June is LGBTQ+ Pride month! 🌈 It's a time to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community across the globe. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the USA and saw the LGBTQ+ community stand against police brutality for six days. The first Pride march was held exactly a year afterwards in June 1970 and is deemed to be the birth of the Pride march that many of us know and love today.

Pride month centres on education in pride history and how we need to continually strive for greater equality and gay rights. This is why we've pulled together our favourite LGBTQ+ resources, from podcasts to books and films, these are some our our top picks...

At UpCircle HQ, all of our team will be reading, listening or watching one of the below LGBTQ+ resources each week in June. 

Books 📚  

    • Fairest by Meredith Talusan
    • Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing by Sarah McBride
    • The Stonewall Reader
    • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
    • Rebel Chef by Dominique Crenn & Emma Brockes
    • Legendary Children by Tom Fitzgerald & Lorenzo Marquez
    • Tasty Pride by Jesse Szewczyk
    • All In by Billie Jean King
    • Good as You by Paul Flynn


    TV shows and films 📺

    • Eastsiders
    • Grace & Frankie
    • Ru Pauls Drag Race
    • It’s a Sin
    • Queer Eye
    • Sense8
    • Sex Education
    • Special
    • The Bisexual
    • Banana
    • Cucumber
    • Hollywood
    • Tales of the city
    • Dear Evan Hansen
    • Booksmart
    • The Boys in the Band
    • Feel Good

     

      Podcasts 🎧

      • LGBTQ+A
      • Making Gay History
      • Food 4 Thot
      • Dead For Filth
      • Bad With Money
      • Some Families
      • Adventures in Time and Gender
      • Like minded Friends

       

      Plays 🎭️

      • Everybody’s talking about Jamie
      • &Juliet
      • The View upstairs
      • Coming Clean

       

      Comedians 🗣

      • Hannah Gadsby (Nanette + Douglas Netflix specials)
      • Simon Amstell (Set Free Netflix special)
      • Suzi Ruffell
      • Catherine Bohart
      • Mae Martin (Dope on Netflix)
      • Sophie Ducker

       

      If you have any suggestions we'd love to hear them - drop a comment below!