SA Public Library Sponsors Pride Events

The San Antonio Public Library is hosting events during June in observance of Pride Month.

The San Antonio Public Library released a list of events it is sponsoring in observance of Pride Month. This is the sixth year the library has presented such a series.

A statement on the library’s web site explains the aim of the month-long observance:

June is Pride month, a time set aside to celebrate the contributions to culture and society of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex. Throughout the month, SAPL hosts programs and events that celebrate the diversity of the San Antonio community. SAPL is a welcoming community gathering place that believes in the power of information, imagination and ideas and supports equitable access to information for all people interested in the LGBTI community.

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

Come OUT
June 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
Foxxy Blue Orchid leads a panel discussion of San Antonians sharing their own coming out stories. Panelists include Ashley Dee Brown, Alejandra Galindo-Cantu, Irene Galindo-Cantu, and Erick Macias.

Work OUT
June 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Westfall Library, 6111 Rosedale Ct., San Antonio, TX 78201
Local business owners share their experiences as LGBTI entrepreneurs.

Rock OUT
June 8, 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
Chris Conde and Pink Leche Rock OUT at the Central Library!

Speak OUT
June 15, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Landa Library, 233 Bushnell, San Antonio, TX 78212
HIV and AIDS educators share information and statistics about HIV in our community, and PrEP therapy for prevention.

Far OUT
June 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
Dr. Amy L. Stone shares the history of Cornyation and LGBTI community’s involvement in Fiesta. Through the years Cornyation has mocked social and political issues both in San Antonio and nationally. Since 1990, the show has raised over a million dollars for HIV/AIDS service organizations in San Antonio.

Break OUT
June 22, 2016, Noon – 4 p.m.
Mission Library, 3134 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214
Members of the local medical and support community share information on transgender issues and gender reassignment.

HIV testing and voter registration forms will be available at every event.

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