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  • Queer comics database is a great tool for discovering comic books and graphic novels that have LGBTQ characters. It’s a fun way to use reader’s advisory and find some hidden gems. It also contains 193 titles of comics. To quote the database, “Our mission is to facilitate access to comics that contain queer representation.” The database []
  • LGBTQIA+ US News

    LGBTQ-positive books to be donated to Plymouth-Canton schools A local chapter of PFLAG in Michigan is doing more to encourage the acceptance of diversity among their youth by launching a program to donate LGBTQ positive books to area schools. HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index Rating Cities on LGBTQ Inclusion The Human Rights Campaign has []
  • LGBTQIA+ World News

    Australia’s government doesn’t want religious discrimination against LGBTI students; same-sex marriage is illegal in Poland, but same-sex couples can now register their kids; the EU stops unnecessary surgeries on intersex children. Coalition united over laws to stop schools expelling gay students, Cormann says Gay couple can register child in conservative Poland: court Medical Experts Call []
  • There are many ways LGBTQ+ persons have advocated for themselves throughout history, whether it be with friends or family, in the workplace, or on the political stage. One of the most personal forms of activism in and of itself has been “coming out”revealing to the world through an act of self-disclosure that one identifies as []
  • LGBTQIA+ World News

    Not enough people showed up to vote against gay marriage in Romania, a transgender candidate is running for the conservative party in Brazil, and Israel’s Prime Minister goes back on a promise to allow male couples have children with surrogate mothers. Romanias anti-gay marriage vote voided over low turnout Why not?: Transgender candidate busts stereotypes []

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GLBTRT News

  • CHICAGO - Every year, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) 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, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
  • CHICAGO — The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association will celebrate their Stonewall Book Awards winners and honorees at the Stonewall Book Awards Ceremony  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, in the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, Riverbend Ballroom.
  • CHICAGO — Brandon West has been named the recipient of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Award for Political Activism. The award will be presented on Monday, June 25, 2018 during the Stonewall Book Awards program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.