal, closed Facebook group,a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for gender-nonconforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, gender queer, intersexed or questioning, or any other variation under the rainbow spectrum, people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan.
  • South Okanagan Similkameen Pride – The SouthOkanagan Similkameen Pride Society supportsthe regional LGBTQ2+communitythrough education advocacy and providingsafe spaces and inclusive events for anyone.
  • UBC Okanagan Pride – The UBCO Pride Resource Centre (PRC) is a space on campus where LGBT and Ally students can come and talk about issues and challenges they face on and off campus. The PRC is a paraprofessional service which does not supply medical (mental or physical) advice but can refer students to professional healthcare services on or off campus. Volunteers for the PRC provide a safe, confidential space for LGBT and Ally students through events and office hours where students can come, have fun, and discuss LGBT issues.
  • Trans Lifeline Resources - Trans-verified, trans-led, and BIPOC-led or -centered national resources. Includes a hotline that connects callers with more local resources.
  • GLAAD Transgender FAQ – Learn more about transgender people and the issues important to them.
  • Trans Care BC – Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans people across the province.
  • History of Canadian Pride – Queer Events supplies a brief timeline of notable events in the history of Pride in Canada. Queer history is expansive, and this is not, by any means, a comprehensive list.
  • Qmunity - BC's queer, trans, and Two-Spirit resource centre out of Vancouver provides support through its youth, seniors & older adults, counselling, informational & referrals programming, and services, and helps connect folks through volunteer opportunities and peer support groups.
  • Qchat – A peer support line and resource database for LGBTQ2S youth in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Advocacy Canada: An Okanagan based organization led by 2SLGBTQ+ members and their allies whose goal is to unite and amplify queer voices in the community. Includes resources for 2SLGBTQ+ parents, seniors, and youth on health care, safe spaces, and mental health. Includes a list of safe places of worship and celebration of life events.