ALA Introduces GLBT Book Month

GLBT Book Month June 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen June as GLBT Book Month™. Every year at this time they will host a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

It was in June 1969 that the Stonewall riots occurred in New York City, with members of the gay community demonstrating brave resistance to police harassment. This event mobilized a gay pride movement and began the fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

The Benedictine library book catalog includes a number of books on GLBT topics (both print and ebooks), including:

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America, published in 2004. (eReference)

This is a three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, published in 2006. (eReference)

This reference focuses on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents—speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art—as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, 2006

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