Matching Gift to GLBTRT – 11/27/2018

Please consider donating to our round table! GLBTRT is eligible for matching funds up to $2,000 for any donations to the RT given on Giving Tuesday (November 27). The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the GLBT professional library community, […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

The Netherlands courts decide who gets gender-neutral passports; Cuban evangelical churches unite against constitutional changes that would allow gay marriage; and Kerryn Phelps tips the balance of Australian parliament away from the Liberal (actually center-right) Party. First Dutch gender-neutral passport issued In rare campaign for Cuba, churches advocate against gay marriage Lesbian Wins Key Seat […]

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Volunteer for the Stonewall Book Award, Rainbow Book List, and Over the Rainbow Book List Committees!

  Yes, it’s that time of year! Are you passionate about books with queer representation? Feel like telling everyone you know about that awesome LGBTQ+ book you couldn’t put down? If you do, AND you want to get involved in the GLBTRT, then volunteer for one of our five awesome Stonewall Book Award and Book […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

By T. Boucher Japanese MP calls LGBT community ‘unproductive’ LGBT persons are unproductive because they can’t have children – a reason for one MP to challenge using taxes for supporting same-sex marriage, which is not legal in Japan. Russia LGBT activists detained during St Petersburg rally The 25 activists detained in St. Petersburg all “acted […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

by J. Shoemaker LGBT Adults in US Less likely to have jobs, health insurance According to a long-term study with around 10,000 participants, sexual minorities may be twice as likely to be unemployed, equally as unlikely to be insured. LGBT Parents face bias in US adoption process Proposed amendment would allow child welfare providers to […]

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Meet the New News Committee! (part 1 of 2)

Hello! The new GLBTRT News Committee began work in June, with official duties to commence July 1, 2018. Thank you for your patience during this transition (as chair, I’m still trying to figure this website out, for example :-D). We hope to bring you exciting original content and continue providing great information as often as […]

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LGBTQIA US News Roundup

By Tricia Boucher Connecticut Recruiting LGBT Families to Adopt, Foster Kids With 4,300 children in state care, Connecticut’s child welfare system is actively recruiting LGBT families for fostering and adoption.  This move copies initiatives in New York City and San Francisco. Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws Apple should soon be deciding whether […]

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LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer Oklahoma Passes Adoption Law That L.G.B.T. Groups Call Discriminatory If you “…violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies” you can now be legally denied a foster child or adoption in Oklahoma. U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates Transgender inmates are potentially at risk because the Trump administration […]

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