Spotlight: Forest of the Enchanted Drag Queens, Santa Ana Public Library

  The following is an interview with DAVID LOPEZ, Senior Librarian at Santa Ana Public Library. What is the title of your program? Forest of the Enchanted Drag Queens: All Ages Storytime and LGBTQ+ Youth Resource Fair Program or Outreach Description A special event featuring two local drag queens who read bilingual stories and performed […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

LGBT persons migrate to the US for safety, insight into Tanzania’s anti-LGBT agenda, and good news for Costa Rica! Threat of violence at home spurs LGBT migrants on to the border What to Know About Tanzania’s Anti-LGBT Crackdown ‘Love will prevail’: Costa Rica’s same-sex couples can marry in 2020    

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Congrats to our 2019 Emerging Leader!

We are delighted to announce Hannah Bowser, MLIS will be the GLBT-RT‘s 2019 Emerging Leader. Hannah will be joining the team working on the GLBT-RT archive in celebration of the RT’s 50th anniversary. Hannah is Virtual Services Librarian at New Hanover County Library in Wilmington, NC. She earned her MLIS at the University of Alabama. […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

“Surveillance squads” in Tanzania created to hunt down gay people; Mexico courts rule for gay marriage (in the US); Anglican schools in Australia won’t fire teachers for being gay. Tanzania: Anti-gay crackdown in Dar es Salaam Mexico Ruling Backs Same-Sex Couple Sydney Anglican principal rejects right to sack gay teachers  

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LGBTQIA+ US News

‘You Are Safe Now’: Matthew Shepard Laid To Rest At National Cathedral Matthew Shepard’s ashes were buried on October 26, 2018 at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.-20 years after his death. “Transgender” Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration The Department of Health and Human Services is leading an effort to provide […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Being LGBT is a crime in Malawi, so of course crimes against LGBT persons there go unreported; self-described homophobe Jair Bolsonaro is expected to win Brazil’s presidential election; a great story about code-switching to share with straight people. Malawi: Arrests, Violence against LGBT People Brazil’s fearful LGBT community prepares for a ‘proud homophobe’ Code-switching: How […]

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Advocacy: Book Burning in Iowa

Orange City Public Library is not currently responding to a recent Facebook Live video in which library-owned LGBTQIA books were burned by a local “pro-life, pro-family” activist during the city’s annual “OC Pride” event. It might be kind to offer letters of support to both local librarians and LGBTQIA organizations. Please note, no one has […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

The Netherlands courts decide who gets gender-neutral passports; Cuban evangelical churches unite against constitutional changes that would allow gay marriage; and Kerryn Phelps tips the balance of Australian parliament away from the Liberal (actually center-right) Party. First Dutch gender-neutral passport issued In rare campaign for Cuba, churches advocate against gay marriage Lesbian Wins Key Seat […]

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Queer Comics Database

Queer comics database is a great tool for discovering comic books and graphic novels that have LGBTQ characters. It’s a fun way to use reader’s advisory and find some hidden gems. It also contains 193 titles of comics. To quote the database, “Our mission is to facilitate access to comics that contain queer representation.” The database […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

LGBTQ-positive books to be donated to Plymouth-Canton schools A local chapter of PFLAG in Michigan is doing more to encourage the acceptance of diversity among their youth by launching a program to donate LGBTQ positive books to area schools. HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index Rating Cities on LGBTQ Inclusion The Human Rights Campaign has […]

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