Kultur- und Diversitätskalender der Gemeinschaft

Bleiben Sie auf dem Laufenden, was rund um Spokane passiert!
Stop here to find family-friendly, educational, and racial & social justice oriented events going on in or around the area.

LGBT+ Pride Month

June was selected as Gay and Lesbian Pride month due to the three-day protest in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in  New York City. This event marked the first time that the gay community joined together to fight for their rights,  thereby gaining national attention. The anniversary of this event was one of the reasons June was chosen as the  national proclaimed month to celebrate GLBT pride. For more information visit https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride month/. 

National Caribbean American Heritage Month

A celebration of the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the U.S.  In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman  Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. For more information, visit their website at https://caribbeanamericanmonth.com/. 

Events In Spokane – June 2023

Die folgende Liste der Vielfalt/kulturellen Veranstaltungen und Aktivitäten im Spokane-Gebiet wurde von Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora zusammengestellt und bereitgestellt. Wenn Sie von einer öffentlich zugänglichen Diversity/kulturellen Veranstaltung wissen, die Sie in diesen monatlichen Diversity-Kalender aufnehmen möchten, senden Sie bitte eine E-Mail an Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora at yvonnecmz04@gmail.com mit Veranstaltungsdetails.


Local Events In Spokane



  • The Wyeths: Three Generations – Works from the Bank of America Collection
    This exhibition presents works by N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest illustrators, his son, Andrew, an important
    realist painter, Andrew’s son, Jamie, a popular portraitist, plus members of the extended family.
    Dates: June 1, 2023 – August 20, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
    Location: NW Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 West First Avenue
    Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors & college students, $7 children, members, and kids under 5 are free
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.northwestmuseum.org/. Visitors will see more than 60 paintings and
    drawings by the Wyeths from the Bank of America’s important and impressive collection.
  • “Beyond the Page, Beyond the Canvas”
    A collection of visual mixed media works by Tracy Poindexter-Canton inspired by Black writers.
    Dates: Friday, June 2 thru Friday, June 30, 2023, Meet the artist on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm.
    Time: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday: noon – 4:00 pm
    Location: Indian Trail Library Branch, 4909 W Barnes Rd
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.spokanelibrary.org/indian-trail/.

