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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“It’s Not Over” exhibit from ONE Archives documents early AIDS activism

The ONE Archives Foundation is launching a new exhibit, It’s Not Over: Posters and Graphics from Early AIDS Activism, to mark World AIDS Day. The exhibit features posters, flyers and other ephemera from the 1980’s and 1990’s curated from the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. According to Umi Hsu, a co-curator of the exhibit, […]

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AIDS Memorial Quilt presents virtual exhibition marking World AIDS Day

This year the AIDS Memorial Quilt is presenting a virtual exhibition to mark World AIDS Day, featuring thousands of panels from all fifty states. The exhibition is available to see now and will run through March 31. This year marks forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States. The Memorial […]

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