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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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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‘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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Cuba’s parade against homophobia is cancelled; Brunei extends the moratorium on the death penalty (by stoning) for sex between men; the Democratic Unionist Party elects its first gay candidate to parliament Cuban LGBT Community Calls Out Government for Canceling Parade Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex First openly gay DUP candidate […]

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Prince & Knight to Remain on Library Shelves

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis and published by Little Bee Books is just over a year old. A picture book at forty pages long, it celebrates a prince in search of his perfect mate. Recently it was used for a storytime at ImagineIf libraries in Flathead County Montana, after which […]

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Mormon College Valedictorian Comes Out As Gay In Viral Graduation Speech | TODAY Matt Easton, this year’s valedictorian at Brigham Young University, used part of his commencement ceremony address to come out as a gay man.  Saying that he is proud to be a “gay son of God,” Easton’s speech was approved by the Dean’s […]

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Transgender Pakistanis can serve as police; the President of Brazil is worried about gay tourism; and the first Armenian trans woman to speak to parliament gets death threats. Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan province Bolsonaro: Brazil must not become ‘gay tourism paradise’ Armenian MPs call for trans activist to be burned alive after […]

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