  • Conscious Conversations
    Intentional conversations about spiritual and cultural matters.
    Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
    Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S Bernard ST
    For more information and to RSVP, contact Jeff Tawney at justbetheblessing@gmail.com.
  • 2023 Spokane 38th Annual ArtFest
    The MAC’s ArtFest is a three-day celebration of art and fine craft, and an Inland Northwest tradition for the entire
    family. Our goal is to present the premiere juried art fair in Spokane and to provide a marketplace for artists to
    showcase handmade art and fine craft to art lovers throughout the Inland Northwest and beyond. You will find
    painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry and much more. All sales go directly to the artists.
    Dates: Friday, June 2 thru Sunday, June 4, 2023
    Time: Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Location: MAC Campus, 2316 W 1st Ave, enter the festival grounds from First Ave
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.artfestspokane.com/.
  • Neighbor Day
    Come meet your neighbors. Join West Central Community Center, along with various clubs and organizations from
    around our community for a neighbor Day meet and greet. There will be music, games, food and prizes.
    Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
    Time: 4:00 pm– 7:00 pm
    Location: AM Cannon Park
    For questions call 509.323.7501.
  • QueerProv
    An All-improvised Improv Show with All LGBTQ Players. Enjoy as the players engage in improv games with a queerflair.
    This show is fun for mature audiences.
    Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
    Time: 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    Location: Blue Door Theater
    Cost: $9.00
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.spokanepride.org/pride-events.
  • Spokane Garry – A Historical Expedition
    A fully-guided bus tour by Dr. David Beine, Emeritus Dean of the College of Global Engagement at Great Northern
    University, will visit Chief Garry Park, the original homestead site of Garry, Drumheller Springs (where Garry held
    school), Latah Creek and Indian Canyon (where he fled to when he was dispossessed from his land), and Garry’s
    final resting place in Greenwood Cemetery.
    Dates: Saturday, June 3, 2023 and Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Location: Participants will receive a detailed itinerary with meeting locations after registration.
    Kosten: $50.00
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://secure.rec1.com/WA/spokanewa/catalog/index?filter=dGFiJTVCMzU1NyU1RD0xJnNlYXJjaD0 or call 509.625.6200. Sponsored by Spokkane Parks and Recreation.
  • BizFest – A Children’s Business Fair
    A Children’s Business Fair is an event that provides a platform for children to showcase their entrepreneurial skills
    by starting and operating their businesses. Ages 6-14 showcase their business ventures.
    Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Location: The Hive, (Spokane Library) 2904 E Sprague Ave
    For more information, visit their website at www.childrensbusinessfair.org/spokane-wa.
  • SCFD9 Demo Day and 75th Anniversary
    Family-oriented event will feature live demonstrations; auto extrications, live fire, technical rescue, etc. We will
    also have hands-on activities for kids and adults, fire extinguisher testing, junior firefighter challenge course and so
    much more!!
    Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Zeit: 10:00 – 14:00 Uhr
    Location: Fire Station 92, 3801 E. Farwell RD, Mead at the corner of Farwell and Market
    For more information, visit their website at http://scfd9.org/. Sponsored by Spokane County Fire District 9.
  • Spirit of the Eagle Pow Wow
    EWU Native American Student Association: Drums, drummers and dance competitions honoring EWU Graduates!
    MC Gabby Corral Sr., Head Man: George Meninick Jr and Head Woman: Taunie Cullooyah.
    Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Time: 1:00 pm grand entry and 7:00 pm grand entry
    Location: Reese Court Pavilion, 1136 Washington St, Cheney, WA
    Kosten: Kostenlos und öffentlich
    For questions email Evanlene Melting Tallow at emeltingtallow@ewu.edu or Vanessa Pete at
  • Health and Resource Fair for Slavic Community
    Local businesses and organizations host a community event featuring affordable health care services, housing
    services and assistance with paying for rent and utilities.
    Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Zeit: 13:00 Uhr
    Location: Roosevelt Elementary School, 333 W 14th Ave
  • Spokane Pride Cruise
    Sail the day away on Lake Coeur d’Alene with new friends, great music by DJ Great Dane, a fun show, and yummy
    Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
    Time: Boarding 2:30 pm – 3.00 pm, Cruise 3.00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location: Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises at Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S 2ndst, Coeur d’Alene, ID
    Cost: $30.00
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.spokanepride.org/pride-cruise.
  • 25th Annual Chalk Art Walk – Theme: Wonderland
    A free sidewalk Chalk Art contest for all age. Open to all ages, children 12 and younger must be accompained by a
    resposible adult. Chalk is provided in 4-colors
    Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
    Time: Sign up starts at 9:00 am (registrstion booth will be outside the Red Dragon and the Hill House Event Center
    on Diamond. You must have a registered number to be in the contest. Judging starts at 3:00 pm
    Location: Hillyard
    For more information, call 509.217.4656
  • Greek Cooking Class
    Learn to make baklava, pastitsio with souvlaki skewers and tzatziki.
    Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
    Zeit: 17:30 Uhr
    Location: Wanderlust Delicato, 421 W Main Ave
    Cost: $85.00
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://wanderlustdelicato.com/.
  • Whisky und Wiretaps: Der rumlaufende König des Nordwestens
    On Thanksgiving Day, 1925, Roy Olmstead was trapped by federal prohibition agents and their Tommy guns on a
    lonely Puget Sound dock. His reign as the Northwest’s most prolific bootlegger had ended. But big questions—
    political, cultural, and legal—remained.
    Why did Olmstead, the youngest lieutenant in Seattle Police Department history, form a secret gang to take over
    Prohibition bootlegging in the Northwest? What can we learn today from “The Good Bootlegger’s” story of
    whiskey-driven politics, culture wars, criminalization of popular social behavior, illegal surveillance, spies,
    sensational trials, and Constitution-bending trips to the Supreme Court?
    Using photographs, documents, newspapers, and court cases, Steve Edmiston breathes life into Olmstead’s story.
    Steve Edmiston (he/him) is a business and entertainment lawyer with Bracepoint Law, an indie film screenwriter
    and producer, founder of Quadrant45, and co-founder of The Good Bootlegger’s Guild. Edmiston lives in Des
    Moines, near the site of Olmstead’s final arrest.
    Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
    Time: 6:30pm
    Ort: Online
    Kosten: Kostenlos, Anmeldung erforderlich, siehe unten
    Für weitere Informationen und Anmeldung, https://www.humanities.org/event/online-whiskey-and-wiretaps-thenorthwests-rumrunning-king-9/. Gefördert von Geisteswissenschaften Washington, https://www.humanities.org/. Hosted by The Camano Island Branch of Sno-Isle Libraries.
  • Spokane Falls Two Spirit Pow Wow
    Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
    Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, grand entry at 1:00 pm
    Location: Riverfront Park, Lilac Bowl
    Kosten: Kostenlos und öffentlich
    For more information, email info@spokanepride.org or visit www.spokanepride.org.
  • 3rd Annual Big Gay Dance Party
    Come out and celebrate PRIDE with SAN while dancing to fabulous music with drink specials, drag shows and fun!
    Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
    Time: 8:00 pm 11:55 pm
    Location: nYne Bar and Bistro, 232 W Sprague Ave
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.sannw.org/. Event by Spokane Aids network (SAN).
  • Manito Park Art Festival
    Art, children’s activities, live music, children’s art activities, food, and more. This festival focuses on providing
    emerging artists an opportunity to showcase their works of art alongside more established artists.
    Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Location: Lawn just east of Duncan Garden.
    Cost: Free. Must register
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.thefriendsofmanito.org/art-festival/
  • Spokane Pride Parade and Festival – Theme: Never Going Back
    The event is an all-ages, family-friendly Pride, committed to developing Pride experiences that are welcoming,
    engaging, and accessible for ALL people of all identities and experiences.
    Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
    Time: 12:00 pm parade starts, 1:00 pm festival starta, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm main stage concert
    Location: Parade – downtown Spokane, Festival at Riverfront Park
    Kosten: Kostenlos und öffentlich
    For more information, email info@spokanepride.org or visit spokanepride.org.
  • A Journey of Resilience & Resistance with Yvonne Swan
    Yvonne Swan is a member of the Sinixt (Arrow Lakes People) and Colville Confederated Tribes, and a onceconvicted
    criminal. She has dedicated her life to advocating for the rights of Indigenous people and raising
    awareness for issues that disproportionately affect Indigenous women. Through her passionate advocacy, she has
    become a beacon of hope and strength for many.
    Swan will be joined in conversation by Professor Margo Hill, herself an advocate for the rights of Indigenous Women.
    Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
    Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Library – Central, nx?yx?yetk? Hall, 906 W Main St
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://events.spokanelibrary.org/event/8495837.
  • Die indigenen Wurzeln und die Zukunft der amerikanischen Demokratie
    History books teach us that the Founding Fathers birthed American democracy, but do not reveal the Indigenous
    sources of inspiration that guided their vision. The Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s Great Law of Peace—uniting six
    Nations in an alliance that predates the American Constitution by centuries—served as a powerful example to men
    such as Benjamin Franklin, who benefited from the political guidance of Haudenosaunee leaders. Franklin directly
    cited the Law’s influence on the Constitution.
    But even Franklin did not comprehend the political and spiritual power held by the clan mothers of these
    matriarchal societies, who were instrumental to building and maintaining a peaceful union. Join storyteller Fern
    Renville as she shares stories both mythic and personal that reframe and highlight the history, present, and future
    of Indigenous female power and leadership in America. Such stories include the Seneca story of The Peacemaker
    and the Dakota story of White Buffalo Calf Woman.
    Fern Naomi Renville (she/her) is a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Omaha, and Seneca-Cayuga storyteller, theatre
    director, and playwright. She is the great-granddaughter of Melinda Cayuga, a Seneca matriarch who exemplified
    the loving strength of the clan mothers. Renville lives in Washougal.
    Date: Friday, June 16, 2023
    Zeit: Mittag
    Location: On-line, must register
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.humanities.org/event/online-american-democracys-indigenous-rootsand-future-19/. Gefördert von Geisteswissenschaften Washington, https://www.humanities.org/. Hosted by The Women’s Century Club.
  • Juneteenth Celebration – Community Pillar Awards
    Honoring those who have impacted and uplifted the Spokane African American Community.
    Date: Friday, June 16, 2023
    Time: 6:00 pm – social hour, 7:00 om awards show
    Location: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W Sprague Ave
    For more information contact http://www.inwjc.org/. In Collaboration with MLK Community Center, and The Carl Maxey Center.
  • Handbell Concert – BellaCristo, Rendevous on the Spokane
    BellaCristo will open the AREA 10 Handbell Musicians of America Biennial Conference with original compositions
    and arrangements for Handbells.
    Dates: Friday, June 16, 2023 – Sunday, June 18, 2023
    Time: Friday – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday 7:30 – 9 :00 pm, Sunday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location: CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N Discovery Place
    Kosten: Kostenlos und öffentlich
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://area10.handbellmusicians.org/area-10-biennial-conference-2023/.
  • Terrain’s Bazaar 2023
    Spokane’s largest, all-local art market, Bazaar, is back — with 142 local artists, makers and goods mongers selling
    their beautiful creations in the heart of downtown. Most items are $100 or less, making it easy to bring beautiful,
    one-of-a-kind, locally made goods into your life.
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Location: Main Ave – Downtown Spokane
    Kosten: Kostenlos, öffentlich
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.terrainspokane.com/.
  • World Refugee Day
    Annual community-wide celebration of local refuges for the annual United Nations world Refugee Day. There will be food from Feast World Kitchen, hand-made crafts, customary song and dance, a citizenship ceremony, speakers, activities for kids, and more!
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Nevada Playfield at Garry Middle School, 725 E Joseph Ave
    Event sponsored by Refugee and Immigrant Connections Spokane.
  • Juneteenth Celebration at MLK Community Center
    Live music, food, giveaways, games and more!
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: MLK Family Outreach Center, 500 S Stone St.
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://mlkspokane.org/. Sponsored by MLK Community Center.
  • KPBX Kids’ Concerts 30th Anniversary
    Pack a picnic & a blanket and celebrate with us! Attendees can enjoy a performance by student marimba band Musha Marimba, popsicles, and fun at this FREE concert. Musha Marimba is a high school student group from The Enrichment Cooperative at Bryant School. They play traditional marimba music from Zimbabwe and other countries.
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Location: Shadle Park, 2005 W Wellesley Ave
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/2023-05-23/kpbx-kids-concerts-30th-anniversary-celebration.
  • 44th Gay Spokane Pageant
    Join them for “Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, Celebration of Stage & Screen” the 44th Annual Gay Spokane Pageant.
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, doors open at 4:00, show at 5:00 pm
    Location: nYne Bar and Bistro, 232 W Sprague Ave
    Cost: $25.00, $15.00 with student ID
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.spokanepride.org/pride-events.
  • Father’s Day Fest
    Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Time: 4:30 pm
    Location: Spokane Community College, Building 6, Lair | Sasquatch Room, 1810 N Greene St
    Cost: Free for fathers and their families
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie http://www.inwjc.org/
  • Northeast Washington Educational Service District (NEWESD) 101’s Regional Equity Summit
    Keynote: Dr. Adeyemi Stembridge, author of Culturally Responsive Education in the Classroom. Presenters: Dr. Rachel Eifler, EdD and Dr. Adeyemi Stembridge, PhD.
    Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: Joel E. Ferris High School, 3020 East 37th
    Cost: $75.00, registration ends June 20, 2023
    Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung unter https://www.pdenroller.org/newesd101/catalog/152835.
  • El Mercadito de Spokane
    Outdoor market held the last week of Saturday every month. You can obtain fresh cultural foods, activities and provide support for local entrepreneurs and organizations to showcase their products.
    Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
    Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: A.M. Cannon Park, 1999 W Spoffard Ave
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.latinosenspokane.org/mercadito.
  • Pride in Perry
    A celebration of LGBTQ+ community in the South Perry district. Features Odyssey’s open house, vendors, and community resources. In addition, games, food specials, a COVID vaccine clinic and free COVID test kits and more.
    Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
    Time: noon – 5:00 pm
    Location: South Perry District
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.odysseyyouth.org/pride-in-perry oder E-Mail events@odsseyyouth.org.
  • HoopFest
    The largest 3 on3 outdoor basketball tournament with over 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans, and 450 courts spanning 45 city blocks! Beyond basketball, it is an outdoor festival with shopping, food, and interactive entertainment.
    Date: Saturday – Sunday, June 24-25, 2023
    Location: Downtown Spokane
    Cost: Free to observe
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.spokanehoopfest.net/.
  • Spokane Civics Salon
    Join Spokane Public Library’s Current Affairs Specialist, Shane Gronholz, for a monthly ‘salon’ centered around discussions on what you believe the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States are. This month, they will discuss some of the main points in G.A. Cohen’s short but impactful work, Why Not Socialism? Right before he died, Marxist philosopher G. A. Cohen wrote a short book called Why Not Socialism? Ben Burgis in Jacobin magazine writes, “It’s a perfect introduction to the case for moving beyond a capitalist economy.”
    Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023
    Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Library – Central Conference Room A, 906 W Main St
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://events.spokanelibrary.org/event/8561605.


