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Library Features Book Display for LGBT Pride Month 2010

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride (LGBT) Month. You can find the link to President Obama's proclamation here. The history of the observance goes back to 2000, the year President Bill Clinton declared June to be "Gay and Lesbian Pride Month" on June 2. Historically, June coincides with the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which are viewed as the launching point of the gay liberation movement in the United States. The observance is recognizes the impact Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals have had on the world, and thus we are taking some time time highlight some items in our collections that may be of interest to our patrons in order to learn more. As a side note, LGBT Pride Month is different than LGBT History Month, which happens in October. LGBT History Month is observed in the United States as well as the United Kingdom, and it coincides with National Coming Out Day, which happens on October 11. The following is the list of books we have chosen to display this year. We included a few selections in Young Adult fiction to highlight some recent acquisitions in that area that represent a good sample of books that deal with LGBT issues and youth. The books' call numbers are included, and they are usually shelved in the General Collection (third floor) unless otherwise noted. As always, if you see a book in the display case you want, feel free to come to the Circulation Desk and request it. We will be happy to open the case and let you check out the book. We want people to read the books, and we do have some extra books standing by "to fill any gaps" in the display. If you find any of these books during the month of June in the library catalog, and the catalog says it is checked out, it means it is "checked out" to the display case. Again, feel free to ask for it.
  • Bauer, Marion Dane, ed., Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence. CML Young Adult Fiction A7488.
  • Bechdel, Alison, Fun Home: A Tragicomic. PN6727.B3757 Z46 2006.
  • Chauncey, George, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940. HQ76.2 .U52 N53 1994 (this is one was in the New Book Shelf at the time of writing).
  • Driver, Susan, ed., Queer Youth Cultures. HQ76.27 .Y68 Q44 2008.
  • Estes, Steve, Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out. UB418 .G38 E77 2007.
  • Faderman, Lillian, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America. HQ75.6 .U5 F33 1991.
  • Faderman, Lillian, Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present. HQ75.5 .F33 1994.
  • Fetner, Tina, How the Religious Right Shaped Lesbian and Gay Activism. HQ76.8 .U5 F48 2008.
  • Garden, Nancy, Annie on My Mind. CML Young Adult Fiction G2186AN.
  • Hartinger, Brent, Geography Club. CML Young Adult Fiction H3296GE.
  • Heron, Ann, Two Teenagers in 20: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth. CML Dewey 305.906 T9745.
  • Huegel, Kelly, GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens. HQ76.25 .H84 2003.
  • Jennings, Kevin, Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter. HQ76.25 .J37 2003.
  • Kerr, M.E., Deliver Us from Evie. CML Young Adult Fiction K41DE.
  • Maran, Meredith and Angela Watrous, eds., 50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality: the Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors-- or Yourself. HQ76.8 .U5 A15 2005.
  • Miller, Neil, Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. HQ76.25 .M56 2006.
  • Rimmerman, Craig A., The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation. HQ76.8 .U6 R58 2008.
  • Stoehr, Wendy, Tomorrow Wendy: A Love Story. CML Young Adult Fiction S8718TO.
  • Striker, Susan, Transgender History. HQ77.9 .S77 2008.
  • Winfield, Liz, Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace: Creating an Inclusive, Productive Environment for Everyone in Your Organization. HD6285 .W56 2005.
Published by root on 08 Jun

Comments

I sure hope it encourages folks to check out those books! I didn't see any kids books though. Does the library still carry "Heather Has Two Mommies" in the children's section? I read that during the banned-book readout several years back.

Samantha: Yes, we do still have "Heather Has Two Mommies" and a few other children's books that explore LGBT issues and families. You can always locate them via the library catalog, or you can ask one of us. We chose to put in a selection of YA fiction this time, but we'll keep the children selections in mind next time around. Thanks for stopping by. Best.

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