In Memoriam: LGBT Film Advocate Lewis Tice Dies at 44

LGBT film advocate Lewis Tice died last week on April 2nd. Via Indiewire: Tice passionately worked in various capacities within the industry throughout his career.  He launched and guided many films to success including  ‘Latter Days,’ ‘Another Gay Movie’ and ‘Mysterious Skin’ for TLA Releasing, where he worked as Vice President of North American Operations […]

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Meet Joel Nichols!: An RT Member Profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Joel became a GLBTRT member in 2007 while he was still in library school. Since then, he served one year as Director-at-Large on the Executive Board and is now on the Stonewall Book Award committee. “I have always sought to increase the participation of new librarians in the RT, and the encouraging […]

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Model Geena Rocero Comes Out As Transgender

During a TED talk posted last week, model Geena Rocero came out as transgender. The talk, which delves into her personal history and her evolution over time, is deeply touching and heartfelt. It can be seen below. She furthered used the opportunity to launch Gender Proud, a new campaign that seeks to increase awareness about […]

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In Memoriam: Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles Dies at 59

Late Monday night, it was reported that Frankie Knuckles had passed away at the age of 59. Knuckles, known as the “Godfather of House,” was one of the primary popularizers of house music during his time as a young DJ in Chicago. The style has since exploded onto dance floors and radio waves around the […]

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Board Member To Moderate ‘LGBTQ Book Buzz’

Lisa Johnston is moderator for the upcoming discussion of upcoming LGBT titles and trends from Bold Strokes Books, Cleis Press, Dreamspinner Press, MLR Press, Riptide Publishing, and Library Journal. Panelists include Victoria Oldham, Brenda Knight, Damon Suede, Kris Jacen, and Sarah Frantz. The event, which will also be archived and available for on-demand viewing, is […]

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Meet Anna Fidgeon!: An RT Member Profile By Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Beginning her second year as a juror for the Over the Rainbow book list committee, Anna describes it as “a librarian’s dream” getting to “read a ton” and help compile an annotated bibliography of great LGBT books. “Basically, after all my time trying to convince people that librarians do more than just […]

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American Library Association honors Ann K. Symons with 2013 Equality Award

The GLBTRT’s very own chair-elect has been honored by the ALA with the 2013 Equality Award. The award is given annually to an ALA member or group  “for outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession. The contribution may be either a sustained one or a single outstanding accomplishment.” The press release announcing the […]

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In Memoriam: LGBT Advocate Vernita Gray Dies at 65

Long-time LGBT advocate Vernita Gray has died at the age of 65. In the 1970s, she established the first lesbian newspaper in Chicago, The Lavender Woman, worked on her own poetry and other writing, and received writing and communications degrees from Columbia College Chicago. Her chapbook is called Sweet Sixteen. Gray also created a lesbian […]

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Meet John DeSantis!: An RT member profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser John has been involved with the GLBTRT since 1991, back when it was called the Gay and Lesbian Task Force and marched with them in 1992 at the pride parade in San Francisco. The resulting photo on the cover of American Libraries ignited an ongoing controversy with some ALA members claiming that […]

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Profile a Roundtable Member: Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser Meet Tess Goldwasser! [Ed. Note: I talked Tess into writing her own profile. She is the amazing person who writes the people profiles!—Nel Ward] What is your role within the GLBTRT? I’m currently on the News committee. I compile all these lovely People Profiles! I recently shared chairing duties with KT Horning […]

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