By Carlos Fernandez According to the Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Religions, “religion binds people together in common practices and beliefs: it draws them together in a common enterprise of life” (Bowker, The concise Oxford dictionary of world religions, 2000, p. xix). Unfortunately, for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people, religion has […]
By Peter Coyl GLBTRT will provide $1,500 to support one member’s participation in ALA’s 2016 Emerging Leaders’ program. The funds go to defray the cost of traveling to the Midwinter Meeting in Boston (Jan. 8-12) and Annual Conference in Orlando (June 23-28). Learn more on the website and access theapplication here.
By Peter Coyl As I’ve wound down from ALA Annual I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on this past year as a round table and thinking of what we plan on doing in the coming months. This last year the GLBTRT has accomplished quite a lot. We rolled out GLBT Book Month under the […]
By John Mack Freeman Dale Heath has published an article in American Libraries entitled “A Lot to Feel Proud About” that explores her experience as being transgender in the library world. It’s a truly inspirational read. You can read it here.
By John Mack Freeman GLBT Book Month is off to a fantastic start as GLBTRT embraces their first year ever managing this event on behalf of ALA. On a personal note, I’ve already seen displays in several libraries near where I work, and it’s always a little surprising and comforting when I see that in rural […]
By John Mack Freeman The GLBTRT Reviews blog has posted five new reviews this week and a new column. They are: Book review: A Boy Like Me, by Jennie Wood Book review: Tapping My Arm for a Vein, by Jim Elledge Book review: The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of Straights, […]