June 27, 2017

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Debut Author Sarah Prager on LGBTQ History for Teens

Prager’s Queer, There, and Everywhere celebrates LGBTQ history-makers, from Frida Kahlo to Harvey Milk.

“You’re In the Wrong Bathroom!” | Professional Shelf

The authors of a new book confront pervasive misinformation on transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

National School Climate Survey results about LGBTQ students’ experiences in school

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, released its biennial National School Climate Survey, which documents the experiences of LGBTQ students from across the country, in mid December 2016. The good news is that things have improved slightly from their 2013 survey. The bad news is that it’s still really ugly out there. 174 page […]

Educators Respond to the Federal Repeal of Transgender Bathroom Protection

Librarians and teachers, as well as government and school district officials, have spoken out against the revocation and vowed support for all students.

New York City’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program a Growing Success

The groundbreaking initiative is bringing authors into schools to talk openly with students about their work.

Banning the Ban On LGBTQ Filters in Libraries

A California congressman’s goal is to make sure LGBTQ sites aren’t blocked on computers at public schools and libraries—where students source information not just for classwork, but for themselves.

LGBTQ and College Bound | College Ready

These seniors have particular concerns about safety and acceptance. Here’s how librarians are supporting them.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Hostile School Environments the Norm for LGBTQ Youth, Says GLSEN Report

A recent report released by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network found that hostile school environments have adverse academic and social effects on LGBTQ youth.

LGBTQ & You: How to Support Your Students

School librarians can provide pivotal support for LGBTQ teens by just being there.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Massachusetts Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Law to Protect LGBT Students

Massachusetts is the 17th state to pass anti-bullying legislation to protect LGBT students with Governor Deval Patrick signing the bill into law on April 24.

8,000 Schools to Join ‘Day of Silence’ on April 11, Protesting LGBTQ Student Harassment

Hundreds of thousands of students will take a vow of silence on Friday, April 11, to raise awareness of the silencing impact of bullying, name calling, and harassment of LGBTQ youth in schools.

Ezra Jack Keats Grants; Win a Wireless Lab; Celebrate Kindness | News Bites

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers minigrants. Kent State SLIS plans a course in Denmark. CDW-G, Discovery Education launch the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network celebrates No Name-Calling Week. Grants are available for Día programs with an African American focus.