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Over the Rainbow: June is GLBT Book Month

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Starting in 2015, the American Library Association will mark GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Originally established in the early 1990s by “The Publishing Triangle” as National Lesbian and Gay Book Month, this celebration was created to increase the recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender writing. The month of June was selected in honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City, in which the gay community’s brave resistance to police harassment kick-started the gay pride movement in the United States. GLBT Book Month will be celebrated by libraries, bookstores, publishers and bibliophiles everywhere.

To get a list of 78 of the best GLBT titles published recently, go to the 2015 Over the Rainbow List: 78 LGBT Books for Adult Readers.

For books for kids check out the 2015 Rainbow List Books for Children and Teens.

And don’t forget that the Nevins Library hosts a GLBT Book Group that meets monthly from September to June. For more information on this group check the Book Groups page on our website.


Author: Krista

I have been the Director of the Nevins Library since 1992. I love the Nevins Library, books, reading, knitting, and reading some more!

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