You’re Invited! GLBTRT Social @ Midwinter: Sunday February 11th, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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Hi All, Just a reminder, if you’re headed to Denver for Midwinter, mark your calendars now for the GLBTRT Social on Sunday, February 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Blush & Blu. We’ll have some light fare and drinks of all types, Blush & Blu is a bar and cafe. Suggested donation at the door is […]


Vote Today! GLBTRT 50th Anniversary Tshirt Design Contest

The designs are in and now it is time to vote! GLBTRT members and supporters are invited to vote for their favorite t-shirt design by February 2nd. The winning design will be revealed at the GLBTRT Midwinter Social at Blush and Blu on Sunday, February 11th: Vote to choose the shirt that best represents the […]


ALA Annual Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer GLBTRT Social at Columbia College Chicago Past, Past Chair and Honorary ALA member Ann Symons, Past Chair Deb Sica, and incoming Chair Jen Maguire-Wright Finding our name – Everyone had the opportunity to express their opinions on a possible name change for the GLBTRT.


Thanks, Thanks, Thanks to Bibliotheca!

By A. Faulkner Huge thanks to Bibliotheca.  For the third annual conference in a row, Bibliotheca created a wonderful wall of diversity as part of their booth in the exhibit hall at ALA Annual. For every institution name signed on their diversity wall, they will donate $5 to the GLBTRT. Huge thanks too to everyone who […]


GLBT-RT Events at Annual 2017 Chicago

Thanks to Deb Sica, Chair of the GLBTRT Executive Board, a roundup of GLBTRT Events at ALA Annual this year! Saturday, June 24th from 8:00-10:00 AM  Upstairs Inferno Film Screening McCormick Place, W181c Saturday, June 24th from 8:30-10:30 AM  Executive Board Meeting Palmer House, Honore Ballroom Saturday, June 24th from 10:30-11:30 AM Out and Proud: LGBTQ Literature McCormick Place, W190a Saturday, […]


Ann K. Symons Elected ALA Honorary Member

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By Emilia Marcyk Long-time LGBTQ advocate Ann K. Symons was named as an ALA Honorary Member at Midwinter 2017. The honor recognizes her contributions to intellectual freedom, access and service to the LGBTQ community. She will receive official recognition during the Opening General Session at ALA Annual in 2017. Symons was previously awarded the ALA […]


GLBTRT Hosts Social at Midwinter 2017

By Thomas Maxheimer During the recent ALA Midwinter 2017 conference, the GLBTRT hosted a social gathering at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Organizers estimate there were approximately 200 in attendance. During the festive event, the Adult Stonewall winners were announced, as well as the Over the Rainbow top ten. In addition, […]


Stonewall Book Awards Announced

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The GLBTRT announced the annual Stonewall Book Awards this week at ALA Midwinter. The Stonewall awards go to outstanding fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults, and adults which address the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. The Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award Magnus Chase […]