LGBTQIA World News Roundup

By Tricia Boucher Ukraine’s LGBTQ soldiers hope their service will change hearts and minds A good number of the Ukrainian military personnel recruited since the 2014 invasion by Russia are LGBT persons.  Many have hopes that their service will alleviate some of the discrimination that is normative in Ukrainian society. Cheers and applause as same-sex […]

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Podcast! Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way

By A. Faulkner A new podcast from Public Libraries Online.  Joel A. Nichols, author of the winner in this year’s “Public Libraries” magazine feature article contest, for the article “Serving All Families in a Queer and Genderqueer Way”, discusses how libraries can provide the best possible service to their LGBTQ communities.  Check it out at Public Libraries […]

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LGBTQIA Rights Roundup

By Thomas Maxheimer Over 200 Members of Congress File Federal LGBTQ-Rights Bill Since it is completely legal to openly discriminate against gay people in the majority of the U.S, this bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 100 DAYS: HRC Launches Timeline of Trump’s Unprecedented Attacks on LGBTQ […]

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Emerging Leader Spotlight: Fobazi M. Ettarh

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The GLBTRT is proud to highlight some of our past Emerging Leaders (ELs). Including people who are members of and/or sponsored by our round table, these spotlights will let you get to know some of the incredible people in our field and learn about the work that they’ve accomplished through the EL Program. Donate today […]

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LGBTQIA Scholarship Roundup for February 8th, 2017

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By Emilia Marcyk Current scholarship and academic news addressing LGBTQIA identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, and information professionals. Publications Boone, J. A. “Creating a Queer Archive in the Public Eye: The Case of Reşad Ekrem Koçu.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 23.1 (2017): http://muse.jhu.edu/article/645204 Boone’s article examines the İstanbul […]

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Human Rights Campaign endorses Hillary Clinton for US President

By John Mack Freeman The Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Clinton is scheduled to appear and accept the endorsement in-person today, January 24th. From the announcement: HRC today announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. HRC’s Board of Directors, comprised of 32 community leaders from across […]

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ICANN rejects group’s appeal to control “.gay” domain

By John Mack Freeman The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has rejected an appeal from representatives of the LGBT community to control the “.gay” top-level domain. ICANN controls the development and use of top-level domain names such as .biz, .eco, .ninja, etc. While most of these domains are auctioned off to the […]

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