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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New photographic exhibit “Safe/Haven” explores gay life in Cherry Grove

A new outdoor exhibit at the New-York Historical Society explores the gay community of Cherry Grove on Fire Island during the pre-Stonewall era. Through over 70 photographs and other ephemera Safe/Haven: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove also includes recorded accounts by many residents. The Cherry Grove Archives Collection is the source of these unique […]

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New Netflix series depicts the life of fashion designer Halston

The fashion designer Halston (played by Ewan McGregor) is the subject of a new series debuting on Netflix this month. The series depicts Halston’s life from the 60’s to the 80’s and producers Christine Vachon and Daniel Minahan discuss the project’s creation here: https://www.advocate.com/television/2021/5/03/why-halstons-fascinating-queer-life-story-took-20-years-make

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