Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride is on from Friday 5 March until Sunday 14 March 2021. 

Christchurch Pride events at libraries


Tūranga is celebrating Christchurch Pride with stories of diversity and love! Come along and hear these stories read aloud by 2 of our favourite Queens the Divine Joanne Neilson and Little Miss Cinnamon ... because reading is what? – FUNdamental!!! This was a hit last year and we’re excited to make this even brighter! There might even be a song or two and glitter and confetti galore for all the family! Cost: Free. Age: All Ages.

Find out more about Christchurch Pride

For more about the history of Christchurch Pride, read Joyce's post on Pride of times past.

LGBTQIA+ topic guide for teens

We recommend resources for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow reads galore.


Rainbow Reads: YA Featuring Trans Characters

A selection of books featuring characters of diverse genders, by writers who (mostly) identify as LGBTQIA+.

Rainbow Reads: Non-fiction for Teens

A collection of true stories, memoirs, guides, and histories about LGBTQIA+ people and their lives.

Rainbow Reads: Graphic Novels for Teens

A collection of graphic novels spanning a wide range of styles and topics, all with characters that fit somewhere on the rainbow spectrum.

Gender Diverse Titles - Senior

Gender Diverse Titles for older children and teens 12 and over.

Jesse's Best of 2020

A list of 'non-fiction, fiction and anything else' reads for 2020! Contemporary fiction, some biographies, and YA fiction.

Romance Graphic Novels

Captivating stories of romance in all shapes and forms brought to life with vivid and emotive illustrations.

Illustrated Biographies - LGBTQIA+

These biographies are written by LGBTQIA+ people from different places, times and ages. Stories of what it’s like to be here and queer.

Sexuality Stories

From pioneering feminists and gay icons, to tales of transition and self-discovery - stories to help us understand and celebrate who we are.

Gay fiction

YA fiction featuring gay characters - ranging from light-hearted rom-coms to thought-provoking and intense reads.

LGBTQIA+ Science Fiction and Fantasy

Read the Rainbow with these science fiction and fantasy books.

LGBTQIA+ Horrors and Thrillers

Read the Rainbow with these thrillers and horrors - these titles are exciting, & some scary.

Lesbian Fiction and Non-Fiction

Read the rainbow with these titles featuring lesbian characters and experiences.

LGBTQIA+ eAudiobooks & eBooks

Rainbow reads in eAudiobook or eBook form.

Romance - LGBTQIA+

Romance with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.

LGBTQIA+ - Fiction - Lesbian

Includes stories that have lesbian themes and characters, whether in fantasy, romance, horror, dystopian, or other genres.

LGBTQIA+ fiction - Trans experience

Characters with gender identities or gender expression that challenges traditional cultural 'expectations' and ideas around gender.

LGBTQIA+ reading guide

Read the rainbow with fiction, biographies, and graphic novels.
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