GLBT Book Month™ is an initiative of the American Library Association, coordinated through its Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table since 2015. It is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community
Originally established in 1992 by The Publishing Triangle as National Lesbian and Gay Book Month, June was selected in honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City, and was created to increase the recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender writing. It was this brave resistance to police harassment that kickstarted the gay pride movement in the US. [Description provided by Chase's Calendar of Events.] Read about the event's creation yet bittersweet success from quotes by Lawrence Schimel (labeling it National LGBT Book Month) in this May 30, 2014 HuffPost Gay Voices articleby Julie R. Enszer.