  • Unity in the Community (UIC) – Celebrating 28 Years
    UIC consists of five key vendors areas: Youth Fair, Career and Education Fair, Health Fair, Early Learning Fair, and general vendors. Along with our vendors we also have a Cultural Village and a stage consisting of a diverse group of performers and acts to keep you entertained all day. Whatever your age, you will find something to do at UIC.
    Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Ort: Riverfront Park
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie www.nwunity.org.
  • 3rd Annual Tacos y Tequila Festival
    Taco trucks, food vendors, live music, scholarship fundraiser, tequila flights, and beer garden
    Dates: Saturday-Sunday August 26-28, 2023
    Time: Saturday, 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Spokane
    Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie https://www.facebook.com/TacosTequilaSpokane oder https://www.hbpaofspokane.org/.

Wenn Sie von öffentlich zugänglichen Diversity-/Kulturveranstaltungen wissen, die Sie in den Monatskalender aufnehmen möchten, senden Sie bitte eine E-Mail an Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora an yvonnecmz04@gmail.com mit Veranstaltungsdetails.

Für andere allgemeine Veranstaltungen in Spokane besuchen Sie Visit Spokane oder Spokane 7.


Democracy Now!
Day: Monday – Friday
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am; 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. democracynow.org. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Demokratie jetzt! Schlagzeilen auf Spanisch
Date: Saturdays
Zeit: 7:00 – 8:00 Uhr
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, democracynow.org. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Tag: Montag 
Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Variety music/talk show for teens by teens. Produced by students of West Valley City School. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio. Detention takes a break during the summer.

Libellen in dünner Luft
Day: Sundays
Zeit: 15:00 – 16:00 Uhr
One of the few elementary age children’s radio shows in the country produced by kids for kids. The program is fun and educational for children and adults, and includes a mix of jokes, music, guests, stories, poetry, trivia. and more. Includes Alice, Elenor C., Lily, Rowan, Sicely, Finn, Eleanor M., Sophia, Aleric, and Amara who all go to Spokane Public Montessori Elementary School. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Earth Matters Now!
Date: Tuesdays
Zeit: 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr
Providing a unique perspective on environmental news, issues and science to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for positive environmental action. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Generational Warfare
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join host Ry the Y as he battles with his Gen Z co-hosts, Zakris and Ezekiel. The three friends, alongside guests from the community, grapple with generational divides — both the silly and the seemingly irreconcilable. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Lateinische Lounge
Day: Mondays
Zeit: 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
A wide spectrum of Latin music, hosted by “Corazon.” Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Nacho Celtic Hour
Tag: Sonntag
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Caridwen Irvine-Spatz is the host of the Nacho Celtic Hour, a program that explores acoustic music from many traditions but mainly focused on music from the Celtic diaspora- especially if it has a local connection. Lately the show has been featuring music from Ukraine. Listen on KPBX at 91.1 or visit their Webseite.

