Prince & Knight to Remain on Library Shelves

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 […]

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For Your Consideration: LGBTQIA+ Superheroes

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 […]

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6 of 11 of ALA’s 2018 Most Frequently Challenged for LGBTQIA+ Content

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. […]

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Personnel Shakeup follows Drag Queen Story Hour in SC

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 […]

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Here are (some) of YOUR GLBTRT Candidates!

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 […]

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GLBTRT Award Winners

Copied from earlier tweets! Apologies for the late post. It’s been a busy but exciting conference! Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all committees! Rainbow Book List Top 10: Blake, Ashley Herring “Girl Made of Stars” HMH Books for Young Readers Callender, Kheryn. “Hurricane Child” . 2018. Scholastic Press Haack, Daniel. Illustrated by […]

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GLBTRT Social @ Queer/Bar

https://www.thequeerbar.com Join the round table tonight from 6-8 pm in Seattle for award announcements and reading lists! A great opportunity to network with members from 6-8 pm for a suggested donation of $5. Hope to see you there! https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=470039

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Hole 19 to “pop-up” in LA

“We’ve been working on this for over 8 months now and the whole team is extremely excited to see the pop-up come to life in March. We can promise it’ll be a game changer for LA!” – Kara Godfrey, CEO and Founder. Coming from the United Kingdom, Kara Godfrey couldn’t believe the concept of adults […]

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GLBTRT in Seattle – ALA Midwinter 2019

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 […]

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