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Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride at the San Diego Public Library!

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Happy LGBTQIA+ PRIDE 2021 from the San Diego Public Library! Every June & July, the San Diego Public Library celebrates PRIDE to honor the rich heritage, cultures, experiences, contributions, and resilience of our LGBTQ+-identified communities. The San Diego Public Library continues to pledge solidarity with our LGBTQ+ communities and is committed to bringing awareness and providing equitable opportunities & resources.


Raquel Ita and Barbie Q
Friday, June 18th, 2021 | 12-12:30 p.m. 
Celebrate San Diego's unique & diverse LGBTQIA+ community with a very special PRIDE Storytime with Raquel Ita & Barbie Q. PRIDE Storytime is a family-friendly way of recognizing & celebrating our diversity & individuality through age-appropriate stories & songs.


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Research Database

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Research sexuality and gender in relation to LGBTQ+ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related categories.


  • 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.
  • San Diego LGBT Pride
    San Diego LGBT Pride fosters pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. Pride supports a number of programs for all ages that meet the diverse needs and interest of the LGBTQ community.

2020 Pride Library Card

Children's Category Favorite and the card chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2020 Pride Library Card by Jasmine Nguyen
In partnership with San Diego LGBT Pride and with support from the San Diego Library Foundation, the San Diego Public Library LGBTQIA Library Services Committee held it's first Pride Library Card Design Contest in February/March of 2020. The design chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2020 Pride Library Card was designed by Jasmine Nguyen, a young patron from Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library.
2020 commemorative cards are no longer available.

2019 Pride Library Card

San Diego Public Library Pride 2019 Card
In partnership with San Diego LGBT Pride, the San Diego Public Library is presenting our first-ever San Diego LGBT Pride commemorative card. The design concept was developed by the San Diego Public Library's LGBTQIA committee and carried out by local San Diegan artist and library employee Rachel Murray. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Art from SDSU, she also has previous experience working as a live caricature artist.
2019 commemorative cards are no longer available.