The New York Times reports, in pictures, a look at pride celebrations around the world. Click the photo below for a look at the first-ever celebration in North Macedonia, Mexico City celebrates being the first Latin American city to legalize gay marriage, and a protest in Singapore, among other festivities around the world. And in […]
We hope you’re having an EXCELLENT pride month! Recently, Oprah Magazine came out with an excellent list of LGBTQ books, as recommended by LGBTQ authors. Allison Bechdel recommends Word is Out, Gerard Conley recommends Nightwood, and Nicole Dennis-Benn recommends Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, among others. Here is a link to the slideshow: […]
Yesterday (June 3, 2019), the blog from the New York Public Library shared a beautiful post highlighting eight of their staff members and books that were, “a transformative part of their LGBTQ experience.” Check out their post, in honor of pride month, at the link below! https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/06/03/lgbtq-journeys
Check out the information below on the upcoming #LBYRPrideChat! Join several authors and members of the GLBTRT on Tuesday, June 4 as they chat about all things LGBTQ+ in honor of pride month. All of the information can be found here.
Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis and published by Little Bee Books is just over a year old. A picture book at forty pages long, it celebrates a prince in search of his perfect mate. Recently it was used for a storytime at ImagineIf libraries in Flathead County Montana, after which […]
In honor of the opening of Avengers: Endgame, in theaters this weekend, below is an interesting look at a dozen LGBTQIA+ Superheroes from the Marvel and DC Universes. The article includes information on the first same-sex marriage in comics, the surprising origin story for Batwoman and more. While this contributor will be staying away from […]
Annually during National Library Week, the Office for Intellectual Freedom publishes a list of the most frequently challenged books in schools and libraries. In 2018, there were 347 challenges and 483 books submitted to the OIF. Of the top 11 (full list linked below), more than half of the titles were challenged for LGBTQIA+ content. […]
Drag Queen Story Hours continue to gain in both popularity and controversy across the nation. Three branch managers are no longer employed with the Greenville County Library System after a successful story time in February. The event was put on by a local group, unaffiliated with the library, which used the library’s space in accordance […]
The election for ALA kicks off TODAY, March 11 and we are taking this opportunity to highlight GLBTRT members that appear on the ballot. We haven’t listed them all, but here are those that responded to a recent inquiry as candidates for office! For ALA Council (80 candidates will run for 34 at-large seats):Laura BonellaDerrick […]
Here are the honor books and winners from this morning’s announcement for the Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award!