There’s quite a bit going on in Seattle in a couple of weeks and we thought it would be good to highlight some of the GLBTRT offerings. The Executive Board meeting on Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 – 10 AM at the Washington State Convention Center in Room 203 is open to all members. An […]
Terms begin after Annual Conference 2019…. Dear Colleagues: ALA Presidential candidates have been announced, petitions for additional candidates have been filed. It’s time to look ahead to the 2019 ALA Elections! GLBTRT does not have a nominating committee and anyone who wants to run for office can do so by using ALA’s online election form. […]
Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019 and these five LGBT books appear to be quickly forthcoming! Though I admit my first love is YA (see yesterday’s NYE post) I’m adding these to my TBR pile! What’re you looking forward to reading this year?
Happy New Year from the GLBTRT News Committee! While on holiday, I’ve been adding to my TBR pile! Here are a few of the forthcoming YA I’m looking forward to. Feel free to comment and add to the list! Wishing everyone a grand end to 2018 and an even grander start to 2019!
The following is an interview with DAVID LOPEZ, Senior Librarian at Santa Ana Public Library. What is the title of your program? Forest of the Enchanted Drag Queens: All Ages Storytime and LGBTQ+ Youth Resource Fair Program or Outreach Description A special event featuring two local drag queens who read bilingual stories and performed […]
The Victory Fund exists to see LGBTQ candidates elected to office! Here is their list of candidates, for reference. https://victoryfund.org/our-candidates-2018/
Seventeen-year old Sameer Jha may be young, but already a respected activist and author of a #1 Amazon Hot New Release, we surmise he will be the most ambitious teenager you read about today, this week, this month, even this year! With Read This, Save Lives, published earlier this month, Sameer explains how he has turned […]
The GLBTRT encourages all members to like support the new Facebook group for the increasingly popular Drag Queen Story Hour. According to a recent report from Spotlight News, more than 200 people recently attended an event at Albany Public Library in New York, where a drag queen read stories and sang songs and even held […]
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) was founded in 1970 as ALA’s Task Force on Gay Liberation. It is the nation’s first gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professional organization. New t-shirts celebrating and commemorating GLBTRT’s upcoming 50th anniversary are now available to order. Click the link […]
by J. Shoemaker LGBT Adults in US Less likely to have jobs, health insurance According to a long-term study with around 10,000 participants, sexual minorities may be twice as likely to be unemployed, equally as unlikely to be insured. LGBT Parents face bias in US adoption process Proposed amendment would allow child welfare providers to […]