The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller’s Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.


June is GLBT Book Month™

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 occasion is an opportunity for book lovers and libraries with the very best in GLBT literature.

diversityinya.tumblr.com and www.diversityinya.com

Diversity in YA was founded in 2011 by authors Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo as a website.e

DiversityinYA.com was relaunched in January 2014. Diversity in YA celebrates young adult books about all kinds of diversity, from race to sexual orientation to gender identity and disability.


LGBTQ book reviews.


Website and blog dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ in YA. Begun in April 2011 with the purpose of getting more LGBTQIA+ YA published.


The Rainbow Book List is created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. The Rainbow Book List presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.


GenreQueery is a Tumblr focused on promoting YA genre fiction with QUILTBAG characters,

supporting the people who love to read it, and developing programs and collections in libraries that serve teens.


YA librarian reviewing LGBTQ books.


Reviews of LGBTQ YA books.




Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network http://www.glsen.org

No RI chapter, but there is a MA chapter out of Boston.

Youth Pride, Inc. www.youthprideri.org 43 Westminster Street, Providence

Youth Pride, Inc. was originally founded in the early 90s as a weekly support group called “The Way Out,” a project of the YWCA of Greater Rhode Island. Youth Pride, Inc. offers a drop-in center, workshops and training, a youth food pantry, support groups, individual counseling, and referrals to therapists and other health providers.

Librarians have tried contacting Youth Pride and unfortunately have had no response.

Advocates for Youth www.advocatesforyouth.org

Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. Hosts www.youthresource.org and www.ambientejoven.org en Español, web sites created by and for GLBTQ young people.

The Family Acceptance Project familyproject.sfsu.edu

The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities

Gender Spectrum www.genderspectrum.org

Provides comprehensive training for schools and organizations working with children and teens. Resources include a blog as well as The Lounge, a place for teens, parents, and professionals to connect with one another. The resources page includes a comprehensive list of topics for parents, teens, educators, and health professionals.

It Gets Better Project www.itgetsbetter.org

In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry Miller. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that it does get better.

The Trevor Project www.thetrevorproject.org

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

TGI Network of RI

Incorporated in 2011, TGI Network of Rhode Island is the only statewide organization providing support and advocacy for the TGI community in Rhode Island and surrounding areas.

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