Pride March is coming up this month and with that in mind, we can spare a bit of time to try to understand the plights and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community. Here are 4 inspiring children’s storybooks that will let your child know more about the LGBTQ+ community. Start them young!
4. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
Have you ever wondered where the LGBTQ+ community’s rainbow flag came from? This book will walk you through the inspiring and empowering story of its beginnings in 1978. It tells about the life of social activists Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker. Both of whom contributed a lot to the fight for equality.
3. Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution
If you’re wondering where Pride March came from, this children’s storybook will brief you about the historical events that happened on June 28, 1969. It was during that day when the LGBT customers of New York’s Stonewall Inn held a demonstration against police raids. The event is widely considered as the most important event leading to the modern fight for LGBT rights.
2. Heather has Two Mommies
This children’s book tells about the story of Heather, a young girl who has two mothers. She becomes confused when she realizes that many of her playmates have a father while she does not. She realizes that it doesn’t matter if her family is different when her teacher told her that “the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love one another.” This book is one of the first pieces of LGBTQ+ children’s literature to gain broad attention.
1. Dalawa ang Daddy ni Billy
This book follows the story of Billy who is very happy with his family. However, he doesn’t understand why he is being bullied in school for having two fathers.
While you’re at it, you can also check out these 5 Pinoy LGBTQ+ indie films to binge-watch.
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