Helpful Resources for Supporting Your LGBTQ Community

This is only a selection of resources that might be helpful when looking at ways to support the LGBTQ community. ONLINE AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES Archives of Sexuality and Gender Offers the largest collection of materials available to support the study of gender and sexuality, providing library patrons with unparalleled access to primary sources for information, … Read more

Promote Your Resources

Developing a strong LGBTQ collection is only the beginning. The library must seek out its audience and actively promote available resources, from print and digital resources to programming, education, and events. Bringing resources to those who need them is at the core of every library’s mission, but it is especially challenging with LGBTQ patrons, many … Read more

Have Your LGBTQ Materials Been Challenged?

Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation. Library Bill of Rights, Article I Libraries continue to face challenges from members of … Read more

Pride Month Resources for High School Students

| By Traci Cothran | Last Sunday marked the very first Pride Parade in my small town here in Michigan—it’s a lovely place but one whose history is characterized more by exclusivity than acceptance. It’s wonderful to witness the changes that have occurred, and I was delighted to spy several local school teachers marching alongside … Read more