LGBTQIA+ US News

Acquatics Competition brings international LGBTQ+ athletes to New York City to join historic WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebration The 25th International LGBTQ+ Aquatics (IGLA) Championships will bring 1500 swimmers to New York City in June 2019.  The event will coincide with the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, marking the global impact of New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer […]

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‘Lavender Scare’ bill seeks to address midcentury employee terminations for sexual orientation discrimination Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would call for a “review all employee terminations that occurred after January 1, 1950, to determine who was wrongfully terminated owing to their sexual orientation, whether real or perceived.” Called the  Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration Act, or […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

Cuba’s parade against homophobia is cancelled; Brunei extends the moratorium on the death penalty (by stoning) for sex between men; the Democratic Unionist Party elects its first gay candidate to parliament Cuban LGBT Community Calls Out Government for Canceling Parade Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex First openly gay DUP candidate […]

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Prince & Knight to Remain on Library Shelves

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis and published by Little Bee Books is just over a year old. A picture book at forty pages long, it celebrates a prince in search of his perfect mate. Recently it was used for a storytime at ImagineIf libraries in Flathead County Montana, after which […]

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Mormon College Valedictorian Comes Out As Gay In Viral Graduation Speech | TODAY Matt Easton, this year’s valedictorian at Brigham Young University, used part of his commencement ceremony address to come out as a gay man.  Saying that he is proud to be a “gay son of God,” Easton’s speech was approved by the Dean’s […]

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Transgender Pakistanis can serve as police; the President of Brazil is worried about gay tourism; and the first Armenian trans woman to speak to parliament gets death threats. Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan province Bolsonaro: Brazil must not become ‘gay tourism paradise’ Armenian MPs call for trans activist to be burned alive after […]

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For Your Consideration: LGBTQIA+ Superheroes

In honor of the opening of Avengers: Endgame, in theaters this weekend, below is an interesting look at a dozen LGBTQIA+ Superheroes from the Marvel and DC Universes. The article includes information on the first same-sex marriage in comics, the surprising origin story for Batwoman and more. While this contributor will be staying away from […]

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Death by stoning for gay sex in Brunei, leading at least one trans teenager to seek asylum and lesbians in eastern Europe gather in the Ukraine despite successful counter-protests. Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada Lesbians Held Conference in Kyiv Despite […]

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6 of 11 of ALA’s 2018 Most Frequently Challenged for LGBTQIA+ Content

Annually during National Library Week, the Office for Intellectual Freedom publishes a list of the most frequently challenged books in schools and libraries. In 2018, there were 347 challenges and 483 books submitted to the OIF. Of the top 11 (full list linked below), more than half of the titles were challenged for LGBTQIA+ content. […]

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