Out and About
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Consists of a variety of LGBTQ, local news, locally produced, music and public Affairs. Host and producer Maeve Griffith. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Page Turner Show
Date: Fridays
Zeit: 13:00 Uhr
Discussions with various folks.
Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Die persische Stunde
Day: Saturdays
Zeit: 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr
The Persian Hour is hosted by Shahrokh Nikfar and consists of a variety of Iranian music from hip hop to traditional, jazz, blues, rock and roll, and the usual. He also shares stories, recipes, and interviews. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Königinnen des Lärms
Day: Wednesdays
Zeit: 20:00 – 22:00 Uhr
Hosted by Luscious Duchess, you will hear best in female vocalists/musicians. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

The Spanish Hour
Tag: Montag
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Candice Agree invites everyone who has an interest in, a fascination of, and a love for the cultural life of Spain and
the Spanish-speaking world to tune in to this unique classical music program.
Listen on KPBX at 91.1 orvisit their Webseite.

Spokane Public Radio, KPBX 91.1, An NPR Member Station
Various programs and news throughout the day.
Listen at 91.1. KPBX
For more information on programs, visit their Webseite.

Klänge der Wissenschaft
Day: Sundays
Zeit: 16:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Lively discussion of what’s happening in the world of science, from how it affects our lives to the ways we shape it. Hosted by Blake, Amaya, and Adam. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Willkommen zuhause
Day: Thursdays
Zeit: 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr
A multi-genre roots based folk show. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Frauenmedienzentrum Live
Day: Wednesdays
Zeit: 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr
WMC Live with Robin Morgan tackles today’s hottest topics; whether it be sex, politics, art, humor, religion, culture, or news stories that go unreported, each episode is engaged regularly, insightfully, and intelligently. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Workin' Woman Blues
Day: Sundays
Zeit: 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Tunes to help you shake the blues out of your hair with a mix of funk, R&B, soul and blues, hosted by Jukebox Jennie. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

June 2023 International/National Cultural Celebrations

June 1

Gawai Dayak – Malaysia
This is a festival marking the traditional rice harvest. Rituals performed to express thanks to the spirits of the paddy with requests for better harvest during the next planting season. It is an open house for friends and relatives with celebrations usually lasting three days.

Children’s Day – Laos
Guided by the belief that the children of today are the future of tomorrow, the celebration of Children’s Day is celebrated every first of June every year.

Global Day of Parents – UN
This day was proclaimed by the UN in 2012 to honor parents throughout the world.

Independence Day – Samoa
In 1962, Samoa became independent from New Zealand.

Labor Day – Bahamas

June 2

Republic Day – Italy
Known as the Festival of The Republic, it is celebrated on the day that Italians voted to abolish the monarch in 1946.

June 4

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – UN
Acknowledges the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse.

Núr (5th Month) – Bahú’í
The first day of the fifth Baha’í month. The English translation of Núr (Arabic) is Light.

Pentecost – Christian: Coptic and Eastern Orthodox
The Holy Spirit was felt amongst the 12 apostles after Jesus’ death. New members of the church are baptized on this day. It is called white Sunday because white clothes are worn for baptism.

June 5

Constitution Day- Denmark
Honors as both the first constitution of 1849 which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy” and the current constitution of 1953, which were signed on this date of their respective years.

World Environment Day – UN
Message to reject single-use plastic, refuse what you can’t re-use.

June Bank Holiday – Ireland

June 6

National Day – Sweden
In 2004, the parliament voted on the 6th of June to become the Swedish National holiday.

June 8

World Oceans Day – UN
Reminds every one of the major roles the oceans have in everyday life.

June 10

Portugal Day – Portugal
Observes the anniversary of the death in 1580 of national poet, Luiz Vaz de Camões, with parades, writing contests and dances.

Trooping the Color – UK, England
The official birthday of the King is marked each year by a colorful and historic military parade and march-past, known as Trooping the Colour.

June 12

Russia Day – Russia
Russian parliament formally declared Russian sovereignty from the USSR which declared complete state independence.

Independence Day – Philippines
The Philippine Declaration of Independence was proclaimed this date in present day Kawit, Cavite.

World Day Against Child Labor – UN

June 14

Flag Day – USA
A day chosen by the Continental Congress in 1777 to honor the flag as a symbol of patriotism. Its 13 red and white stripes represent the original colonies, while the 50 stars stand for the separate but united states of the Union. Flags are flown over all schools, statehouses, courtrooms and churches.

June 16

Matariki – Aboriginal/Maori, New Zealand
When the star cluster Matariki (Pleiades) appears in the dawn sky, Maori New Year starts. Festivities begins with the new moon after the first appearance of Matariki and last for a month. It is time for connecting with, and giving thanks to the land, sea, and sky for the community to come together to farewell the dead and to begin planning ahead for the coming year.

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev – Sikh
Commemorates the death of the fifth guru of the Sikhs and the first Sikh martyr executed by the Mughai emperor Jehangir. He built the Golden Temple in Amritsar with doors facing all four directions to emphasize the Sikh way was open to all, regardless of caste.

June 17

Independence Day – Iceland
Icelandic National Day celebrating Iceland’s independence from Denmark on June 17, 1944.

World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought – UN
To promote public awareness of land degradation and to draw attention to the implementation of the UNCCD in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa.

June 18

Father’s Day – USA, Canada, UK
This day we honor all fathers in the world. Louise Dodd of Spokane, WA, began the tradition in 1910. Her own father was a veteran who raised his six children alone after his wife died in childbirth. Interest in the day grew, and in 1966 a presidential proclamation established Father’s Day as the 3rd Sunday in June.

June 19

Juneteenth – African-American, USA
June 19, 1865, also known as National Freedom Day, is considered the official end of slavery in the United States. Slaves in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas were not told about their freedom until this day, even though the Emancipation Proclamation took place in April of 1863. Made into a USA holiday in 2021.

Labor Day – Trinidad & Tobago

June 20

World Refugee Day- UN
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.

Summer Solstice
In the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight, the June solstice is also called the summer solstice.

Litha – Wicca
Falls on the summer solstice. The Latin word solstice means the sun stood still. Wiccans celebrate the Sun at the height of its power for providing good harvests.

June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Aboriginal/Native Canadian
In 1996, a former Governor General of Canada proclaimed June 21 to be known as National Aboriginal Day. This is an event growing in importance in Canada when the outstanding contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, collectively known as Aboriginal peoples, are being recognized.

National Day – Greenland
Celebrations consist of speeches, hoisting of the flag, church services and local entertainment.
International Day of Yoga – UN

Inti Raymi – Peru
Celebrated in Cusco, the second biggest festival in Latin America celebrates the winter solstice Incan Festival where the God of the Sun, Wiracocha, is honored.

June 22

Dragon Boat Festival – China, Hong Kong
This day honors the patriot poet Chu Yuan who drowned himself in the Milo River, south of China in protest of the political injustice in 277 B.C. The villagers raced to the river and jumped into dragon boats but never found him. As they searched, they beat drums to scare off fish and dragons that might attack his mortal remains. It is a holiday celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons.

