In Memoriam: Poet Justin Chin

By John Mack Freeman Poet Justin Chin was taken off life support on December 22nd in San Francisco following a massive stroke in the preceding week. Via SF Weekly: In both his poetry and prose, Chin explored his identity as a gay Asian American.Bite Hard studies — in vivid detail — lovers and dreams, crabs and HIV. […]

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GLBTRT announces Dontaná McPherson-Joseph as 2016 Emerging Leader

By John Mack Freeman The GLBTRT is pleased to announce the selection of Dontaná McPherson-Joseph as our sponsored member of the 2016 Emerging Leaders program. Dontaná is a staff member at Charles County Public Library in Maryland and a student at San Jose State University School of Information. The Emerging Leaders will participate in training […]

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In Memoriam: Sandra Moran

By John Mack Freeman (thanks to Nel Ward for the tip!) Sandra Moran, teacher and author of Letters Never Sent, Nudge, and All We Lack, passed away this week. Via Lambda Literary: A native Kansan, Sandra Moran was born on December 20, 1968. Her varied employment history spoke to her sense of intellectual adventure. She worked as a political speechwriter, […]

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Meet Rob Ridinger! An RT Member Profile

By Tess Goldwasser (Ed. Note: I interviewed Rob… about a year ago? And then forgot to write up a profile! Not because he’s forgettable; he’s certainly not. But because I am a flake. An apologetic flake. Please forgive me Rob!) Rob is the GLBTRT Liaison to the Leather Archives and Museum, and a member of the […]

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Meet Ann Symons! An RT Member Profile by Tess Goldwasser

By Tess Goldwasser. Photo credit American Libraries 1994. What is your role in the GLBTRT? I proudly serve as the Chair of GLBTRT, my first active role in the RT. I lead a board of committed officers, colleagues, and friends. My role is to try to articulate a vision for the RT and, with the board […]

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Updates from our members

By John Mack Freeman Melody Townely has been reappointed to another year working for the libraries in her school district! Congratulations to her, and we send continued support her way as she works towards tenure. Robert Newlen had been detailed to serve as chief of staff for a six-month period, beginning Dec. 14. Dr. Billington made […]

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In Memoriam: Sidney Abbott and Nathan ‘Seven Scott’

By John Mack Freeman Sidney Abbott, notede lesbian activist and author, passed away on April 15, 2015 at the age of 77. A former member of the activist group Lavendar Menance and co-author of the book Sappho was a Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism, Abbott was a force for gay women’s rights in […]

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