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Sun 27 at 5 PM – Jun 28 at 4:59 PM UTC+12 From the Washington Blade: Global Pride 2020 will amplify Black voices on Saturday, June 27 during the international event.  Organizers will use the platform to acknowledge the international response to the death of George Floyd and the resurging demand for racial justice by working […]

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During these challenging times, celebrating and honoring Pride has gone virtual, and you can participate in a variety of online and streaming events. Happy Pride!

Happy Virtual PRIDE!!! Enjoy these virtual celebrations. https://www.etonline.com/pride-2020-a-guide-to-virtual-events-and-ways-to-donate-during-the-pandemic-147389 From Good Morning, America https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/story/virtual-pride-events-offer-celebrate-lgbtq-history-culture-70875538 New York Times guide to virtual Pride https://www.nytimes.com/article/gay-pride-2020-events-online.html GLAAD’s Pride Guide: https://www.glaad.org/prideguide

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With Pride going Virtual this year there are some exhibits presenting online versions for viewers to explore LGBTQ art and history.

“Art After Stonewall”, an exhibit showcasing Queer art in the post-Stonewall era: http://www.newnownext.com/art-after-stonewall-exhibition-columbus-museum-of-art/05/2020/ https://www.columbusmuseum.org/stonewall/ Labor of Love: The Birth of San Francisco Pride 1970-1980 https://www.glbthistory.org/labor-of-love Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker https://www.glbthistory.org/gilbert-baker-exhibition Pride at 50: From Stonewall to Today” from the Library of Congress https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2020/06/pride-at-50-from-stonewall-to-today/ Enjoy, and Happy Pride, everyone!

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A new photography exhibit presented by the GLBT Historical Society and the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries

has opened its online version. The exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of San Franscico’s “Christopher Street Liberation Day”, held a year after Stonewall, on June 27, 1970, which evolved into the Pride celebrations of today and includes dozens of photographs and images illustrating the evolution of Pride in the city. “Curators Lenore Chinn and Pamela […]

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JOIN US IN CHICAGO TO CELEBRATE RAINBOW RT’S 50 YEARS

Join the Rainbow Round Table, the first professional LGBTQIA+ group in the nation, originally founded as a task force within SRRT and now one of the largest round tables within ALA, in celebrating our 50th year! Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 28, 2020 at 8:00pm. […]

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Navigating Queer Realities in School Libraries

ALA Midwinter Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM This session, presented by Rae-Anne Montague of Chicago University’s Department of Information Studies, will explore effective practices for school librarians in collection development, instruction, online resources, programs, and events to recognize the contributions of LGBTQ individuals and groups.  If you are free for this session, please join […]

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Rainbow Round Table 50th Anniversary Celebration (RRT)

Join the Rainbow Round Table, the first professional LGBTQIA+ group in the nation, originally known as the Task Force on Gay Liberation, and later as GLBTRT, in celebrating our 50th year! Our 50th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 28, 2020. This is a ticketed event. Rainbow Round […]

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Queer Teen Drop-in

The following is an interview with KATHRYN KANIA, Head of Teen Services at Robbins Library in Arlington, MA. What is the title of your program? Queer Teen Drop-in Program or outreach description: Providing a monthly casual hang out with snacks, books, and a small craft for LGBTQIA teens and allies. Describe the planning and promotion […]

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Long Beach Library named after Billie Jean King

This is a bit of older news, but worth mentioning.  The city of Long Beach California opened a new downtown library and named it after Long Beach native, tennis player, and avid reader and community activist Billie Jean King. https://www.presstelegram.com/2019/09/21/long-beach-makes-it-official-its-the-billie-jean-king-main-library-now/

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Event Spotlight: Solano County

The following is an interview with AMELIA VANDER HEIDE, Supervising Librarian at Solano (CA) County Library.  What is the title of your program?  Drag Queen Storytime Program or outreach description: A special storytime for families with children featuring drag performer Apple Adams and done in collaboration with the Solano Pride Center.  Describe the planning and promotion […]

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