In 1996 a group of people rallied to demonstrate outside of the American Academy of Pediatrics conference in Boston, Massachusetts. It had become too much to have doctors approving non-consensual surgeries on children and discrediting the realities and feelings of those born with intersex traits. The road has been long and rocky for this community, […]
The Rainbow Roundtable is now accepting nominations for the following awards. Membership in the Rainbow Roundtable is not a requirement. Rainbow RT Award for Political Activism- This award honors librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends), and other individuals or groups (public or private) that have demonstrated excellence in the […]
The ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC, the world’s largest collection of LGBTQ materials in the world, will complete its archive of historical documents by November. ONE Archives, which is located on West Adams Boulevard, is the oldest existing LGBTQ organization in the United States and houses over two million items, including texts […]
Best known for his portrayals of gay American life in both fiction and nonfiction, White’s body of work spans subject and genre, including a biography of French writer Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award; a trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and […]
GLBTRT member Kristie Escobar, a third-year doctoral student at FSU’s School of Information, was awarded the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award. See the full announcement from Florida State University at the link below. https://news.cci.fsu.edu/cci-news/cci-in-the-news/kristie-escobar-selected-for-yalsas-doctoral-dissertation-fellowship-award/
Essayist, playwright and novelist Hilary Sloin died on June 11, 2019 at her home in Ashfield, Massachusetts of an apparent suicide. She studied creative writing at Marlboro College and received a graduate degree in playwriting from NYU. She was 55 years old and a co-owner Stray Dog Antiques. In 2014, Sloin’s only complete novel, Art on Fire, received the Stonewall-Barbara Gittings Literature Award from the […]
“I’d like to invite attendees to wear rainbows on Friday, June 21 during the annual conference to show support for LGBTQ+ rights. There will be a limited number of rainbow pins at the registration area too. We want to commemorate historical efforts from Stonewall 50 anniversary, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots in San Francisco and other […]
Check out the information below on the upcoming #LBYRPrideChat! Join several authors and members of the GLBTRT on Tuesday, June 4 as they chat about all things LGBTQ+ in honor of pride month. All of the information can be found here.
With Midwinter behind us and the ALA elections rapidly approaching, I wanted to update you on a few things the board has been working on and what’s coming up in the next few weeks and at Annual. The GLBTRT has been very fortunate to have two dedicated teams of Emerging Leaders work on what’s become […]
Here are the honor books and winners from this morning’s announcement for the Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award!