The 2024 Pride Treasure Hunt is over. Check back next year.

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2024 Pride Treasure Hunt

It's June, and our annual Pride Month Hunt has returned!

We've let loose a shower of rainbows around the site. You'll solve the clues below to find the rainbows and gather them all together.

  • Decipher the clues below and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a rainbow. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there's a rainbow on a page, you'll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have just under two weeks to find all the rainbows (until 12:59pm EDT, Sunday June 30th).
  • Come brag about your shower of rainbows (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

  • Any member who finds at least one rainbow will be awarded a rainbow badge Badge: ().
  • Members who find all 12 rainbows will be entered into a drawing for some LibraryThing (or TinyCat) swag. We'll announce winners at the end of the hunt.

P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the peacock illustration! ConceptDawg has made all of our treasure hunt graphics in the last couple of years. We like them, and hope you do, too!

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Regenbogen 1

A dragon-loving boy with two mothers,

Learns it’s OK to be unlike the others,

In a bedtime story within a story—

A picture book and an allegory. (Abigail)

Regenbogen 2

A teacher, a poet, even a librarian,

A lesbian warrior and sometime contrarian,

Rewriting her name and decrying silence,

Her words opposing injustice and violence. (Abigail)

Regenbogen 3

This cozy mystery-romance has a bookstore setting,

A gender fluid vampire and a murder most upsetting.

Offered in this month’s Early Reviewer batch,

Come enter to win—it’s a Pride Month catch! (Abigail)

Regenbogen 4

If you ask for books on queer theory

From your local library’s stacks,

The librarian will be so cheery

To guide you to this class. (Molly)

Regenbogen 5

Written in 1913 and twice revised,

Not published until after its author died,

With a rare happy ending, for a book of its time,

Defending a love that was considered a crime. (Abigail)

Regenbogen 6

This comic strip ran weekly for almost three decades

Bringing lesbian representation to the forefront of a new age.

With a finger on the pulse of LGBTQ culture,

This series made an impact- one we’re proud to still watch out for. (Molly)

Regenbogen 7

High school hi-jinks and same sex love,

Blackmail, drama—and all things thereof,

Adapted from a bestselling book,

A popular film that’s worth a look! (Abigail)

Regenbogen 8

Works of fantasy, horror and science fiction,

That also include LGBTQ depiction,

You’ll find such books gathered here,

In a list made by members for their peers. (Abigail)

Regenbogen 9

An enigma of a man,

Computing his obsession,

Math and logic were the plan,

To help the Allies with their mission. (Lucy)

Regenbogen 10

Our stories speak in many a book,

True tales of our lives, so come take a look!

Mash two things together to get to this page,

A list of life stories—sad, happy or sage. (Abigail)

Regenbogen 11

A life in the spotlight, and an activist too,

This Canadian shares the story

Of what he’s been through.

An identity transformed,

Page turns, time fro and to,

His memoir is a testimony

To the grace of living your truth. (Molly)

Regenbogen 12

Founded back in nineteen-seventy-one,

Renamed a few times since first begun,

Now sponsored by the Rainbow Round Table / ALA,

Recognizing LGBTQIA+ books today. (Abigail)