SA Public Library celebrates Pride Month

The San Antonio Public Library celebrates the contributions of the LGBT community with a series of events in June.

The San Antonio Public Library is observing Pride Month with a series of events that focuses on different aspects of LGBT life. This is the fifth year the library has presented the series.

A statement on the library’s web site explains the aim of the month-long observance, “The Pride events planned in June are a part of the Library’s initiative to be relevant to a dynamic community and appeal to the many segments of a diverse city. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community of San Antonio is vibrant, vital, and visible.”

Check out the library’s Pride resources at this link. Below is the schedule of Pride events.

Aging Issues & Concerns in the LGBTI Community
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 4 – 6 p.m.
Landa Library, 233 Bushnell, San Antonio, TX 78212
Donna Teall from the Bexar Area Agency on Aging of the Alamo Area Council of Governments, will present a program on aging and related issues in the LGBTI community. There will be a time for questions and answers. Refreshments will be served.

Come OUT
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.
Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
Join us for a panel discussion with local LGBTI artists who have contributed to the richness of the arts and humanities in San Antonio. Panelists: Jenn Alva, Bassist, Girl in a Coma; Jade Esteban Estrada, Multimedia Artist; Dino Foxx, Co-Producer, San Antonio Burlesque Festival; SAAKRED, Performer; Tencha La Jefa, Drag Luminary.

Rock OUT
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6 – 7 p.m.
Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy. San Antonio, TX 78249
LGBTI local performance artists and musicians share their unique perspective and music at the library. Alyson D. Alonzo, Chris Conde, and friends Rock OUT for Pride as LGBTI local performers. Bring a chair or a blanket and your favorite beverage!

Work OUT
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Westfall Library, 6111 Rosedale Ct., San Antonio, TX 78201
Now that we are the sixth largest city in the United States we need space to grow so we can exercise our diversity and inclusion. Is your company serious about initiating a change initiative to recruit a diverse workforce? Are you an employee that would like to improve inclusion practices by establishing an employee resource group? How do we Work OUT in San Antonio? Join us from 6-6:30 for networking. The presentation will begin at 6:30. Cosponsors: Equality Texas, LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and Texas Competes.

Watch OUT
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Bazan Library, 2200 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207
For Pride Month and Watch OUT, the Bazan Branch Library presents the showing of the “Dallas Buyer’s Club”, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner. This film was released in 2013 and is rated R. The program is free and open to the public.

Break OUT
Monday, June 15, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.
Landa Library, 233 Bushnell, San Antonio, TX 78212
This program deals with the transgender “coming out” process and how other factors impact the experience. The primary focus will be the socioeconomic influence and access to healthcare. The program will start with a film entitled “The T Is No Longer Silent”, followed by a panel discussion which will include the filmmaker, Keith Wichinski, who is a local area health provider.

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