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LGBTQ Resource Center

The LGBTQ Resource Center is committed to promoting awareness of the diversity of experiences, contributions and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer. We do this by providing educational, social and recreational opportunities through the Gulfport Public Library, including books, films, music, speakers, exhibitions and other events, as well as an online presence.

Library Hours

Mon.- Fri.: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Sunday: Closed

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ReadOut Wonderful Writing Wednesdays

August 11, 7:00 PM EDT

ReadOut WriteOn featuring international lesbian feminist activist and author Sonja Franeta and celebrated author Winn Gilmore in a 90-minutes writing workshop by, for, and about lesbian literature, with sensory detail prompts and interactive sharing.

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Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 PM EDT

ReadOut Writing Workshop with R. J. Samuel. An interactive participant writing workshop with sharing R.J. Samuel, author, who appeared in ReadOut 2021, has published five novels, including An Outsider Inside.

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Saturday, August 28, 2:00 PM EDT

Special Edition: Betty Jean Steinshouer: “Long Road from Red Cloud: Life Lessons from Willa Cather” Interactive author discussion will talk about how the conclusions she reached in the book have informed her ongoing feeling and understanding about Willa Cather.

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For more information, visit the ReadOut Festival Web Page. 

LGBTQ Periodicals Available at the Library

Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide
Lesbian Connection
Sinister Wisdom
The Advocate

In addition to building a physical LGBTQ book collection, we have also compiled a digital resources collection on LGBTQ matters.

Electronic Newsletter Summer 2021


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