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Giovanni’s Room

Five books we recommend for terrific reading during Pride Month

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BookTrib welcomes Pride Month! This year, members of the LGBT community and their allies have much to celebrate: since January, same-sex marriage has been legalized in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Oregon, bringing the total number of states (and the District of Columbia) that allow same-sex marriage to 19. Additionally, laws banning marriage equality have been ruled unconstitutional in Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Arkansas, and Idaho, though these decisions are all awaiting appeal. While we’re still elated about these victories, we were sad to hear that Giovanni’s Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the country, closed its doors in May. Founded in 1973, this Philadelphia bookstore occupied a historic building in the center of the city and shelved thousands of LGBT titles,…

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