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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Upcoming GLBTRT Elections!

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.   […]

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Spotlight: Forest of the Enchanted Drag Queens, Santa Ana Public Library

  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 […]

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Read This, Save Lives

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 […]

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Join Drag Queen Story Hour on Facebook!

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 […]

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Support GLBTRT 50th Anniversary Celebration!

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 […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

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 […]

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