GLBT Round Table Statement against Racism, Harassment, and Bullying

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) expresses its support and stands in solidarity with ALA members who have experienced racism, discrimination, and microaggressions within our association, most recently, but certainly not only at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. We are categorically opposed to the harassment and aggression toward people of color in […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

See how Bollywood responds to the decriminalization of gay sex in India; not everyone likes a program for challenging homophobia in primary schools in England; nor do all Anglicans agree with new guidance on how to welcome transgender church members.  Pioneering Bollywood lesbian romance opens in India Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga review […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Jean Wyllys left Brazil in fear for his life; gay sex is illegal in Myanmar, but…boat parade! ; in Japan transgender persons must have original sex organs removed; and an Egyptian journalist is jailed for interviewing a gay man. Brazil’s sole openly gay congressman leaves country after death threats Myanmar’s first LGBT pride boat parade […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

Michigan-based Gale debuts first encyclopedia of LGBTQ history Gale has just released a comprehensive encyclopedia focusing on LGBTQ history around the world.  In two weeks, five states advance LGBTQ rights Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, and New York have all passed legislation or issued executive orders that expand protections offered to LGBTQ populations.  New York Passes […]

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Hole 19 to “pop-up” in LA

“We’ve been working on this for over 8 months now and the whole team is extremely excited to see the pop-up come to life in March. We can promise it’ll be a game changer for LA!” – Kara Godfrey, CEO and Founder. Coming from the United Kingdom, Kara Godfrey couldn’t believe the concept of adults […]

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REMINDER: Run for GLBTRT Office!

ALA Presidential candidates have been announced, petitions for additional candidates have been filed. It’s time to look ahead to the 2019 ALA Elections! GLBTRT does not have a nominating committee and anyone who wants to run for office can do so by using ALA’s online election form. The ALA Elections bio-app system is now up and […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

New rule bans LGBTQ employment discrimination in House of Representatives Rep. David Cicilline proposed a new rules package that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Although many states and cities already have laws that protect LGBTQ individuals from this type of discrimination, federal law has not caught up yet.  Retirement […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Anti-LGBT comments are more about Japan’s low birth rate; Drag Queen Story Hour gets negative feedback in the UK; Blued halts new user registration after reported HIV contraction. Japanese lawmaker under fire for LGBT comment Taunton Library drag queen children’s story event sparks outrage Chinese gay dating app halts registration after underage HIV report

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Call for GLBTRT Buddy Program Participants & Volunteers

Dear GLBTRT Members, The Membership Promotion Committee is gearing up for ALA Midwinter in Seattle and we need your participation! The Buddy Program is back and we are looking for volunteers to serve as buddies and for current/new/prospective members who would like to be paired with a buddy. This is a great opportunity to expand […]

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GLBTRT Member to be Associate State Librarian in Ohio

One of our own GLBTRT members has made it into the news this week! Evan T. Struble will become the new Associate State Librarian for Library Development for the great state of Ohio. He will be responsible for special projects, programming, developing the library and much more. Along with being part of our GLBT roundtable, […]

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