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  • The Rainbow Roundtable is now accepting nominations for the following awards. Membership in the Rainbow Roundtable is not a requirement. Rainbow RT Award for Political Activism- This award honors librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends), and other individuals or groups (public or private) that have demonstrated excellence in the []
  • Prabal is an empowerment program for parents of LGBT children that focuses on gender, sexuality and understanding physical and mental health. It is intended for open-minded parents who can, in turn, educate other parents and become valuable queer allies https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-relationships/article/3024706/indian-lgbt-workshop-helps-queer-people-bring
  • The ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC, the world’s largest collection of LGBTQ materials in the world, will complete its archive of historical documents by November. ONE Archives, which is located on West Adams Boulevard, is the oldest existing LGBTQ organization in the United States and houses over two million items, including texts []
  • Michigan has approved its first ever Credit Union especially for the LGBT community. It will be the first credit union in the United States designed to support LGBT customers across the country. Its online service will start in early 2020.
  • Best known for his portrayals of gay American life in both fiction and nonfiction, White’s body of work spans subject and genre, including a biography of French writer Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award; a trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and []

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  • CHICAGO - Every year, the Rainbow Round Table (RRT) of the American Library Association seeks to honor librarians, library related organizations (including libraries, library staff, library boards, library friends), and other individuals or groups (public or private) that have demonstrated excellence in the area of responding to the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, asexual, and ally (LGBTQIA+) community.
  • CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association will celebrate its award winners and honorees at the Stonewall Book Awards Ceremony from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 24, in the Marriott Marquis, Salon 12 & 13 in Washington, D.C.
  • CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) announced Donna E. Coghill, community engagement librarian and coordinator of campus partnerships, VCU Libraries, as the fourth recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community. The award was established to honor a library, librarian, library staff member, library board and/or library friends groups who serve the GLBT community. Nominees are judged based on innovation, impact, sustainability and advocacy.