Broadly defined, the “GLBTQ” community is comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, transitioning, queer and questioning individuals. This population is found in diverse groups of all kinds.
- Open to All: Serving the GLBT Community in Your Library. A toolkit from the American Library Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Additional professional tools available from the GLBTRT.
- ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
- U.S. Census
Articles of Interest
- LGBTQ Healthcare: Building Inclusive Rural Practices. The Rural Monitor, Rural Health Information Hub
- US Supreme Court Rules in favor of nationwide same-sex marriage
Library Conference Presentations with Materials:
- The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities
Archived webinar (May 4, 2017) presented by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Join the fourth webinar in the Inclusive Library series, conducted by Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, to learn best practices on serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services. Slides and handouts with resources provided.
Sex & Gender Identity: An Intro
- ULA Spring 2012: “GLBTQ Patrons Still Matter“
- An Annotated Bibliography of Books, DVDs, and Internet Resources on LGBTQ/TwoSpirit Native Americans and First Nations People
Colleges & Universities
- Idaho Library Association Social Justice Committee LGBTQ Resources
- ALA GLBT Roundtable Professional Tools (Booklists & Resources for Libraries)
- Building Blocks for an LGBTQQ Library Collection
- Gay-Themed Picture Books for Children
Agencies & Organizations: