Pride Around the World

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 […]

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Recommendations for Pride Month

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: […]

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NYPL Staff Share Meaningful LGBTQIA+ Books

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

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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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