Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride is on from Friday 17 to Saturday 28 June 2022. 

Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride 2022 - Friday 17 to Saturday 28 June

Library events include Queens telling stories, Pride clothing swap. Rainbow bookclub, and pronoun badge-making.

Read with Pride

Our librarians recommend a book a day for Christchurch Pride.

Reviews for Young Adults - March 2020

This month we have a spotlight on Studio Ghibli films and a celebration of LGBTQIA+ books.

Happy Pride! Christchurch Pride Week

Starting Thursday 15 March, Pride Week is a celebration of sexuality- and gender-diverse folks in Ōtautahi

Find out more about Christchurch Pride

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

Rainbow Reads

Rainbow Reads

Books for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

LGBTQIA+ reading guide

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

LGBTQIA+ stories and resources at the library

We help you find LGBTQIA+ books and resources in our collection.

LGBTQIA+ Magazines

Magazines, eMagazines and periodicals aimed at an LGBTQIA+ audience.


ChristchurchCat's best reads / listens /watches in 2021

A mix of historical, general fiction and a little mystery, with non-fiction titles on religion, architecture and journalism, and some DVDs.

Best of 2021: Young Adult

A selection of recommended titles for young adults added to Christchurch City Libraries in 2021.

Jesse's best reads of 2021

Fiction and Non-fiction reads of 2021 that provoked my thoughts, kept me interested, and stuck with me - even after the pages were closed.

Rainbow Reads - Books Featuring Trans Characters - Teens

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

Rainbow Reads - Non-Fiction - Teens

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

Rainbow Reads - Graphic Novels - 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.

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+ fiction - Diverse Sexualities

Fiction that features Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Bicurious, Asexual or Polyamorous characters and relationships.
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