LGBTQIA Scholarship Roundup for January 25, 2017

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By Emilia Marcyk Current scholarship and academic news addressing LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, and information professionals. Publications Abate, Michelle Ann. “‘The Capitol Accent Is So Affected Almost Anything Sounds Funny in It’: The Hunger Games Trilogy, Queerness, and Paranoid Reading.” Journal of LGBT Youth 12.4 (2015): 397-418. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19361653.2015.1077768 In […]

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School Is In: Getting (and Keeping) LGBTQ Books in the Library

By Elizabeth Gartley June is GLBT Book Month! While I’m excited to take the time to celebrate LGBTQ literature in libraries, I still often find myself in the position of trying to get (and keep) LGBTQ books into school libraries so that they can be celebrated. From my own observations, schools and school libraries still […]

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Queer Quest 20 – Why I’m Not Mad At Deadpool

By Ashley R. Lierman Last fall, before the Deadpool movie came out, I reported on an interview where Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller confirmed that the movie would portray a pansexual Deadpool. At that time, it wasn’t clear what the character’s sexuality would have to do with the movie itself, and to a certain […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ+ Conference in London and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Linley, Jodi L., et al. “Faculty as Sources of Support for LGBTQ College Students.” College Teaching 64.2 (2016): 55-63. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/87567555.2015.1078275Drawing from a national survey of LGBTQ college students, Linley et al identified […]

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The Little Gadfly: The terribly important issue of… toilets.

By A. Faulkner North Carolina’s HB2 has been all over the news the past few weeks.  Even with my less-than-stellar news habits, I couldn’t help but pick up strings of conversation.  I was confused though.  It all seemed to be boiling down to a debate about whether letting people self-select the silhouette with the skirt […]

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From the Chair: At the Table

By Peter D. Coyl Recently ALA has taken a stand on a number of pieces of legislation that affect the GLBT community including Georgia and North Carolina.  In the case of Georgia, the GLBTRT was invited to help draft and co-sign a letter with ALA President Sari Feldman and in the case of North Carolina, with […]

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School Is In: Community Organizations

By Elizabeth Gartley Last week, I had the opportunity to work with two public librarians to lead a session on serving LGBTQ youth at a state conference for children’s and youth librarians. The collaboration was especially rewarding because while the three of us are librarians with a shared interest in serving LGBTQ youth, we also […]

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Queer Quest 19: A Bag of Bones

By Ashley R. Lierman So did you hear about The 100? It’s a crummy story with a sort of okay ending. The 100, a post-apocalyptic SF drama on the CW network, had a long-running popular queer female character, and in the course of the plot she was killed off – in an accident, shortly after […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Reading, Bookstores, Herstory and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Brandão, Ana Maria, and Tânia Cristina Machado. “Organa: The First Portuguese Lesbian Magazine.” Journal of Homosexuality4 (2016): 575-599. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2015.1088309  The authors chronical the history of Organa, the first known Lesbian magazine published […]

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School Is In: Serving Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

By Elizabeth Gartley When I speak to educators about LGBTQ issues, they typically have an easier time accepting different sexual orientations than gender diversity. Most of these educators are well-meaning, and they’re not unaccepting of transgender or gender nonconforming students, but rather a little perplexed at having to challenge their own notions of gender. In […]

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