“Passing” and “Miguel’s War” win NewFest prizes

“Passing” won the U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Award at this year’s NewFest, the LGBTQ film festival’s 33rd year. “Miguel’s War” won the Documentary Feature Jury Award and “A Distant Place” won the International Narrative Feature Jury Award. https://variety.com/2021/awards/news/passing-miguels-war-newfest-lgbtq-film-festival-1235096398/

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Matthew López makes history as first Latino to win Tony for best play

The Inheritance, the drama that examined the legacy of AIDS, won the Tony Award for Best Play making history with playwright Matthew López becoming the first Latino to win the Best Play Tony. The Inheritance won three other Tony Awards: Andrew Burnap won best actor, Lois Smith won for best featured actress and Stephen Daldry […]

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RRT Events at ALA Annual

Rainbow Round Table events at this year’s virtual ALA Annual: Rainbow Round Table Social: Sunday, June 27 at 7 PM (CT) “Connect with colleagues at the RRT e-social! Friends old and new will be gathering for fun and festivities!” https://www.eventscribe.net/2021/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=902034 Stonewall Book Awards Celebration: Monday, June 28 at 2 PM (CT) “The first and most […]

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ALA Annual program: “What’s in a name?: LGBTQ+ and Latinx perspectives on access terminology–challenges and solutions”

Virtual program during ALA Annual on Saturday, June 26 at 4 PM (CT): “Over fifty years ago, Sanford Berman spoke up about serious problems with some of the word choices employed by the creators of Library of Congress subject headings. Some terms were downright offensive to different groups, while others were antiquated, and some necessary […]

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In memoriam: Kay Tobin Lahusen, 1930-2021

Kay Tobin Lahusen, photographer and gay rights pioneer (and partner for 46 years of the late Barbara Gittings) passed away late last month at the age of 91. She was known as the first openly gay photojournalist and her work documented some of the movement’s early campaigns and demonstrations during the pre-Stonewall era. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/gay-rights-pioneer-photojournalist-kay-tobin-lahusen-dies-91-n1268913 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/27/us/kay-tobin-lahusen-gay-rights-activist-and-photographer-dies-at-91.html […]

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An LGBTQ classical music playlist for Pride

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo teamed up with New York classical music station WQXR to curate a playlist of LGBTQ composers and artists. “Music is pure, music is universal, and above all, music is expression. Listening to the diverse and personal expressions on this playlist, I take great pride in all that our community has been […]

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