The Miller Library staff celebrates Pride Month with a collection of our best resources by and about LGBTQ gardeners and plantspeople. Throughout the month of June, watch for Facebook posts highlighting our favorite titles. Borrowers can also place holds on specific items from the catalog list, and view the covers using our online shelf browse tool.
Choosing these titles was challenging. Many queer authors, for fear of discrimination, ostracism, physical harm, or arrest, kept their sexual and gender identities private, especially for books of the 20th century or earlier. While one can speculate about the authors or subjects of the earlier books, the Garden of Pride only includes those titles that have a confirmed LGBTQ identity.
Despite the many challenges, these books are joyful, proving the life-affirming value of gardens and gardening to all people. Please get to know these interesting and important heroes of horticultural history.