Children’s book ‘Calvin’ shows how a community can embrace a trans child’s identity

Authors JR and Vanessa Ford along with illustrator Kayla Harren write about how their young protagonist deals with the feelings of being a transgender kid. https://www.npr.org/2021/11/11/1054341669/whats-it-like-to-be-seen-as-a-girl-but-feel-like-a-boy-ask-calvin

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Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ

Campbell County Public Library officials in Wyoming have been facing a local outcry over the books and for scheduling a transgender magician to perform for youngsters, an act canceled amid threats against the magician and library staff. https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/wyoming-librarians-fire-books-sex-lgbtq-80360733

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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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