June 23

Public Service Day – UN
On December 20, 2002, the UN designated this date to celebrate the value and virtue of public service, and the contribution of public service in the development process.

National Day – Luxembourg

Rahmat (6th Month) – Baha’i
The first day of the sixth Baha’i month. The English translation of Rahmat (Arabic) is Mercy. Starts at sunset on the 23rd.

June 24

St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec) – Canada
The patron saint of French Canadians in Quebec. It is a national holiday with parades, bonfires and fireworks to celebrate his birthday.

Dia de San Juan – Puerto Rico
This day commemorates the island’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist. People gather at beaches in the afternoon. Then at midnight they jump into the ocean backwards three times to symbolize baptism, immersion, and new life. Feasts follow.

June 26

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – UN
In 1997, the UN General Assembly proclaimed June 26th the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to remind people that human torture is unacceptable and a crime.

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – UN
This date is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

Independence Day – Madagascar, Somalia

June 27

Multiculturalism Day – Canada
The Government of Canada officially recognized June 27th as the Canadian Multiculturalism Day on November 13, 2002. This day acknowledges the contributions various communities make to Canadian society and celebrates the country’s richness and diversity.

June 28

Stonewall Rebellion Day – LGBT
This day commemorates the U.S. anniversary of the protest against police harassment in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1969. Events and Pride Parades are held in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Eid-ul-Adha – Islam
Concludes the Hajj and is a three-day festival celebrating Abraham’s test of obedience to Allah when he was asked to sacrifice his son Ismael. At the last minute, Allah replaced Ismael with a lamb.

June 29

St. Peter and Paul Day – Chile
Liturgical feast in honor of Saints Peter and Paul.

Gahambar Maidyoshem (June 29-July 3)- Zoroastrian
An diesem Tag wird die Erschaffung der Tiere gefeiert. Es ist auch eine Zeit für die gerechte Verteilung von Lebensmitteln.

June 30

Independence Day – Congo

Source: Diversity/Cultural Celebrations from Creative Cultural Communications 2023 Diversity Calendar, http://multicultural.com/ .

Below are resources found on the Library of Congress website for LGBTQ+ Resources


On Social Media:
Blog posts from across the Library related to LGBTQ history.

Research Guides:
LGBTQ+ Studies: A Resource Guide This research guide serves as an introduction into the excellent collection of LGBTQ+ resources available at the Library of Congress. In addition to high profile collections like the Frank Kameny Papers, the Library also owns a number of LGBTQ+ periodicals and primary source materials. The Library provides on-site access to a number of relevant databases and electronic resources in LGBTQ+ Studies as well.

LGBTQ+ Artists Represented in the Performing Arts Special Collections in the Library of Congress Music Division The artistic community has always had many LGBTQ+ members, including musicians, dancers, choreographers, writers, directors, designers, and other creators. The Music Division holds a wealth of information about these LGBTQ+ artists in its performing arts special collections, which contain musical scores, correspondence, scripts, photographs and other documents of their lives and careers. This survey (information provided via PDF – https://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/pdf/lgbtq-performing-arts-library-of-congress.pdf) ) brings together some of the highlights from these holdings, providing an opportunity to learn more about LGBTQ+ creators and to recognize and celebrate their artistic achievements.
The artistic community has always had many LGBTQ+ members, including musicians, dancers, choreographers, writers, directors, designers, and other creators. The Music Division holds a wealth of information about these LGBTQ+ artists in its performing arts special collections, which contain musical scores, correspondence, scripts, photographs and other documents of their lives and careers. This survey (PDF) brings together some of the highlights from these holdings, providing an opportunity to learn more about LGBTQ+ creators and to recognize and celebrate their artistic achievements.

LGBTQ+ Resources in Business and the Workplace
A guide to sources of information for those researching the issues that affect the economic circumstances of the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ Resources in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress
This guide serves as an introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and other related (LGBTQ+) resources available in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. Please note that this guide is not intended to be comprehensive, but is a curated list of related collections.

LGBTQ+ Sports and Recreation Research Guide
The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of material related to sports and recreation, both in historical and contemporary contexts. The Library collects materials in all formats, languages, and time periods that explore a broad range of subjects including works related to or about sports in general, specific sports or movements within sports, and specific athletes. These works generally class in GV but can be found scattered throughout the subject areas of the entire Library of Congress classification system. Learn more – Introduction to LGBTQ Sports and Recreation (Main Reading Room, Research and Reference, Library of Congress)


Aaron Copland Collection 

The Aaron Copland Collection consists of published and unpublished music by Copland and other composers,  correspondence, writings, biographical material, datebooks, journals, professional papers including legal and  financial material, photographs, awards, art work, and books. Of particular interest is the correspondence with  Nadia Boulanger, which extend over 50 years, and with his long-time friend, Harold Clurman. Other significant  correspondents are Leonard Bernstein, Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, Carlos Chávez, David Diamond, Roy Harris,  Charles Ives, Claire Reis, Arnold Schoenberg, Roger Sessions, and Virgil Thomsom. The photographic collection of  Copland’s friend and confidant Victor Kraft, a professional photographer, forms part of the collection. The collection occupies 306 linear ft. (564 boxes, ca. 400,000 items). 

  • Digital collection, articles and essays
  • Photos
  • Lecture video: Copland as Good Neighbor: Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America During World War II Music video: “At the river” arranged by Aaron Copland
  • Concert video: Copland Sextet

AIDS Memorial Quilt Records 

Documentation of the work of The NAMES Project, the largest HIV/AIDS-related grassroots volunteer organization  in the country and administrator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest folk art project in United States history.  The collection includes correspondence, administrative records, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual  material that document the creation, marketing, and exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Also included are  records related directly to persons listed on the quilts, including correspondence, photographs, tributes, epitaphs,  news clippings, and artifacts submitted by panel-makers to add context about the lives of the persons in the quilt.  Digital assets of particular note are digital images of all ca. 6,000 quilt blocks and structured data containing  detailed information about quilt creators, persons listed on quilts, and quilt attributes. 

  • AIDS Memorial Quilt records
  • Video: Special Announcement on the AIDS Memorial Quilt & Archives
  • Blog post — AFC is acquiring the archival collection of The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Blog post — NAMES Project special display on view until Dec. 2
  • Pressemitteilung

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Collection 

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) was founded in 1958 by dancer/choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989). Ailey’s goal was to form a company dedicated to enriching the heritage of American modern dance and  preserving the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience. By the time of Ailey’s death in 1989,  AAADT had grown into a large multi-racial dance organization and one of the most respected and popular modern  dance companies in the world. Ailey’s signature works for the company include Blues  

Suite (1958), Revelations (1960), Streams (1970), The Lark Ascending (1972), Cry (1972), and Night Creature (1974).  In 1989, Judith Jamison, Ailey’s muse for more than 20 years, was named Artistic Director of the company. The  collection contains Board of Trustees business papers, photographs, tour documents, Ailey II papers, awards,  choreographic commissions, teaching notes, clippings, correspondence, costume designs, a diary, financial papers, 


posters, production elements, programs, publicity, Ailey School papers, special projects documentation, and  moving image materials. 

