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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Congrats to our 2019 Emerging Leader!

We are delighted to announce Hannah Bowser, MLIS will be the GLBT-RT‘s 2019 Emerging Leader. Hannah will be joining the team working on the GLBT-RT archive in celebration of the RT’s 50th anniversary. Hannah is Virtual Services Librarian at New Hanover County Library in Wilmington, NC. She earned her MLIS at the University of Alabama. […]

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Read This, Save Lives

Seventeen-year old Sameer Jha may be young, but already a respected activist and author of a #1 Amazon Hot New Release, we surmise he will be the most ambitious teenager you read about today, this week, this month, even this year! With Read This, Save Lives, published earlier this month, Sameer explains how he has turned […]

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Join Drag Queen Story Hour on Facebook!

The GLBTRT encourages all members to like support the new Facebook group for the increasingly popular Drag Queen Story Hour. According to a recent report from Spotlight News, more than 200 people recently attended an event at Albany Public Library in New York, where a drag queen read stories and sang songs and even held […]

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