Publishers Weekly:Still Here, Still Queer: LGBTQ Books 2020

This article examines some small presses that publish LGBTQ books and how their missions and focus have evolved over time and continue to be integral to queer publishing.Some quotes from the piece that help sum it up:“While all presses focused on LGBTQ or marginalized communities share a mission of increasing representation, they differ in terms […]

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In Memoriam: Tomie dePaola, Author of “Oliver Button Is a Sissy” and Much More

Thomas Anthony “Tomie” dePaola was an American writer and illustrator who created more than 260 children’s books such as Strega Nona. He received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lifetime contribution to American children’s literature in 2011. https://www.mombian.com/2020/03/30/in-memoriam-tomie-depaola-author-of-oliver-button-is-a-sissy-and-much-more/

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Mart Crowley, the Tony-winning playwright of The Boys in the Band dies at 84

A playwright and screenwriter, Crowley is best known for creating the first mainstream portrayal of gay men in Boys in the Band, which is being released later this year as a Netflix film. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198715/mart-crowley-tony-winning-playwright-of-the-boys-in-the-band-is-dead-at-84/ https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/playwright-mart-crowley-boys-in-the-band-dead-84-964742/ You can watch a 2009 Theatre Talk interview with Crowley here: https://tv.cuny.edu/show/theatertalk/PR1010888

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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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Sheridan Library purchases 6th known copy of John Addington Symonds’ ‘A Problem in Greek Ethics’

Symonds privately printed just 10 copies in 1883, but until know there were only 5 known surviving copies. https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/12/05/john-addington-symonds-greek-ethics-rare-book/

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Noted Publisher and Editor Bill Cohen has Died

An early steward of LGBTQ studies and queer academic inquiry, Cohen is known for co-founding (along with Patrick Mcloughlin) the highly regarded Haworth Press, a publishing venture that specialized in producing scholarly journals and trade books. https://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/rem/12/14/noted-publisher-and-editor-bill-cohen-has-died/

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Analyzing a New Proposed Rule Allowing Discrimination in HHS-Funded Programs and Services

There is a proposed Health and Human Services rule change that is still taking public comments  until Dec. 19.  If put in place, it will set aside nondiscrimination provisions for race, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. You can read more about the proposal here:http:// http://www.lgbtmap.org/file/2019-HHS-Proposed-Rule-Analysis.pdf You can comment here:https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=HHS-OS-2019-0014-0001

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