  • Portrait of Alvin Ailey
  • Online exhibit: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 50 Years Cultural Ambassador to the World Lecture video: Dance & Democracy: Politics & Protest, World War I Through the Cold War

Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev 

Serge Diaghilev had a profound influence on music, ballet and art in the 20th century. His musical interests, as  demonstrated in this collection, spanned a range of styles; much of the material represents works considered by  Diaghilev for the Ballet Russes and many bear annotations and performance indications. This collection, acquired  by Serge Lifar, Diaghilev’s protégé, is rich in eighteenth-century Italian works, nineteenth-century Russian and  French compositions, popular works from the early Soviet era, works for jazz band, and popular songs. In addition  to printed music, the collection contains music manuscripts, correspondence, libretti and synopses, books and  monographs, magazines, and Diaghilev’s personal notebook dating from 1926 until his death in 1929. Digital collection 

  • Photo of Serge Diaghilev
  • Digital exhibition: Serge Diaghilev and His World: A Centennial Celebration of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, 1909-1929
  • A sampling of related articles in digitized newspapers from the Chronicling America collection.

Carl Van Vechten Photographs 

Die Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection at the Library of Congress consists of 1,395 photographs taken by  American photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) between 1932 and 1964. The bulk of the collection consists  of portrait photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the Harlem Renaissance. The Prints and  Photographs Online Collection (PPOC) includes links to a selected bibliography, a biography and a chronology in  addition to his photographs. The collection of Van Vechten Photographs at the Library and his papers at Yale are an  important resource to the study of LGBTQ culture. 

Carol M. Highsmith Photographs 

Photos from the 2012 San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Celebration, part of the Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California  Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project. 

Cole Porter Collection 

Cole Porter (1912-1957) was an American composer and songwriter for the musical theater. The collection  primarily consists of music manuscripts, including holograph sketches and printed and manuscript piano-vocal  scores, of Porter’s music, mostly from his later works. Eighteen shows are represented, including film versions of  stage works. Lyric sheets, correspondence, clippings, research, scripts, playbills and other miscellaneous items are  also included. The collection contains 2,700 items. 

  • Finding aid
  • Catalog record for collection
  • Cole Porter photo

David Diamond Archives 

This collection documents the creative life of the American composer David Diamond (1915-2006). It contains  manuscripts for nearly all of Diamond’s compositions, correspondence with important musical and literary  persons, daybooks and other autobiographical materials. 

  • David Diamond interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall, October 15, 1995 David Diamond Collection overview
  • David Diamond Papers, 1915-2003


Free to Use and Reuse: LGBTQ+ Images 

Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans represent people who made a difference in many  careers and time periods. Unless otherwise noted, the images are from the Prints & Photographs Division. This  page features items from the Library’s digital collections that are free to use and reuse. The Library believes that  this content is either in the public domain, has no known copyright, or has been cleared by the copyright owner for  public use. 

Leonard Bernstein Collection 

A composer of concert music and musical theater scores, a conductor, and a pioneer in the use of television in his  role as music educator, Leonard Bernstein (1918-90) was among the most well-known and influential musical  figures in the second half of the 20th century. As with most things related to Bernstein, his sexuality was a  complicated aspect of his life. Whether or not it influenced his work as a musician is subject to debate, though  setting Walt Whitman’s poem, “To What You Said” in Songfest (1977), and featuring a gay character in his opera A Quiet Place (1983), were considered both daring and revealing when they premiered. Often outspoken on political  and social issues, Bernstein used his professional influence and passion to co-produce a benefit concert for the  American Foundation for AIDS Research and the first Music for Life AIDS benefit (1987). In 1989, Bernstein  declined a presidential medal of honor as a protest at the National Endowment of the Arts rescinding a grant for a  gay-oriented AIDS art exhibit; and in 1990 he wrote the foreword to the book, The Vinyl Closet: Gays in the Music  World. All considered brave actions at the time. 

The Leonard Bernstein Collection in the Music Division of the Library is vast and varied. It is also a rich source for  research in gay history. In 2011 the estate donated several hundred (previously sealed) letters to add to the  Bernstein Collection that reveal many aspects of gay life, particularly during the 1940s – a secretive time when it  was personally and professionally dangerous to document or acknowledge homosexuality. In addition to letters  from various male lovers and friends, there are letters from therapists who worked with Bernstein as he struggled  to face his sexuality, and letters from his wife discussing how they might deal with his homosexuality in their  marriage. The collection also contains materials regarding the, then nascent, AIDS epidemic – research,  commentaries, and business papers related to Bernstein’s participation in Aids awareness and fundraising events. Digital collection 

  • Finding Aid
  • 10,000 Intimate Friends: Leonard Bernstein’s Life in Letters

LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive 

The LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive collects and preserves online content which documents LGBTQ+ history,  scholarship, and culture in the United States and around the world. Sites include domestic and international non profit organizations, journalism and news external link, creative works and expressions, historical records, and  more. Collection priorities include primary sources, first-hand accounts, coverage of significant events, and  essential artifacts of cultural memory. This collection seeks to illuminate LBGTQ+ voices, from margin to center. 

Margaret Mead Papers 

The Manuscript Reading Room of the Library of Congress maintains the collection of Margaret Mead Papers and  the South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, which consists of over 530,000 items of personal, professional, and family  papers. The corpus of notes and other field materials that Mead preserved are available to scholars interested in  evaluating and building on her research. 

  • Mead Exhibition
  • Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996

Ned Rorem Collection 

Ned Rorem, a composer and writer, was born in Richmond, Ind. on Oct. 23, 1923. In addition to his music, he is  well known for his writings, having published a number of his diaries and collections of other writings. Ned Rorem Collection 

  • Biography


  • Ned Rorem interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall, May 8, 1996
  • Concert video: Nicholas Phan and Myra Huang perform songs by Ned Rorem
  • Article on Rorem’s “As Adam early in the morning”
  • Video: Great conversations: the composers (featuring Ned Rorem)

Oliver Smith Collection – Scenic Designer 

The Oliver Smith (1918-1994) Collection is one of the most important sets of documentation of American stage  design in existence today. Smith’s creative powers as a production designer were at the heart of many of the best  remembered stage productions in the history of the American theater. Smith set the stage for many of this  country’s greatest musicals, including My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon, The Sound of Music, West Side  Story, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Candide, Camelot, Hello, Dolly!, und Brigadoon. 

  • Blog post — Oliver Smith Collection…On Display
  • Online exhibition featuring items from the collection
  • Finding Aid for the Oliver Smith papers, 1942-1983

Pride in the Library 

This album of images on the Library of Congress Flickr account External of artists, writers, playwrights,  photographers, musicians, composers, dancers and poets serves as an introduction to the rich and diverse stories  of LGBTQ+ life found in Library of Congress collections. 

