Happy New Year from the GLBTRT News Committee! While on holiday, I’ve been adding to my TBR pile! Here are a few of the forthcoming YA I’m looking forward to. Feel free to comment and add to the list! Wishing everyone a grand end to 2018 and an even grander start to 2019!
Dear GLBTRT Members, The Membership Promotion Committee is gearing up for ALA Midwinter in Seattle and we need your participation! The Buddy Program is back and we are looking for volunteers to serve as buddies and for current/new/prospective members who would like to be paired with a buddy. This is a great opportunity to expand […]
The Museum and Library Services Act is stalled in the House of Representatives, and the end of the Lame Duck session is rapidly approaching! If you want to push your legislators to pass the act, use the ALA’s handy website: https://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/tweet?2&engagementId=493395 Or contact your congressperson directly!
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, […]
Homophobia in Brazil pushes people to marry; Bermuda looks to keep people from marrying; Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ law stinks. Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration Bermuda appeals to London high court to enforce gay marriage ban Russia: ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Endangers Children
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 […]
Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut Boxer Patricio Manuel is the first transgender male to fight professionally in the U.S. winning his match and making history. School Districts Expand Gender Options To Include Transgender And Nonbinary Students Almost all schools in the Washington D.C. area have policies that protect gender identity against discrimination. They […]
Three years ago, I relocated to Tucson, Arizona after 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a young person I had moved considerably. I grew up in NY and by the time I moved to Oakland I had lived in 5 cities in 4 states. In each place I found my way to […]
US marriages recognized in Mexico; Republicans work against anti-discrimination; Tunisian police use anti-gay laws to spy on anyone. Ina first, gay Mexican couple has U.S. marriage recognized by Mexico Footnote in new trade deal causes confusion over LGBTQ protections Tunisia’s Assault on Gay Men’s—and Everyone’s – Right to Privacy
With the change of season and the lovely sprinkling of extra days off, I thought it a great time to let you know of at least a few things we’re currently working on and what you can look forward to in the coming months from the GLBTRT Executive Board. The explosion in books with queer content in recent years has […]