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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