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Pride Month: Reading and resources

On June 28, 1970, the first pride marches were held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Every June, the LGBTQ+ community continues to come together to commemorate and celebrate Pride.

This list is a collection of articles and resources focused on LGBTQ+ issues globally. The page was created by the staff of the Democracy Resource Center.

2024 Recommended Reading

2023 Recommended Reading


Amnesty International

“Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.”

Trevor Project

“Focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, [The Treavor Project] offer a toll-free telephone number where confidential assistance is provided by trained counselors.”

Human Rights Campaign

“The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.”


“At Stonewall, we stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be ourselves and can live our lives to the full.”

ILGA Europe

“We work for LGBTI peoples safety, equality and freedom. In collaboration with and on behalf of over 700 LGBTI member organizations across Europe and Central Asia, we are a driving force for political, legal and social change.

Our role is to enable the movement and be the connector. We unite activists with allies – and put institutional actors in touch with the issues we care about and the movement as a whole. With that in mind, we build strategic partnerships with LGBTI allies in society, like the private sector; but overall, we also nurture greater alliances between LGBTI and other equality and social justice movements.”


“The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.”

The Safe Zone Project

“The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities, and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own.”

Planned Parenthood

“Our health centers provide education, support, and sexual and reproductive health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex patients.”

National Center for Transgender Equality

“The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.”


“GLAAD – the world’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization – increases media accountability and community engagement that ensures authentic LGBTQ stories are seen, heard, and actualized.”

Outright International

Outright is dedicated to working with partners around the globe to strengthen the capacity of the LGBTIQ human rights movement, document and amplify human rights violations against LGBTIQ people, and advocate for inclusion and equality. “

National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

“Our mission is to promote and protect the equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ individuals and communities in Kenya, and advance their meaningful participation in society.”

Human Rights Watch

“Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples’ rights, and with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues. We document and expose abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide, including torture, killing and executions, arrests under unjust laws, unequal treatment, censorship, medical abuses, discrimination in health and jobs and housing, domestic violence, abuses against children, and denial of family rights and recognition. We advocate for laws and policies that will protect everyone’s dignity. We work for a world where all people can enjoy their rights fully.”