Pride at SPL 2024

Celebrate Pride at the Scarsdale Public Library!

History of Pride Month


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Pride Month Film Series

Join us this June for our Pride Film Discussion & Screening Series!

These films are part of our celebration of Pride Month, showcasing queer stories and the LGBT actors and screenwriters, historical and contemporary, who contributed to American cinema. 

With nerve wracking tension and superb technical achievement, Rope delivers an audacious crime thriller inspired by true events.

Winner of Sundance's Grand Jury Prize for US Drama this film tells the story of Cameron Post, a teenager in 1993 caught in a secret same-sex relationship with her girlfriend and sent to a gay conversion center.

Bold, absorbing, and cerebral, Compulsion delves with a skillful eye into the fascinating and shocking events of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case. 

Celebrate a tender and affecting friendship with a screening and discussion of the 2022 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

Digital Books, Movies, Music and more!

Access these suggested books and films for free with your library card!