Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Come Join the 2021 LGBTQ Pride Month Treasure Hunt!

It’s Pride Month, and that means the return of our annual LGBTQ Pride Month Treasure Hunt!

We’ve let loose a shower of rainbows around the site, and it’s up to you to try and find them all.

  • Decipher the clues 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 over one week to find all the rainbows (until 4pm EDT, Thursday June 24th).
  • 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 one of five LibraryThing (or TinyCat) coaster sets and stickers. We’ll announce winners at the end of the hunt.

P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the cock-of-the-rock illustration! According to Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl, male cock-of-the-rock “delight in homosexuality.”

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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  1. Lilithcat says:

    I’m really wondering why this hunt is hiding.

    There’s no banner, so anyone reading Talk in other than “All Topics” format will not see the topic, and won’t know about the hunt. On top of which, the alleged link in the post in Talk is buried.

    The only way I found it was that I randomly went to my Home page (which I rarely use), and so the link to this blog post, where there is a decent link to the clues.

    Seems like the LGBTQ hunt is still in the closet!

    • Abigail Adams says:

      Hi Lilithcat,

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The treasure hunt banner is only meant to appear on certain pages. Namely: the Home page, Groups, Talk, More, and Zeitgeist.

      There is a known problem, with members who have dismissed a treasure hunt banner on previous occasions not being able to see new banners. We are aware of the issue, and are working on it.

      I’m so sorry that you weren’t able to find the hunt more easily. I will edit my first post, in the Talk thread, so that it is hopefully more visible.

  2. Lilithcat says:

    Ah, that explains the lack of a banner! Thanks for working on the problem.

  3. rodneyp says:

    Still can’t find out how to join hunt—-it appears deeper yet in the closet

    • Abigail Adams says:

      Hi Rodney:

      You can access the hunt in a variety of ways.

      In the blog post above, clicking on the hunt image, or on the link “LGBTQ Pride Month Treasure Hunt” should take you to the hunt.

      If you go to the talk thread linked above, there is a link to the hunt in the first post. Also, you can find it on your home page, in the news column on the right-hand side of your screen.

      Unfortunately, we are having trouble with our usual hunt banner, as mentioned above, due to a bug. We are working on it.

      In the meantime, here you are:

      Hope that helps, and that you enjoy the hunt!

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