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GLBTRT Blog

  • The end of the year often finds many of us cooking and sharing food. If you are interested in the intersection of food and queer culture, check out these two journals. Jarry celebrates the meeting of food and queer culture, according to a piece in the New York Times. Founded in 2015 by Lukas Volger []
  • Dan is survived by his spouse, Greg Sutphin, his beloved companion of over fifty years. Dan was also involved in major fundraising efforts for the Human Rights Campaign and for Lamba Legal https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-cochranpid=194628525
  • With the holiday season upon us it’s time for RAINBOW gift giving and sharing. We have found some fun places to shop this month while supporting the LGBTQ community. There is a link to a list put out by HuffPost on the best places to purchase LGBTQ owned product lines as well as a link []
  • Queer Teen Drop-in

    The following is an interview with KATHRYN KANIA, Head of Teen Services at Robbins Library in Arlington, MA. What is the title of your program? Queer Teen Drop-in Program or outreach description: Providing a monthly casual hang out with snacks, books, and a small craft for LGBTQIA teens and allies. Describe the planning and promotion []
  • ALA’s Annual Fund

    As we enter the giving season, please consider donating to the Rainbow Round Table, the first professional LGBTQ+ group in the nation, originally known as the Task Force on Gay Liberation, later as GLBTRT and now known as the Rainbow Roundtable. We are in our 50th year! If you donate to the Rainbow Roundtable at []

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GLBTRT News

  • 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.