Recommendations for Pride Month

We hope you’re having an EXCELLENT pride month! Recently, Oprah Magazine came out with an excellent list of LGBTQ books, as recommended by LGBTQ authors. Allison Bechdel recommends Word is Out, Gerard Conley recommends Nightwood, and Nicole Dennis-Benn recommends Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, among others. Here is a link to the slideshow: […]

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Perspective on LA Pride

While other cities around the world are celebrating Pride with special emphasis on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, LA pride is billing this year’s celebration as, “…a free block party of entertainment, vendors, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, rides, attractions, beer gardens and more…,” with no mention of Stonewall in any of the publicity material. This op-ed […]

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NYPL Staff Share Meaningful LGBTQIA+ Books

Yesterday (June 3, 2019), the blog from the New York Public Library shared a beautiful post highlighting eight of their staff members and books that were, “a transformative part of their LGBTQ experience.” Check out their post, in honor of pride month, at the link below! https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/06/03/lgbtq-journeys

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LGBTQIA+ World News

China’s not planning to allow same-sex marriage; Gay sex is still illegal in Kenya; LGBT community services are funded by an Orthodox mayor in Jerusalem. China signals won’t follow Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for activists Jerusalem to approve budget for LGBT nonprofit despite Orthodox […]

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New Resources from GLBTRT

The Resources Committee have shared some new resources on the Professional Tools page of our round table site on ala.org – check out the entire page in addition to recent additions, noted here: Transgender Individuals and Military Service bibliography, which is a response to the current military ban. Includes fiction and nonfiction titles as well […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

Acquatics Competition brings international LGBTQ+ athletes to New York City to join historic WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebration The 25th International LGBTQ+ Aquatics (IGLA) Championships will bring 1500 swimmers to New York City in June 2019.  The event will coincide with the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, marking the global impact of New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

‘Lavender Scare’ bill seeks to address midcentury employee terminations for sexual orientation discrimination Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would call for a “review all employee terminations that occurred after January 1, 1950, to determine who was wrongfully terminated owing to their sexual orientation, whether real or perceived.” Called the  Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration Act, or […]

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