PRIDE Month 2024 - Exhibit & Resources

June 6th, 2024

It’s that time of year again—time to celebrate the vibrant LGBTQIA+ Community! Here at the library, we’ve put together an eye-catching exhibit to show off just a few incredible queer stories from our collection. Krupp Library's 2024 PRIDE Month Display

On Display:

Fiction lovers might enjoy Malinda Lo’s Last Night at the Telegraph Club, a lesbian love story set against the backdrop of the Cold War, or Dennis E. Staples’ supernatural mystery This Town Sleeps. Graphic novel enthusiasts will recognize the high school romance Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, an adaptation of which captivated Netflix viewers in 2022.

Non-fiction readers need not worry though—we have plenty for them as well, including actor Elliot Page’s autobiography Pageboy and Chris Brickell’s Queer Objects, which explores the relationships between certain items and LGBTQIA+ identities across time.

We’ve also dug into our archives to highlight some of Bryant’s own LGBTQIA+ stories. Featured are signed posters from 2023 and 2024’s Drag Bingo events, photos of the student organization Bryant Pride from years past, and articles from Bryant’s former newspaper The Archway

A sampling of books on display

  1. Is Love the Answer?, Uta Isaki: A manga about high schooler Chika discovering her identity as an aromantic asexual.
  2. Becoming Eve, Abby Chava Stein: The autobiography of Stein, a transgender woman who was raised in the isolationist Hasidic Jewish community.
  3. The House of Impossible Beauties, Joseph Cassara: A novel that follows a cast of queer characters set in the Harlem ball scene, inspired by the 1991 documentary Paris is Burning.
  4. Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe: A graphic memoir of Kobabe's journey of self-identity, and eir nonbinary and asexual identities.
  5. The Tradition, Jericho Brown: A book of poetry featuring themes of "fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma."

More Resources

A sampling of ebooks

  1. Queer Compassion in 15 Comics, Phillip Joy: A collection of comics by and for queer artists. 
  2. Celluloid Activist: the life and times of Vito Russo, Michael R. Schiavi: a biography of Vito Russo, the writer of the groundbreaking 1995 documentary "The Celluloid Closet."
  3. The Generic Closet, Alfred L. Martin Jr.: Examines the restrictive tropes put on Black gay characters in sitcoms.
  4. Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Autism, Eva A. Mendes: A collection of pieces by autistic queer authors exploring the intersection between autism and queerness.
  5. Queer Voices in Hip Hop, Lauron J. Kehrer: Analyzes the influence the LGBTQIA+ community has had on hip hop.

On campus

The Pride Center: Located in the Fisher Student Center. A safe place for students of all identities to “explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ally, and related issues, through educational and social programming.”

Bryant Pride: Bryant’s student-led Pride group.


Gale Archives of Sexuality and Gender: Source of primary sources regarding “sex, sexuality, and gender research and gender studies research” dating back to the sixteenth century.

Digital Transgender Archive: Online hub for digitized artifacts of transgender history, based at Northeastern University.

PBS: The LGBTQ+ Experience: Documentaries, articles, and original feature pieces covering the experience of LGBTQIA+ individuals in America.

GLAAD Media Reference Guide, 11th edition: Great for those looking to expand their knowledge, a collection of definitions and explanations of LGBTQIA+ terms and concepts.

Human Rights Campaign: America’s largest LGBTQIA+ civil rights organization. Their work includes creating and sharing resources, including yearly reports analyzing the safest and most welcoming states for queer individuals.


Happy learning, and Happy Pride Month!


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