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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ALA President, GLBTRT Chair Urge Georgia Governor to Veto HB 757
Via press release Today American Library Association President Sari Feldman and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Chair Peter Coyl released a joint letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal urging him to veto House Bill 757. The bill is yet another example of a disturbing trend of state legislators working to adopt religious freedom laws […]
GLBTRT mini-social at PLA!
We’ll be hosting a GLBTRT Mini-Social/Happy Hour at PLA 2016 in Denver. Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:30 at the Denver Wrangler (1700 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203). Appetizers will be provided; Cash bar with Thirsty Thursday drink specials! http://www.denverwrangler.com/ Facebook event page coming soon! If you’re attending PLA we hope you’ll join us! Invite […]
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 […]
New resource available-“Bisexual Fiction: Adult and Young Adult”
By Eric Hanshaw There is a new resource posted on the GLBTRT Professional Tools page. It is under Bibliographies: Subject under the title Bisexual Fiction: Adult & Young Adult. Bisexuality is an often poorly represented part of the LGBTQ spectrum, and while literature that deals with gay and lesbian characters has slowly grown, there are […]
New resource available-“Sports GLBT Bibliography”
By Cat Walker LGBT athletes have recently gained visibility and made inroads into the world of sports. A new annotated bibliography posted on the GLBTRT Professional Tools page serves as a guide to books, DVDs, and Internet resources about gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people in sports. This new resource may help librarians with […]
The Little Gadfly – “Behold… The Power of Your Piggy Bank”
By A. Faulkner So. I didn’t know anything about Manny Pacquiao. Before this past week the only thing I’d ever even heard was that he liked pistachios (or at least he was paid to imply he did). I can’t link you to an official YouTube video of the commercial via Wonderful Pistachios though because, mysteriously, […]