No One is “The Other”

| By Gale Staff | Your library’s role in supporting LGBTQ members in your community starts by establishing a climate of trust. This is is a crucial aspect of what libraries do best: provide a sanctuary where all people can feel they belong and no one is “the other.” Author Camille Perri told Publishers Weekly, … Read more

A Community at Risk

LGBTQ Safe Space

| By Gale Staff | According to UCLA’s Williams Institute, 4 percent of America’s population identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. That is approximately thirteen million people—a minority far too large to ignore—and this vast community is at risk. The need for libraries to provide safe havens for LGBTQ persons is made clear by … Read more