Prints and Photographs Collections 

The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress include photographs, fine and  popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the  collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the  lives, interests and achievements of the American people. 

Researchers may browse lists of relevant subject terms such as Gay pride und Gay Rights, or search broadly across  all collections/categories using a general keywords directly in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. The  catalog provides access through group or item records to about 95% of the Division’s holdings, including more than  a million digital images as well as descriptions of material that can be consulted by visiting the Prints &  Photographs Reading Room. 

“Queer Eye” for the Library! 

The cast of the Netflix series “Queer Eye” came to the Library for an on-stage conversation with Jonathan  Capehart, the Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post columnist and MSNBC commentator. Read the blog post. The cast of the Netflix series “Queer Eye” came to the Library for an on-stage conversation with Jonathan  Capehart, the Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post columnist and MSNBC commentator. Read the blog post. 

RENT Manuscripts in the Jonathan Larson Collection 

RENT is one of the most prominent American musical theater works to address the impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis on  the LGBTQ community. Jonathan Larson (1960-1996) was an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and  performer who wrote primarily for the musical theater. The collection contains materials relating to his musicals,  musical revues, club acts, films and dance works, in particular Superbia, tick, tick…BOOM!, und RENT, his successful  rock musical adaptation of La Bohème. These materials include manuscript and computer-generated music scores  and sketches, lyric sheets and sketches, scripts, notes, research materials, correspondence, notes and sketches for  designs, production materials, programs, and press materials. In addition, the collection contains personal writings  and correspondence, class and workshop notes, business papers, photographs, and books containing Larson’s  annotations. 

  • Finding aid
  • Video: Jonathan Larson: The Man Who Died Too Young
  • Article
  • Blog post – Jonathan Larson Lost Works
  • Blog post – Seasons of Love: Do the Math


Samuel Barber Manuscripts 

The Library of Congress is the preeminent repository for manuscripts by American composer Samuel Barber (1910- 1981). His works have been performed in the historic Coolidge Auditorium countless times, the most significant  performance being the premiere of Barber’s Hermit Songs, op. 29with soprano Leontyne Price and Barber himself  at the piano. The song cycle was commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge and the premiere performance took  place on October 30, 1953, Coolidge’s birthday and the date of the annual Founder’s Day concert. Digital Collection 

  • Lecture video: Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries
  • Portrait of Barber
  • Lecture video: Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music
  • Performance: Thomas Hampson sings Samuel Barber’s “Sure on this shining night” Finding aid for the Samuel Barber collection, 1852-2000


Bayard Rustin Papers 

Bayard Rustin was an openly gay civil rights activist, social reformer, pacifist, AIDS activist and author. He was the  chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. The papers of Bayard Rustin were presented to the Library of  Congress between 1988 and 1994 as a bequest from Rustin via Walter Naegle, executor of Rustin’s estate and his  partner from 1977 until Rustin’s death in 1987. 

  • Finding Aid for Bayard Rustin Papers
  • LC Civil Rights Resource Guide (includes link to Bayard Rustin film)
  • Lecture video: The Bayard Rustin Papers

Frank Kameny Collection 

Banned from federal employment in 1957 solely because he was a gay man, Franklin Edward Kameny became an  “angry archivist.” Not only did the Harvard Ph.D. astronomer protest his firing from the U.S. Army Map Service, but  he also became the central figure in confronting the federal government’s policies against the employment of gays  and lesbians, particularly in positions linked to national security. Kameny collected thousands of pages of letters,  government correspondence, testimony, photographs and other memorabilia. The Kameny Collection is perhaps  the most complete record of the gay-rights movement in America. 

  • Items from the Frank Kameny Collection [PDF, 42MB]
  • Finding Aid for the Collection
  • Article – “Activist and Archivist: Library Acquires Papers of Gay-Rights Pioneer”
  • Article – “A Moving Moment: Library Makes and Records LGBT History”
  • Frank Kameny Leads White House Picket (Today in History)

The History of Pride: How Activists Fought to Create LGBTQ+ Pride 

This story map provides a historical overview of annual LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations and the connections to Library  of Congress collections. 

LGBTQ Activism and Contributions–Classroom Materials 

This primary source set for teachers provides photos, film footage, newspaper articles, interviews, and audio  recordings from the Library’s online collections that explore LGBTQ Americans’ political activism and contributions  to U.S. cultural life. 

LGBTQ+ Politics and Political Candidates Web Archive 

The LGBTQ+ Politics and Political Candidates Web Archive captures digital content related to LBGTQ+ political  candidates and political issues and topics at various levels of government, with a focus on lesser-known local and  state politics. This archive preserves a representative sample of what is being called “The Rainbow Wave,” which  refers to the previously unprecedented number of LGBTQ+ identified candidates openly running for office.


LGBTQ Rights Abroad – Global Legal Monitor, Law Library of Congress 

  • Articles on contemporary and historic issues related to the LGBTQ community from the Law Library of Congress’ Global Legal Monitor

Lilli Vincenz Papers 

Gay rights activist, psychotherapist, and documentary film maker. Correspondence, journals, organizational files,  speeches, writings, surveys and questionnaires, press clippings, printed matter, academic files, and other papers  relating to Lilli Vincenz’s life as a gay civil rights activist, her work to support and empower lesbians and gay men,  and her documentation of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement. 

  • View the Finding Aid for the Lilli Vincenz Papers


  • The Stonewall Uprising of 1969 (Today in History)
  • Blog post – Stonewall 50 in Newspapers


Comic Book, Web Comic and Graphic Novel Collections 

The Library curates an expanding collection of digitized and born digital comic books and social media site archives,  all of which contain content touching upon LGBTQ+ themes. 

  • Webcomics Web Archive
  • Comics Literature and Criticism Web Archive
  • Small Press Expo (SPX)
  • Zine Collection

Gene Berry and Jeffrey Campbell Collection 

The Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections Division began acquiring the Gene Berry and Jeffrey  Campbell Collection in 2011. Berry and Campbell are local collectors who amassed a collection of modern first  editions. These titles are fine examples of modern publishing, and most include a dust-jacket (if issued) and are  

signed and/or inscribed by the author. The collection now stands at 2,200 volumes and covers subjects of LGBTQ  Writers, Women Writers, Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Gastronomy. The collection is uncataloged, but accessible  through the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. 

The Importance of Being Oscar 

A set of portraits of poet and playwright Oscar Wilde by photographer Napoleon Sarony taken during Wilde’s 1882  North American tour. One of these photos was the focus of a landmark United States court case: Burrow-Giles  Lithographic Co. v. Sarony, in which Sarony brought suit to stop the use of his photos in advertising cards without  his permission. 

