NYPL Staff Share Meaningful LGBTQIA+ Books

Yesterday (June 3, 2019), the blog from the New York Public Library shared a beautiful post highlighting eight of their staff members and books that were, “a transformative part of their LGBTQ experience.” Check out their post, in honor of pride month, at the link below! https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/06/03/lgbtq-journeys

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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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LGBTQIA+ US News

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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Personnel Shakeup follows Drag Queen Story Hour in SC

Drag Queen Story Hours continue to gain in both popularity and controversy across the nation. Three branch managers are no longer employed with the Greenville County Library System after a successful story time in February. The event was put on by a local group, unaffiliated with the library, which used the library’s space in accordance […]

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A Tribute to Hector Xtravaganza

Hector Xtravaganza died from lymphoma on Dec. 30 at the age of 53. Friends, colleagues and family gathered on Saturday March 9, 2019 at  El Museo del Barrio to pay tribute to Hector. Hector was an original member of the House of Xtravaganza, and was also known as a community activist, dancer, designer, and mentor.  Mayor Bill […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

Fresh Challenges To State Exclusions On Transgender Health Coverage Both the Affordable Care Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act have provisions that have broadly been determined to protect transgender individuals from being discriminated against when it comes to their healthcare, however 30 states still allow health plans to exclude transgender-related healthcare from their policies.  […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Progressive politics from a Lebanese band; Malaysians are upset that LGBT persons exist and that they participated in a Woman’s Day march; South Korea’s Constitutional Court considers the military’s “sodomy law”. Mashrou’ Leila: the Lebanese indie band championing Arab gay rights In Muslim Malaysia, Uproar Over LGBT Groups at Women’s Day March LGBTQ Malaysians Fight […]

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Here are (some) of YOUR GLBTRT Candidates!

The election for ALA kicks off TODAY, March 11 and we are taking this opportunity to highlight GLBTRT members that appear on the ballot. We haven’t listed them all, but here are those that responded to a recent inquiry as candidates for office! For ALA Council (80 candidates will run for 34 at-large seats):Laura BonellaDerrick […]

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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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First Transgender Male Boxer Wins in California

Patricio Manuel is a thirty-three year old transgender male lightweight boxer. He made history last Saturday by becoming the first transgender male to win in an American boxing event in Indigo, California.  He won in the lightweight division by beating Hugo Aguilar. After only twelve minutes they declared him the winner! After his historic win […]

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