Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ Identities in Schools, Early Career Researchers and More

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Special Issues This month’s issue of Educational Forum focuses on sexuality, gender, identity and education. Of particular interest to librarians working in the K-12 world: Helmer, Kirsten. “‘Everyone Needs a Class Like This’: High […]

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Queer Quest Returns in November

By Ashley R. Lierman Sorry, friends, but I’m afraid real life is piling up once again. Much as I hate to miss a chance for a Halloween theme, there will be no new Queer Quest column for October. In the meantime, enjoy all the other great content on this blog, and maybe consider funding this […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Activist Catalogers, LGBTQ Library Services and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Adler, Melissa A. “‘Let’s Not Homosexualize the Library Stacks’: Liberating Gays in the Library Catalog.” Journal of the History of Sexuality3 (2015): 478-507. URL: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/journals/journal-of-the-history-of-sexuality Adler discusses the efforts of catalogers during the 1970s and […]

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Developers announce “Assassin’s Creed” video game series to include first trans character

By John Mack Freeman The long-running video game series Assassin’s Creed will introduce its first trans character with its next installment. The character, Ned Wynert, is a trans male who is a non-playable character that will be one of several that gives quests to the main character. Via PinkNews: Developers Ubisoft have also updated Assassin’s Creed’s opening […]

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School Is In: The Q in LGBTQ

By Elizabeth Gartley Often, when I’m speaking with educators about LGBTQ topics, one of the first questions I’m asked is “What does the Q stand for?” The primary definition that I provide is that “Q” stands for “questioning.” By acknowledging those who are questioning, we acknowledge those people, particularly young people, who for one reason […]

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The Little Gadfly: Kim Davis is absolutely right not to issue same-sex marriage licenses…

By A. Faulkner …and absolutely wrong not to resign from her position immediately. Like a lot of others, I’ve been watching the unfolding Kim Davis drama with roiling mix of emotions.  Day by day I might be amused, disgusted, just plain confused.  Her supporters have held her forward as a crusader against tyranny and a […]

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Queer Quest 14 – When does it count?

By Ashley R. Lierman I’ve been big into NBC’s Hannibal from the beginning up until the finale a couple of weeks ago, not unexpectedly. I love horror, I admit I haven’t read the books but I love… the good parts of the initial movie canon, I loved Dead Like Me and have a resulting soft […]

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From the Chair: The Challenge of being Free

By Peter Coyl Texas has been in the news lately, and not for something that makes me proud. Recently a mother in Hood County was upset that her small child picked up a copy of “This Day in June” by Gayle Pitman off the display rack at the Library. She was very concerned that this […]

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Current Scholarship Roundup: Out in the Lab, Lesbians in YA Lit and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk   Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals Publications Jimenez, Laura M. “Representations in Award-Winning LGBTQ Young Adult Literature from 2000-2013.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 19.4 (2015): 496-422.August’s issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies is dedicated to lesbians in children’s and […]

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The Little Gadfly – LGBTQIA…W

By A. Faulkner This isn’t so much an imminent issue in the news as it is an ongoing conversation for the past few years now. I want to talk about labels. I’m not so much concerned with the issue of who labels us and arguing that the only labels that matter are the ones we […]

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