Cooking at the intersection of food and Queer Culture

The end of the year often finds many of us cooking and sharing food. If you are interested in the intersection of food and queer culture, check out these two journals. Jarry “celebrates the meeting of food and queer culture,” according to a piece in the New York Times. Founded in 2015 by Lukas Volger […]

Share

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 […]

Share

ALA’s Annual Fund

As we enter the giving season, please consider donating to the Rainbow Round Table, the first professional LGBTQ+ group in the nation, originally known as the Task Force on Gay Liberation, later as GLBTRT and now known as the Rainbow Roundtable. We are in our 50th year! If you donate to the Rainbow Roundtable at […]

Share

Run for the Rainbow RT Executive Board! – Candidate Biographical Form now open!

Nominations to run for ALA Council, committees, divisions, sections and yes, Round Tables in the 2020 ALA Elections in the spring will be accepted  through December 4, 2019. Link to fill out if you are interested in running: https://divrt.directnominations.net/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F Rainbow RT Executive Board openings are: Chair-Elect Secretary Directors-at-large Rainbow Roundtable Leadership Responsibilities: https://connect.ala.org/communities-old/community-home/librarydocuments/viewdocument?DocumentKey=11754BE2-9006-48A8-97B0-57DE569F08C7

Share

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES RULE CHANGE ALLOWING ADOPTION AGENCIES TO BLOCK LGBT FAMILIES

The ACLU is suing the Trump administration to block a proposed Health and Human Services rule that would allow “tax-funded adoption agencies to reject prospective parents on faith-based grounds”  which would disproportionally impact LGBTQ+ people wanting to adopt.  https://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-proposes-rule-change-allowing-adoption-agencies-block-lgbt-families-1469339

Share

Does It Matter if Mary Shelley was bisexual???

Mary Shelley is a queen. Daughter of modern feminism’s founder, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the radical thinker William Godwin, this rebellious woman wrote one of the earliest and most influential gothic horror novels: Frankenstein. Her letters show that the author turned to women after her husband’s death. It’s an important insight into intimate history – and […]

Share

Puerto Rican Astrologer Walter Mercado Dies at 87

Walter Mercado was known and loved in the US and Latin America for his astrology readings and predictions.  He first became well known in Puerto Rico as an actor and dancer and moved to South Florida in the early 1990s.  There, he joined Univision and began a new career with new fame, delivering horoscopes, always […]

Share

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/

Share

Megan Drake interviewed for “BOUNDLESSRAINBOWLOVE” blog

This Italian blog is maintained by a community of bloggers in Italy. They cover LGBTQAI+ issues in Italy and around the world. This is a wonderful interview. Congratulations to Megan, and grazie molto to Katya Parente for the publication of this interview!  You can read the interview at this URL: https://boundlessrainbowlove.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/parla-con-katya-oggi-con-noi-la-rainbow-round-table-rrt/

Share

Kellogg’s new cereal celebrating LGBTQ youth

This past week Kellogg’s Company released a brand new breakfast cereal. This new cereal will raise money for LGBTQ youth advocacy. It is called All Together cereal and features mascots from Kellogg’s cereals on the box. Donations of the cereal will go to GLAAD. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/10/kelloggs-new-together-cereal-celebrates-lgbtq-youth/

Share