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GLBTRT Blog

  • Friday Funny

    In honor of ALA Annual next week, heres a photo from the 1971 conference held in Dallas, TX. Librarians Get To Kiss A Homosexual!
  • Id like to invite attendees to wear rainbows on Friday, June 21 during the annual conference to show support for LGBTQ+ rights. There will be a limited number of rainbow pins at the registration area too. We want to commemorate historical efforts from Stonewall 50 anniversary, the Comptons Cafeteria Riots in San Francisco and other []
  • LGBTQIA+ World News

    Indian athlete outs herself; Lesbian couple assaulted in London; Gay Israelis get married (symbolically). No one can live without love: athlete Dutee Chand, Indias LGBT trailblazer Lesbian Couple Assaulted After Refusing to Kiss on London Bus Gay Israelis hold mass wedding to campaign for same-sex unions
  • While other cities around the world are celebrating Pride with special emphasis on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, LA pride is billing this years celebration as, …a free block party of entertainment, vendors, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, rides, attractions, beer gardens and more…, with no mention of Stonewall in any of the publicity material. This op-ed []
  • Yesterday (June 3, 2019), the blog from the New York Public Library shared a beautiful post highlighting eight of their staff members and books that were, a transformative part of their LGBTQ experience. Check out their post, in honor of pride month, at the link below! https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/06/03/lgbtq-journeys

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GLBTRT News

  • 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.
  • 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.