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  • LGBTQIA+ World News

    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 []
  • 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. []
  • 456 ballots were cast for the round table this year with results as follows. Congratulations to all involved! Proposal to rename the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table to one of the two options presented: Vote Option 1 or Option 2 Rainbow Round Table (RRT) 225 51.6% Elected Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer []
  • LGBTQIA+ US News

    Affirming mosques help gay Muslims reconcile faith, sexuality Around the world, more inclusive mosques are opening their doors and instituting policies that are more LGBTQ friendly. Although there is currently no formal movement for the establishment or tracking of these mosques in the US, they seem to be growing. Google Employees Protest Anti-LGBTQ Conservatives Appointment []
  • LGBTQIA+ World News

    Get the death penalty for gay sex in Brunei, and the Spanish Catholic Church tries ‘gay conversion” classes in spite of Spanish laws against the practice. Bruneis new anti-gay law goes into effect this week. Heres how the world is reacting Spanish Catholic Church probed over gay conversion courses

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GLBTRT News

  • 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.
  • CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender and Government Documents Round Tables (GLBTRT and GODORT) are proud to announce July Siebecker as the 2019 recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award.
  • SEATTLE - The Over the Rainbow Booklist Committee of the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) considered 469 books this year, 284 fiction and 185 nonfiction titles.