In Memoriam: Gloria Casarez

By John Mack Freeman Gloria Casarez passed away this week due to complications from her five-plus year battle with cancer. Casarez is best known for her work as the mayor of Philadelphia’s liaison to the LGBT community. Via PGN: Nutter appointed Casarez as Philadelphia’s first director of LGBT affairs in 2008. In that capacity, she […]

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Meet Amanda Clay!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser This week’s RT member is Amanda Clay. She is a very talented writer, so I’m just going to let her tell you about herself. Take it away Amanda! Yeah! — Currently I have no specific role in the GLBTRT. I am a past chair of the Stonewall Book Award Committee (and I […]

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In Memoriam: Trans rights figure Lily McBeth, 80

By John Mack Freeman (Thanks to Ann Symons for the tip) Trans rights figure Lily McBeth passed away this week at age 80. McBeth was well known for transitioning at age 70 in 2005 from male to female while employed as a substitute teacher by several school systems in New Jersey. Upon returning, McBeth’s transition […]

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Meet Carlos Fernandez!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Carlos is the International Documents Librarian at Florida International University. He is responsible for one of only two public university libraries to have a depository for both the United Nations and the European Union. He’s also responsible for the collection and maintenance of documents from the Organization of American States and other […]

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Meet Ellen Bosman!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Ellen has been involved with the RT since the mid-1990s.  She has served as the treasurer, as the chair of the committee that plans the annual awards banquet, on the public relations committee, and twice on the Stonewall Book Awards committee, once as chair. She is the Head of Technical Services at […]

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Meet Michael Mungin!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Michael is a member of the GLBTRT Reviews Committee. He loves it because it allows him to review films and spread the word about recent LGBT-themed movies that he says “simply yearn to be seen by a wider audience.” Michael is the psychology librarian at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He […]

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From the Chair – Stonewall: Where are the volunteers?

By Ann K. Symons, Chair Last year when I was Chair-elect, my main job was to do committee appointments – except for the Stonewall, Rainbow and Over the Rainbow Committees.  Those committee appointments were done by the Chair, Roland Hansen.  I would, however, look at the long lists of members who volunteered for these appointments […]

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Meet Jenni Frencham!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Meet Jenni! Jenni is a reviewer for the GLBTRT book blog. A middle school librarian in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is in charge of a library used by 500 or more middle school students and their teachers. She is most proud of completely revamping the library where she works and increasing […]

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