Volunteer to represent GLBTRT on ALA’s Committee on Legislation

Are you a GLBTRT member who regularly attends Midwinter and Annual? Looking to get more involved in the GLBTRT and love learning about the latest ALA legislative engagements at the federal, state, and local level? Then we want to hear from you! The GLBTRT is currently looking for a Representative to the ALA’s Committee on Legislation (CoL). […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

A judge lifted the ban on Rafiki, Romania tries to change their constitution to block gay marriage, and Hong Kong respects gay married couples from other countries. Cinemagoers celebrate at Kenyan screening of banned lesbian drama Romania sets date for referendum to block gay marriage Hong Kong to allow dependent visa for same-sex couples after […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

LGBT film festival to open in with stellar movie lineup The 10th anniversary of the North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival included an exciting lineup of events and featured indie filmmakers highlighting important issues for the LGBT community. Tom Carper fends off Kerri Harris in Delaware Senate primary Kerri Harris, a biracial, gay, Air […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Having a gay Serbian Prime Minister doesn’t change life for ordinary Serbians.  Working in Kenya to remove a ban on a movie about lesbian love so it can be considered for an Oscar.  Chinese activists push for a change in civil code that would allow same-sex couples to marry. Serbia Pride: Gay PM Brnabic ‘not […]

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Spotlight: Camp Drag, Ames (IA) Public Library

The following is an interview with TANVI RASTOGI, teen librarian at Ames (IA) Public LIbrary. What is the title of your program?’ Camp Drag, All Ages Drag Show Program or outreach description: Camp Drag is a drag workshop for youth in grades K-12. The workshop was created to: provide interested young people with a unique […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

India’s Supreme Court decriminalizes homosexuality, the Malaysian Prime Minister speaks out against caning as a punishment, and the Chief Rabbi in the UK has produced a guide for orthodox schools to better serve their LGBT students. Campaigners celebrate as India decriminalises homosexuality Malaysian PM says caning of lesbians counter to ‘compassion of Islam’ Chief Rabbi […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

US court says Housing Act covers harassed LGBT tenant The 7th U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously cites the U.S. Fair Housing Act protects LGBT tenants from harassment and landlords have an obligation to stop abuse. Protesters block Albuquerque streets over transgender death More than 50 protesters blocked an intersection in Albuquerque following the death of […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Russians think LGBT+ persons are powerful enough to destroy the nation, a gay English rapper expresses himself in a musical genre not known for acceptance, and Australia’s postal vote may be long over, but the lawsuits against hate speech are happening today. Most Russians Believe Gays Conspiring Against Country, Poll Finds Brockhampton on changing hip […]

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T-shirt sales end soon!

Our summer fundraising tshirt sale is almost over! If you missed the GLBTRT tshirt sale at ALA Annual or weren’t able to attend, here is your chance to own this awesome tshirt which honors the GLBTRT’s legacy and celebrates its upcoming 50th anniversary! Proceeds go back to the GLBTRT.  The sale ends tomorrow,  August 31 […]

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