Interview with Stonewall Winner Kheryn Callender

On January 28th, 2019 the Youth Media Awards were held in Seattle during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. One of the awards announced was the Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award. Author Kheryn Callender was a winner for her book Hurricane Child. Kheryn was kind enough […]

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Interview with Stonewall Winner Jessica Love

On January 28th, 2019 the Youth Media Awards were held in Seattle during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. One of the awards announced was the Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award. Author Jessica Love won for her picture book Julian is a Mermaid. Jessica was kind […]

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Interview with Stonewall Honor Kelly Loy Gilbert

On January 28th, 2019 the Youth Media Awards were held in Seattle during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. One of the awards announced was the Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award. Author Kelly Loy Gilbert received an honor for her book Picture Us in the Light. […]

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Interview with Stonewall Honor Ashley Herring Blake

On January 28th, 2019 the Youth Media Awards were held in Seattle during the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting. One of the awards announced was the Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award. Author Ashley Herring Blake received an Honor for her book Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the […]

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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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GLBTRT Award Winners

Copied from earlier tweets! Apologies for the late post. It’s been a busy but exciting conference! Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all committees! Rainbow Book List Top 10: Blake, Ashley Herring “Girl Made of Stars” HMH Books for Young Readers Callender, Kheryn. “Hurricane Child” . 2018. Scholastic Press Haack, Daniel. Illustrated by […]

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GLBTRT in Seattle – ALA Midwinter 2019

There’s quite a bit going on in Seattle in a couple of weeks and we thought it would be good to highlight some of the GLBTRT offerings. The Executive Board meeting on Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 – 10 AM at the Washington State Convention Center in Room 203 is open to all members. An […]

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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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Ann K. Symons Elected ALA Honorary Member

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By Emilia Marcyk Long-time LGBTQ advocate Ann K. Symons was named as an ALA Honorary Member at Midwinter 2017. The honor recognizes her contributions to intellectual freedom, access and service to the LGBTQ community. She will receive official recognition during the Opening General Session at ALA Annual in 2017. Symons was previously awarded the ALA […]

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