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How does your library uphold its values? Quite simply, we celebrate diversity and find strength in recognizing differences.

Since 1997, the Library's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others (LGBTQ+) Services Committee (now known as Pride) has committed itself to providing welcoming, inclusive opportunities for everyone. It began with a passionate group of staff dedicated to upholding the Library's mission and the Library Users Bill of Rights, and best serving Southern Arizona's LGBTQ+ library users.

Recent posts

LGBTQ: Staff Picks Masonry Block

Reads Rainbow Awards 2022

The Reads Rainbow Awards are given annually to readers' favorite LGBTQ+ books of the year. Click the link at the end for the full list!

Stonewall Book Awards 2023

The Stonewall book awards are given annually to works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the LGBT experience.

Congrats to the Youth Media Award winners!

The American Library Association announced the top books, including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz award winners.

Black Queer Books

Check out this mix of newer and older Black queer books for Black History Month and all year long!

Rainbow Reads Book Club in February!

Feb 18th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Event
Come be a part of this positively queer reading circle!

Rainbow Reads Book Chat- January 2023

Here are Book Chat recommendations from Rainbow Reads! Join us every third Saturday 1PM-3PM on odd numbered months.

LGBTQ+ Community Resources

Here are links to local resources in support and care of our LGBTQ+ community members.

They Both Die at the End

Bad Bunny is teaming up with Netflix to bring They Both Die at the End to TV! We recommend the book, and these readalikes!

Read Harder 2023: Romance With Bisexual Representation

Book Riot's Read Harder challenge, task 16: Read a romance with bisexual representation.

New Year, New Books

The new year rings in new books! Be the first to reserve these LGBTQ+ books coming out (no pun intended) in the first couple months of 2023.

Read Harder 2023: About a Trans Character by a Trans Author

Are you participating in Book Riot's Read Harder challenge in 2023? Here are some titles to start with for task #1 on the list.
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I loved this book! I am a huge Patricia Highsmith fan; I've read most of her books, and numerous biogs. So for a book to get her so right is quite an accomplishment.…

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Best Pride of 2022

Here are the books that Pride thinks were the best of 2022!
PimaLib_ChristineR said:

If you were like me and were disappointed with the end of The Raven Cycle, The Raven King, after being entranced by the early books in the series, let…

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Meet Kaitlyn of Pride

"There are people who will love and accept you as you are, sometimes we have to move beyond our past selves and connections to find them."

Queer Authors at the TFOB

Here are some of the LGBTQ+ authors who will be at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books! Check them out March 4-5, 2023.

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