It's difficult to find an exhaustive guide to all of the Pride flags you may see at Pride events, but these resources can help you to learn what different Pride flags mean. Do you know of other resources that should be on this list? Email the Librarian listed on this guide to share the link and see it included on this page!
"Historically, Queer People of Color (QPOC) have been gate-kept from the rooms where their voices matter most in, oppressed from their own communities based on who they choose to love, and as we’re witnessing today, being erased from history itself. "
"We affirm, celebrate, and amplify the intersectional expressions of Queer People of Color in the State of Indiana."
"Beginning in 1991, with DC Black Pride, the Black Gay Pride movement began as a way to provide Black LGBTQ+ people an alternative to the largely white mainstream LGBTQ+ movement.
The movement serves as a way for Black LGBTQ+ people to discuss specific issues that are more unique to the Black LGBTQ+ community and celebrate the progress of the Black LGBTQ+ community.
While the mainstream gay pride movement, often perceived as overwhelmingly white, has focused much of its energy on same-sex marriage, the Black Gay Pride movement has focused on issues such as racism, homophobia, and lack of proper health and mental care in black communities."
"AfroQueer is a podcast from AQ Studios telling the stories of Queer Africans from across the continent and diaspora."
"Our podcast celebrates queer love, and explores the laws affecting our lives, migration, media, race, class, censorship, family and sex (obviously). Along the way, we also share some bitter truths of what it means to be Queer and African, but also spotlight individuals shifting the landscape of African queerness."
"Founded in Kaitlin Prest’s bedroom in 2014, The Heart is the culmination of many years of audio experimentation and play. The show features personal documentary stories made by host KP and her friends. Home to the widely lauded “NO” series, Peabody Finalist “Silent Evidence”, Third Coast Gold Award winning “Mariya” and Prix Italia awarded “Movies In Your Head”. The Heart has been a force of queer feminist audio art making in the podcast industry."
"Join Dr. Money, Black Lesbian Troublemaker by day, Relational Therapist by other days, in this biweekly audio speakeasy that unites, ignites, and excites the queer women of color community. #QueerWOC is a space for queer folks of color rooted in reimagining healing, identity, and community."
"Join J'ay, Torrian, and Chef Von,three strong individually opinionated friends, debate today’s pop culture, politics, and lifestyles while spotlighting the intersection of black and gay identities. The conversations held are sometimes intense but always comical and eyebrow-raising. Catch My Black and Gay Podcast, a weekly bite-size podcast will have you inspired to keep an open mind with your views on life."
"Our Mission: To promote a multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination."
Resources compiled from the It Gets Better Project: "To Black Queer Youth — you are loved. Be strong and know that there are people and organizations fighting tooth and nail every single day to support your right to exist. The It Gets Better Project will be by your side until justice prevails and will continue to fight for a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals."
From the Human Rights Campaihgn: "We all deserve the right to live our lives genuinely, completely and honestly. Race, ethnicity, language, religion, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation and gender identity should never be barriers to us living our full lives. For LGBTQ people, coming out is often a significant part of reclaiming this right and living in our identity publicly."
"For those who identify as Black LGBTQ people, the coming out process can be complex to navigate. Coming Out: Living Authentically as Black LGBTQ People is designed for those embarking on their own coming out journey at the intersections of LGBTQ and Black identities. This guide aims to recognize the unique experiences Black LGBTQ people have in coming out, while understanding that coming out is a personal choice and the lifelong coming out experience is different for everyone."