Pride Month Events and Resources
May 23, 2022
Join AWP in honoring Pride Month this June!
AWP has assembled a list of resources including in person and online events, interactive and informative websites, author interviews, and other diverse programming. Whether it be learning something new about the history of Pride Month, attending a reading by a LGBTQ+ author, or purchasing a book from our Pride Month Booklist, there are always actions that can be taken to support and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
From The Writer’s Chronicle
Nonfiction/Nonbinary Literary Identities: An Investigation of Contemporary Writers Queering Gen(der/re) in America by Chachi Houser, April 2021
You Are Making Me Now: Writing God as a Contemporary American Poet by Joy Ladin, May/Summer 2017
GLBTQ Protagonists and the Mainstream Market by Krista Humphery, May/June 2017
The Lesbian Writer & the General Reader by Honor Moore, March/April 1990
Concerning Being Queer by Allan Gurganus, March/April 1990
An Interview with Jericho Brown by Jona Colson, November 2020
Rewatch Online Events
On the AWP website
Interview with David Laidacker-Luna, President, Fiesta Youth by Ely Vance, February 2020
Queer Words: Reflections on Facilitating Writing Workshops with Homeless LGBTQ Youth by Sassafras Lowrey, June 2019
Writing While… by A. Poythress, June 2019
Reclaiming the Pansy by Bruce Owens Grimm, June 2019
Podcast Episode 123: How Gay Is This Book?: 21st Century Approaches to the LGBTQ Classroom
History and Further Learning Links
“Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement” a timeline article of American LGBTQ History from the mid-1900s to present day published by PBS.
“Queer History,” an article written by Christina B. Hanhardt for the Organization of American Historians
Out in Rural America, a documentary by PBS featuring the highs and lows of living as an LGBTQ+ person in rural America.
“A Brief History of Queer Language Before Queer Identity,” by Jeanna Cadlec for Lit Hub.
For specific Literary Pride events, check out the AWP Pride Month Event list.