LGBTQ+ Resources

SJPL staff with banner and rainbow flags attending Silicon Valley Pride.

Welcome!

The San José Public Library is committed to creating affirming and welcoming spaces for all members of our community. Through our programs and collections we celebrate LGBTQ+ voices and members in our community. As information providers, we are poised to provide access to community organizations and resources for those in need, especially for our youth in need of help.

Organizations Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

Local and national organizations offering support services to the LGBTQ+ community, particularly youth.

Latest Blogs

YA Friday: Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.

Books bring people together and aid the development of empathy and understanding for people from other backgrounds. Champion the right to read during Banned Books Week, September 18–24, 2022!

Megan Maloy
09/23/2022 - 8:00 AM

Silicon Valley Pride 2022

For over 40 years, Silicon Valley Pride has been dedicated to provide celebration and support of San Jose's strong and diverse LGBTQ+ community.

Michelle Clark
08/19/2022 - 3:00 PM

Exploring Gender Identity

A rather long list of titles that explore characters figuring out their identity, usually in the midst of puberty.

Graphic Novels
06/22/2022 - 12:00 PM