New ACT UP history “Let the Record Show”

Author and activist Sarah Schulman’s new book Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 is published this month. The book is based on over 200 interviews with ACT UP members and was 20 years in the making. https://www.thebody.com/article/sarah-schulman-let-record-show-political-history-act-up-ny

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LGBTQ books in 2021

Publishers Weekly has a piece on new LGBTQ books and “about bringing a wide range of queer experiences to the fore.” https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/new-titles/adult-announcements/article/86044-from-the-sidelines-to-the-spotlight-lgbtq-books-2021.html

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New book about baseball player Glenn Burke

As spring training gets under way, enjoy this wonderful excerpt from Andrew Maraniss’ new book “Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke.” Glenn Burke was a player with both the LA Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979. During his time in the pros, Burke was out to teammates, and suffered from discrimination during […]

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New book “Gay Bar: Why We Went Out”

The gay bar has long been a place of solidarity but as many are closing, author Jeremy Atherton Lin wondered: What was the gay bar? And how have they shaped him? He examines this and much more in his new book, Gay Bar: Why We Went Out.  https://www.npr.org/2021/02/11/966752896/gay-bar-tracks-the-wave-of-a-whole-culture-and-one-life

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Rainbow Book List announced!

The Rainbow Book List Committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable has released the 2021 Rainbow Book List. The annual annotated bibliography includes 129 titles in this year’s list. For the first time the committee created two Top 10 lists: “The Rainbow Book List Committee is ecstatic to provide these Top 10 lists: one intended for preschool through […]

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New LGBTQ library and archives in Iowa opens

The LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library opened last month in Iowa City. University of Iowa graduate student Aiden Bettine, one of the founders, says: “There’s a deep affinity that this place is here and it’s happening and it’s prioritizing Iowa in particular …You don’t find these books all together in a room, unless you’re in […]

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Over the Rainbow booklist announced!

The Over the Rainbow Committee of ALA’s Rainbow Roundtable has released the 2021 Over the Rainbow book list.  29 titles make up the Fiction and Poetry longlist and 19 titles are on the Nonfiction longlist this year and here are the top 10 fiction and nonfiction titles: 2021 Over the Rainbow Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction […]

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New debut novel “The Prophets” by Robert Jones Jr.

The debut novel The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr., a story of Black queer love between two enslaved men in 19th century Mississippi, is garnering rave reviews. Jones says that “oftentimes, from the heterosexual point of view, queerness is something traumatic that happens to you. The truth of the matter is queerness is just a […]

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