Join the Rainbow Roundtable for our annual ALA Midwinter social on Sunday, January 26th from 6pm-8pm. We will be announcing the Adult Stonewall Book winners! Come join us for food, drinks and fun. It will be located at the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 18 S 7th Street (7th Street between Market […]
The ALA midwinter meeting is coming soon from January 24-28, in Philadelphia. The Rainbow Round Table will be holding events throughout the conference. Make sure you attend the events and come to the Executive board sessions on Saturday morning! See you all then! 2020alamidwinter.org
Thank you to all those who have submitted nominations to run for Secretary and Director-at-large for the Round Table. We’re still very much in need of nominations for Round Table Chair. If you’ve been thinking of giving back and running for Round Table Chair, now is the time! Please fill out the attached candidate information sheet and submit directly to […]
NBC news put together an LGBTQ history of all the landmark events that occurred in the past ten years. From the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 to the Rainbow wave in 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/very-lgbtq-decade-gay-marriage-trans-rights-rainbow-wave-n1107901
With the holiday season upon us it’s time for RAINBOW gift giving and sharing. We have found some fun places to shop this month while supporting the LGBTQ community. There is a link to a list put out by HuffPost on the best places to purchase LGBTQ owned product lines as well as a link […]
Nominations to run for ALA Council, committees, divisions, sections and yes, Round Tables in the 2020 ALA Elections in the spring will be accepted through December 4, 2019. Link to fill out if you are interested in running: https://divrt.directnominations.net/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F Rainbow RT Executive Board openings are: Chair-Elect Secretary Directors-at-large Rainbow Roundtable Leadership Responsibilities: https://connect.ala.org/communities-old/community-home/librarydocuments/viewdocument?DocumentKey=11754BE2-9006-48A8-97B0-57DE569F08C7
This past week Kellogg’s Company released a brand new breakfast cereal. This new cereal will raise money for LGBTQ youth advocacy. It is called All Together cereal and features mascots from Kellogg’s cereals on the box. Donations of the cereal will go to GLAAD. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/10/kelloggs-new-together-cereal-celebrates-lgbtq-youth/
Michigan has approved its first ever Credit Union especially for the LGBT community. It will be the first credit union in the United States designed to support LGBT customers across the country. Its online service will start in early 2020.
LGBTQ community center in Oakland California receives 100K grant for youth outreach programs.
Rainbows have always been a symbol of the GLBTQ community and during the Pride month of June rainbows can be seen even more. In Chicago, Illinois in “Boystown,” a popular neighborhood on the northside, the chamber of commerce there decided to paint rainbows throughout the crosswalks. “Boystown” now has many crosswalks that are painted in […]