San Antonio Public Library celebrates Pride
Press Release, June 1, 2014
During the month of June, the San Antonio Public Library recognizes the
impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had
on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
The San Antonio Public Library changes lives through the transformative
power of information, imagination and ideas. As a community gathering
place and setting for engaging discussion, SAPL celebrates the cultural
diversity of the San Antonio community.
Pride Month is a time to reflect on and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender history, along with the history of the gay rights and
related civil rights movements.
The SAPL aims to accomplish this through hosting a variety of events and
discussions throughout the month at various branch locations.
In addition to the events below, many branch locations will feature Pride
programs and activities. Visit MySAPL.org for a complete list.
Pride Month Events will take place at the following library locations,
and are intended for adult audiences
Monday, June 2, 2014
6 p.m. - Central Library Conference Room 2.1, 600 Soledad St.
Know your status. The Metropolitan Health District offers free and confidential
HIV and AIDS testing.
Monday, June 2, 2014
6 p.m. - Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad St.
Often a person who comes out of the closet encounters conflict between
his or her spirituality and his sexual orientation. This panel discussion
presents information for the LGBTI community to find faith based organizations
that are supportive and edifying. Panelists include Rabbi Elisa Koppel
of Temple Beth-El, Reverend Mick Hinson of Metropolitan Community Church,
and Erika Forbes of Awakening Spiritual Community. Presented in part by
the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6-8 p.m. - Carver Branch, 3350 E. Commerce St.
Yoruba Richen explores the relationship between the African American community
and people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex in
her documentary, The New Black. This is a screening of the full length
documentary. *A panel discussion will follow on Monday, June 16 at McCreless
Monday, June 9, 2014
6 p.m. - Westfall Branch Library, 6111 Rosedale Ct.
The San Antonio Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Chamber of Commerce
offers information about businesses certified for diversity. Understand
the importance of a diverse work force and doing business with diversity
Monday, June 16, 2014
6-8 p.m. - McCreless Branch Library, 1023 Ada St.
Participate in a panel discussion centered on the cooperation and conflict
between the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex and the
African-American communities. Is gay “the new Black”? Discuss
the new civil rights movement as highlighted in the documentary, The New
Black. *The film will be presented in full on Tuesday, June 3 at Carver
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6-8 p.m.
Landa Branch Library, 233 Bushnell Ave.
Information can be life changing. At milestones in life, reliable information
is critical to good decisions. Texas law can be convoluted in those critical
moments like hospital visitations, adoptions, unions and death. The Library
has invited leaders in the community to help navigate all those courses
and resources. The panelists represent experts in family law, financial
planning and civil rights with perspectives focused on the needs of the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities.
Meet the Playwright: Jesus Alonzo
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6-9 p.m. - Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad St.
Jesus Alonzo reads from his recently published book, “Jotos del
A Very Gay Fiesta
Thursday, June 26, 2014
6:30-7:45 p.m. - Tobin Branch Library, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
Join us for a talk by Dr. Amy L. Stone, Associate Professor of Sociology
and Anthropology at Trinity University. She will speak on her current
research area- the dynamics of Fiesta and the way that gay and lesbian
visibility is part of a broader democratization of Fiesta. Since the 1950s,
gay men and lesbians have been visible participants in and organizers
of Fiesta events like Cornyation, the WEBB Party, and dozens of unofficial
Monday, June 30, 2014
6-8 p.m. - Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad St.
The San Antonio Public Library and The Playhouse San Antonio present excerpts
from the 2013-2014 season. Actors, directors, and staff from The Playhouse
will bring to life passages from a selection of live theater. Enjoy a
personal and up close experience with the dramatic and literary arts.
Act Out is a part of the library’s observation of Pride Month and
features San Antonio’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and
For more information about Pride Month events at SAPL, visit the events
calendar at mysapl.org or call 210-207-2500.