  • Photo album on the LOC Flickr site External

James Ingram Merrill Collection 

Merrill began writing poetry as a child. When Merrill was 16 years old, his father collected his poems and stories  and published them under the title Jim’s Book. Merrill would go on to receive many awards including the Pulitzer  Prize for Poetry (1977) and the first Bobbitt Prize for Poetry (1990). His poetry falls into two distinct bodies: the  lyric poetry of his early career and the epic narrative of occult communication supposedly obtained through a  Ouija board. In addition to poetry, he also wrote essays, fiction, and plays. The Rare Book and Special Collections  Division acquired this Merrill Collection in 2015. The collection contains an astonishing number of important  association copies, including Merrill’s first five books inscribed to Kimon Friar, the Greek poet who was important  in Merrill’s professional and personal life. Among those are Merrill’s rare first book, Jim’s Book (1942), and the  dedication copy of his second and rarest book, The Black Swan (1946). In addition to the many dedication and 


presentation copies, the collection also contains many of his major works, broadsides, a small number of  manuscripts, and photographs. 

  • Biography
  • Catalog record for collection
  • Catalog record for Jim’s book: a collection of poems and short stories by James Ingram Merrill

John Ashbery Collection 

John Ashbery is recognized as one of the greatest 20th-century American poets. He has won nearly every major  American award for poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Yale Younger Poets Prize, the  Bollingen Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Griffin International Award, and a MacArthur “Genius” Grant.  Ashbery’s first book, Some Trees (1956) won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975),  considered by many to be Ashbery’s masterpiece, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the  National Book Critics Circle Award, and unprecedented triple-crown in the literary world. The Rare Book and  Special Collections Division acquired this collection in 2015. The collection includes most of Ashbery’s first editions,  along with presentation copies, advance reader review copies, broadsides, and a limited amount of manuscript  material. 

  • Biography
  • Catalog record for collection
  • Catalog record for Some trees

Kay Ryan, Former Poet Laureate 

Kay Ryan has made extensive contributions to national efforts which promote poetry in the United States. She  credits Carol Adair, her late partner of thirty years as a main reason for her enduring the rejections that often  accompany the career of a poet. The two met while they were both teaching classes at San Quentin State Prison.  The quality of Ryan’s poetry eventually lead to her appointment as a US Poet Laureate. 

St. Mark’s Poetry Project Archive 

The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church was founded in 1966 in the East Village of Manhattan by, among others,  the poet and translator Paul Blackburn. It has been a crucial venue for new and experimental poetry for fifty years  and has hosted thousands of readings and workshops, many featuring LGBTQ writers. The Library of Congress’  Rare Book and Special Collections Division acquired the archive in 2005, which includes correspondence, financial  reports, publications, flyers, posters, photographs, and over 4,000 hours of audio and video recordings. The  collection is uncataloged, but accessible through the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. 

Stathis Orphanos Christopher Isherwood Collection 

Isherwood was a prolific writer and is probably best known for his books, A Single Man, Christopher and His Kind,  und The Berlin Stories. The Berlin Stories served as inspiration for the Broadway musical Cabaret. Orphanos and  Isherwood met in 1967 and became fast friends. Over the years Isherwood gifted many first editions of his works  to Orphanos, who then kept those, along with other memorabilia until 2014, when the Library of Congress  acquired the collection. This collection includes 452 items. Of those, 377 items are signed and/or inscribed by  Isherwood. of the 256 monographs, many include long, 1-3 page inscriptions to Orphanos, giving the reader special  insight into the author’s thoughts. 

  • Catalog record for The Berlin Stories, signed by the author.
  • Catalog record for EINdiós a Berlin, translated by Jaime Gil de Biedma.
  • Video: Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Discusses Sylvester & Orphanos Publishers Archives

Stonewall Book Awards 

The first and most enduring award for LGBTQ books is the Stonewall Book Awards External, sponsored by the  American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table. Since Isabel Miller’s  “Patience and Sarah” received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit  relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.


Sylvester & Orphanos Archive 

Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos produced 25 beautifully printed and bound editions of works by noted 20th century authors, such as Christopher Isherwood, Graham Greene, Paul Bowles, Nadine Gordimer, Tennessee  Williams, James Merrill, John Cheever, Margaret Drabble, John Updike, Reynolds Price, Gore Vidal, and many  others. These are all authors whose works are collected in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The  volumes themselves are works of art, with illustrations by noted designers and illustrators, and bound by master  binders. The archive includes correspondence between the printers and authors, original type-written and hand written manuscripts, author corrected proofs, and copies of the finished works. Most notable along the hand written manuscripts is one by Graham Greene for his “A Quick Look Behind.” This collection complements and  adds research value to the Sylvester & Orphanos Collection, which includes all 25 of their books, as well as other  printers’ collections, including Goudy, Victor Hammer, Bruce Rogers, Claire Van Vliet, and Russell Maret. It also has  value of documenting the operations of a small LGBTQ press. 

  • Video: Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Discusses Sylvester & Orphanos Publishers Archives Catalog Record for My Cavafy: chance encounters / photographs by Stathis Orphanos ; poetry by Constantine Cavafy ; translations by Evangelos Sachperoglou ; preface by Gore Vidal

Truman Capote Papers 

The papers of Truman Capote (1924-1984) span the years 1947-1965 and consist chiefly of literary manuscripts.  The collection contains notebooks, journals, drafts, and manuscripts of prose fiction, dramas (including  screenplays), and other writings, both published and unpublished. Included are drafts of his novels Other Voices,  Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, und In Cold Blood, the musical play House of Flowers, the short story “A  Christmas Memory,” and a profile of Marlon Brando. The largest group of material relates to his nonfiction novel In  Cold Blood, an account of the murders of the Clutter family in Kansas. 

  • Finding Aid

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Walt Whitman 

  • The Thomas B. Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman

The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of Walt Whitman Papers consists of approximately 3,000 items  (4,126 images) spanning the period 1842-1937, with most of the items dated from 1855, when Whitman  first published the poem Leaves of Grass, to his death at age seventy-three in 1892. 

  • The Feinberg-Whitman Collection

The papers of poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection consist of  approximately 28,000 items spanning from 1763 to 1985. The bulk of the items date from the 1840s  through Whitman’s death in 1892, and into the twentieth century. The collection of correspondence,  literary manuscripts, books, proofs, and associated items represent periods of Whitman’s life from his  early time living in New York, middle-age in Washington, D.C., and the last phase of his life in Camden,  New Jersey. The papers include primary documentation of Whitman’s friends and family; his experience  as a civil servant and hospital volunteer in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War; his  contributions as a lecturer and social commentator; and his decades-long career as a journalist, prose  writer, literary and arts critic, and poet. 

  • Walt Whitman Papers (Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection)

This small collection of papers (about 150 items; 1,200 images) of poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) spans  the years 1837-1957 with the bulk concentrated in the period 1840-1891. Included are examples of the  poet’s original correspondence and literary manuscripts, photocopies and transcripts of similar Whitman  material, and printed matter and miscellaneous items relating to Whitman. 

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