New ACT UP history “Let the Record Show”

Author and activist Sarah Schulman’s new book Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 is published this month. The book is based on over 200 interviews with ACT UP members and was 20 years in the making. https://www.thebody.com/article/sarah-schulman-let-record-show-political-history-act-up-ny

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LGBTQ books in 2021

Publishers Weekly has a piece on new LGBTQ books and “about bringing a wide range of queer experiences to the fore.” https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/new-titles/adult-announcements/article/86044-from-the-sidelines-to-the-spotlight-lgbtq-books-2021.html

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Book and interactive project explore history of queer social spaces in New York

Geography professor Jen Jack Gieseking’s book A Queer New York and its accompanying digital project of interactive maps, An Everyday Queer New York, explore the history of queer social spaces in New York City over the past 25 years. Gieseking asks :”Who gets to tell or record their queer history, and who gets to access […]

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Rainbow Book List announced!

The Rainbow Book List Committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable has released the 2021 Rainbow Book List. The annual annotated bibliography includes 129 titles in this year’s list. For the first time the committee created two Top 10 lists: “The Rainbow Book List Committee is ecstatic to provide these Top 10 lists: one intended for preschool through […]

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New LGBTQ library and archives in Iowa opens

The LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library opened last month in Iowa City. University of Iowa graduate student Aiden Bettine, one of the founders, says: “There’s a deep affinity that this place is here and it’s happening and it’s prioritizing Iowa in particular …You don’t find these books all together in a room, unless you’re in […]

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Over the Rainbow booklist announced!

The Over the Rainbow Committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable has released the 2021 Over the Rainbow book list.  29 titles make up the Fiction and Poetry longlist and 19 titles are on the Nonfiction longlist this year and here are the top 10 fiction and nonfiction titles: 2021 Over the Rainbow Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction […]

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Stonewall Book Awards announced!

The Stonewall Book Awards were announced during ALA’s Midwinter meeting. Congratulations! Here are this year’s winners and honorees: Barbara Gittings Literature Award: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar. Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award: The Queer Games Avant Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games by Bonnie Ruberg. Mike Morgan […]

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RRT e-Social tonight!

The Rainbow Round Table e-Social is tonight (Sunday, January 24) at 7PM CST. Join us for fun and festivities and the announcement of the 2021 Adult Stonewall Book Awards! https://www.facebook.com/events/870672767099350 https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctduGoqjooGNU68lZjht_ixRlQo5uIXo78

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New debut novel “The Prophets” by Robert Jones Jr.

The debut novel The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr., a story of Black queer love between two enslaved men in 19th century Mississippi, is garnering rave reviews. Jones says that “oftentimes, from the heterosexual point of view, queerness is something traumatic that happens to you. The truth of the matter is queerness is just a […]

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