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 […]
Remember reading children’s books all snuggled up with a copy of Frog and Toad, by Arnold Lobel? Or reading school stories to the likes of Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie De Paola? George and Martha, by James Marshall were one of my favorites. One thing that you may not have noticed while reading […]
One of our own GLBTRT members has made it into the news this week! Evan T. Struble will become the new Associate State Librarian for Library Development for the great state of Ohio. He will be responsible for special projects, programming, developing the library and much more. Along with being part of our GLBT roundtable, […]
Patricio Manuel is a thirty-three year old transgender male lightweight boxer. He made history last Saturday by becoming the first transgender male to win in an American boxing event in Indigo, California. He won in the lightweight division by beating Hugo Aguilar. After only twelve minutes they declared him the winner! After his historic win […]
Queer comics database is a great tool for discovering comic books and graphic novels that have LGBTQ characters. It’s a fun way to use reader’s advisory and find some hidden gems. It also contains 193 titles of comics. To quote the database, “Our mission is to facilitate access to comics that contain queer representation.” The database […]
In 2011 California was the first state to adopt a statewide curriculum including the history of the LGBTQ community. Now in 2018 Illinois is trying to become the second state in the country to introduce a similar bill with the help of Equality Illinois. “Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 as the Illinois Federation for […]