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From private collection to lending library: Quatrefoil grows as resource for LGBT community

“Rainbow flags hang prominently in the windows of the Quatrefoil Library on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Housed on the ground floor of a residential building, the library is open on weekends and weeknights, and run entirely by volunteers. Kathy Robbins has been the head librarian for 15 years. “I became a librarian in real life, and I’m a lesbian, so it seemed like a perfect fit,” she said.” (via Minnesota Public Radio News)

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Gay FAU Student Says School Library Refused to Help Because He Looks Like a Woman

“A Florida Atlantic University student claims that he was turned away by the school’s library because he looks and acts like a woman. The student, Abdul Asquith, says that he needed to check out a laptop for school work on Wednesday. But, he says, the librarian turned him down because his student ID says he’s a male, but that he “sounds, looks, and acts” like a girl. Asquithm who is gay, says he does at times wear clothing that could be identified for woman. But at the time he was trying to check out the laptop, he was wearing a FAU hoodie. He was also wearing shorts, and had his hair pulled back.” (via Broward Palm Beach New Times)

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The History of the LGBT Family Equality Movement to be Preserved at Yale University Library Archives

“Family Equality Council, the national organization that represents the three million parents in America who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and their six million children today announced an agreement to deed all historical materials related to the organization and its role in the LGBT family equality movement to Yale University. The agreement ensures the preservation of more than thirty years of materials related to the founding, growth and expansion of Family Equality Council and documents the organization’s ongoing efforts to advance equality for families with parents who are LGBT.” (via Yale University Library News)

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MARBL expands LGBT collections

“The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University has launched a concerted effort to expand its collection of historically significant lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) materials, particularly as they relate to Atlanta, its history, and its response to the AIDS crisis. “Our focus is on collecting materials that document LGBT history, culture, politics, and community well-being and public health,” says Randy Gue, curator of MARBL’s Modern Political and Historical Collections.” (via Robert W. Woodruff Library)

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Beyond Visible: LGBT Characters In Graphic Novels

“OK, yes: To gay comics fans like me, DC Comics’ decision to hire an anti-gay activist like Orson Scott Card to write Superman — an iconic character who exists to represent humanity’s noblest ideals of justice and compassion — is deeply dispiriting. But it doesn’t change the fact that today’s mainstream superhero comics contain more LGBT characters than ever. Surely this is a good (if, let’s agree, weirdly specific) thing. After all, superheroes remain the comics medium’s dominant genre, and having the characters who populate that genre more closely resemble those of us who populate the world at large must count as progress.”

via NPR

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