A colloquium about gender and sexuality will be held at the University of TorontoÂ onÂ October 18, 2014. Here is the description from their site: Gender and sexuality are two of the critical organizing axes of contemporary life. Alongside and intersecting with race, class, nation, and others, they constitute the ways through which we make ourselves known […]
By John Mack Freeman You may have heard about it at the membership meeting at Annual this year, and it is finally ready to go live. The GLBTRT now has a new way for people throughout the membership to suggest new projects that you want the RT to take on. Do you have a suggestion […]
This year’s Kidlitcon — Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Literature, will be taking placeÂ October 10thÂ andÂ 11thÂ in Sacramento. Per their website: “KidLitCon is a gathering of people who blog about childrenâ€™s and young adult books, including librarians, authors, teachers, parents, booksellers, publishers, and readers. Attendees share a love of childrenâ€™s books, as well as a […]
Peter Hepburn, GLBTRT Councillor, sent out an e-mail today announcing that the ALA Nominating Committee is seeking members who are interested in standing for election. The committee will select two people to run for President and at least 50 members to run for Council as Members-At-Large. For more information, you can see the press release […]
After the Social at this year’s Annual, Que(e)ry will be hosting a party to benefit the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. The event in Sunday, June 29 at 8pm at the Phoenix Bar and Lounge. Full details can be found on the Facebook event page. RT member Ingrid Abrams is looking for people […]
GLBTRT Chair Roland Hansen sent out an e-mail today asking for anyone who was able to assist with preparations and clean-up for the Social in Las Vegas. Volunteers are needed for: Shopping:Â Buying supplies at Costco and transporting them to Center from 2-5pm Set-Up:Â Most of the food will come on disposable trays, etc, but there […]
The National Park Service invites communities and individuals to suggest sites for its new project in showing the invaluable role that LGBT people have played in the history of the United States. Go to this website to see how you can participate.
YALSA is offering two travel stipends of up to $1,000 to attend its Literature Symposium at Austin (TX) November 14 – 16, 2014. One is for a library worker with at least one year of experience who works with YAs; the other is to a student enrolled in an ALA or NCATE accredited library program […]
Outbeat, sponsored by the William Way LGBT Community Center, is being billed as the first jazz festival with an entirely LGBT focus. Scheduled for September 18-21, the event will provide panel discussions and receptions as well as performances at clubs throughout Philadelphia.
StoryCorps recently announced that OutLoud,Â its division that helps capture the stories of LGBTQ people, will undertake a new initiative starting in June 2014 to record our stories. The goal of this initiative is to record stories from people who lived before the Stonewall uprisings in 1969. Stay tuned for more information about how to get […]