For Pride Month, humanities councils join parades across the country with histories of change, LGBTQ ancestors, jazz, politics, literature, film, and stories past, present, and future. And people have noticed: among many, read stories about Vermont Humanities Council and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities programs that celebrate the contributions of trans and LGBTQ+ individuals, and check out the list below for programs near you.

California Humanities: “LGBTQ+ Stories on the Silver Screen”

June is recognized in many places as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. At California Humanities, we’ve long been a supporter of projects that highlight the diversity of the alphabet community and that show the ways in which queer and trans lives intersect with other parts of lived experience.

Mass Humanities: “Stories of our LGBTQ Ancestors: Marion Turner”

Join Storrs Library and Ben Power for the story of Marion Turner, an African American, gender non-conforming person who lived in Florence, Massachusetts from 1898 to 1903.

Connecticut League of History Organizations: “Keynotes of Change: Susan Ferentinos, Interrogating the Silence: Sharing the LGBTQ Past with Visitors”

Engaging with the history of sexual and gender variance not only reveals new aspects of the past, but also challenges our understanding of historical narratives we think we already know.

Alaska Humanities Forum: Continuous: A Conversation on Culture & Gender

Join us for a few hours to participate in a conversation exploring how culture shapes our understandings of gender and sexuality. This conversation is designed in collaboration with photographer Jenny Irene Miller, the artist behind the “Continuous” exhibit of portraits of Indigenous LGBTQ2 people from around the state.

Humanities New York: Jazz & the LGBTQ+ Experience through the Lens of James Baldwin

More than ever as our nation grapples to cope with the best ways to navigate our many differences and struggles to find unity, NJMH seeks to provide programming that uses jazz and its rich history of lending voice to the marginalized as a vehicle that provokes thought, change and understanding among people.