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LGBTQIA Library Services

San Diego Public Library’s LGBTQIA Library Services Committee celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community in a welcoming and inclusive library space that fosters connections to knowledge and each other.

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San Diego Outreach Events

San Diego Public Library staff marching at the 2017 San Diego Pride Parade

July 14, 2018 | 11 a.m - 3 p.m.
Hillcrest Pride Flag | 1500 University Avenue
San Diego Public Library will represent with pride at the 2018 San Diego Pride Parade. Library staff, volunteers, friends and family will march to represent the library and celebrate our LGBTQIA community. If you would like to join the library marching contingent email Ady Huertas at [email protected]. Pride Parade starts at 11:00 a.m.

San Diego Public Library staff marching at the 2017 Pride Parade

July 13, 2018 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Balboa Park | 6th & Laurel Street
Stop by the library booth at San Diego's 5th Annual Trans Pride Celebration. Register for a library card, learn more about our library programs and resources that support our diverse communities and spin the wheel to win library swag items!

Pride Month Events

Rainbow pride graphic

June 21, 2018 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Central Library | Pauline Foster Teen Center
The Pauline Foster Teen Center at the Central Library will be hosting a Teen LGBTQIA+ Book Discussion Group. Please join us as we discuss The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis.

Photo of rainbow chalks

Rainbow Crafts
Logan Heights Library
Craft your rainbow works of art in celebration of National LGBTQIA Pride Month! Each Wednesday in June we will feature a fun rainbow inspired craft for all ages.

Book Recommendations


  • The San Diego LGBT Community Center
    The Center is the nation's second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers that provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV.
  • San Diego Youth Services
    Mental health services and drop-in centers for LGBT youth and their families.
  • The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386
    24/7 crisis and support hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13-24. Also offers text and chat services.
  • GLBT National Help Center
    Free and confidential hotlines, chatrooms, and other resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people.
  • Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860
    Hotline that offers support and resources to transgender people in need. Staffed by the transgender community for the transgender community.

Pride Month Library Displays

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