This year Centennial College came Together Again for Pride 2022 on June 7th! To celebrate at the library, we're sharing our favourite books, movies, podcasts and more. These resources are available to the Centennial community all year long, so don't forget to come back this June and beyond. (Photo: LGBT Banner by Teddy Österblom via Unsplash)
Prove it on Me Blues by Ma Rainey
From OutHistory: "Unique in pre-Stonewall American history is an assertive song of lesbian self-affirmation and defiance, "Prove It on Me Blues." Written, performed, and recorded in 1928 by the famous early blues singer Ma Rainey, this extraordinary song of resistance features a woman-loving woman who proclaims her sexual interest in other women and challenges the world to "prove it on me.""
Up Above My Head by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
From Queer, Black & Blue: Sister Rosetta Tharpe Is Muva Of Them All by Erin White: "Rock-n-Roll was invented by a queer Black woman born in 1915 Arkansas. Your disordered hardcore punk rock was sanctioned by a kinky-haired Black girl born to two cotton pickers in the Jim Crow South. The electric guitar was first played in ways very few people could have ever imagined by a woman who wasn’t even allowed to play at music venues around the country."
Discover more streaming music options through Music Online!
Paris is Burning, available via Kanopy
Ahead Of The Curve (2020) available via Alexander Street
Small Town Queer: Out in Oil Town (Ep. 1) (2019) available available via Can-Core.
The Lodge (2021) available via Alexander Street
Who's On Top? (2021) available via Alexander Street
Check the video playlists box on the left for more documentaries!
Moonlight (2016) available via Criterion On-Demand
But I’m a Cheerleader (2000) available via Criterion On-Demand
The Watermelon Woman (1996) available via Kanopy
My Own Private Idaho (1991) available via Criterion On-Demand
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) available via Kanopy
The Handmaiden (2016) available via Criterion On-Demand
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2014) available via Criterion On-Demand
Check out more great 2SLGBTQQIA+ films here!
Coming soon to Centennial Libraries, recommendations from Centennial's Queering Community Social Club! In the meantime, check them out at your local public library.
Figuring out the right keywords to use to find what you're looking for can be difficult! Try these "subject terms" to get started. Click "Preview" under any item in the library database to view additional terms.
This guide was created by School of Advancement librarian, Stephanie Power, in collaboration with Centennial College's Queering Community Social Club. If you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations for this guide, contact email@example.com.