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 […]
Author: Jim Collins
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 […]
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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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 […]
Some year-end round ups for LGBTQ books
New LGBTQ books for 2021
“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, […]
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 […]
Jan Morris dies at 94
Jan Morris, celebrated writer and transgender pioneer has died at the age of 94. Morris was revered for her journalism, histories, travel writings and her groundbreaking 1974 transition memoir, Conundrum. She herself rejected the term “travel writer” saying her books were “about place, which [is] nothing to do with movement” and in writing about her […]