Markham Public Library Celebrates Pride Month

Pride Month Programs

Pride Month is a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, Two-Spirit, asexual and ally (LGBTQQIP2SAA or LGBTQ2+) communities. It is a time to learn about and recognize the rights and achievements of people belonging to this community: the right to marry, right to adopt and legal equality. In Canada, there is a long history of celebrating Pride, with its start in the early 1970s. MPL is recognizing Pride Month with a number of virtual events, blogs and reading lists for you. 


PRIDE Q & Gay: A Sexual Health Workshop

Wed, June 9, 2021 | 6:00 PM to  8:00 PM
What's on your mind? Here's your chance to ask questions and learn about your health.
Join us for an open chat about sexual health and harm reduction for LGBTQ2+ folks!
This workshop is in partnership with CAYR Community Connections, Aurora Public Library and the City of Markham (Recreation Services).
Register here.

LGBTQ2+ & Allies Book Club Meet & Greet

Tuesday June 15th 2021 | 7PM to 8:30 PM
Do you like reading? Rainbow Space is starting a 2SLGBTQ+ and allies book club in partnership with Markham Public Library and Gila Münster! We'll be highlighting top titles from the library's Pride collection in a casual show-and-tell, meant to inspire the selection of a first book to start with! We will particularly pay attention to books that portray intersectional identities and discuss the importance of representation. Join us for a meet & greet to launch our book club. In partnership with CAYR.
Register here. 




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