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American Library Association's 2010 Rainbow Project Bibliography: Go to: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/rainbow/bibliographies.cfm

American Library Association's GLBT Roundtable Summer 2010 Newsletter: Go to: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/news/newsletters/10Summer.pdf

A Bibliography: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Education by Tracy Phariss of GLSEN Colorado, available on line: http://www.glsenco.org -- click on “bibliography” and then “table of contents”

Challenging Silence, Challenging Censorship: Inclusive Resources, Strategies and Policy Directives for Addressing Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans-Identified and Two-Spirited Realities in School and Public libraries. Authors: Dr. Alvin Schrader & Kristopher Wells, University of Alberta with a foreword by noted Canadian author and media personality, Bill Richardson (who is also a former public librarian). This book is designed as a professional and practical resource to help educational leaders and policymakers within K-12 teaching (teachers, administrators, counselors, and teacher librarians), together with public librarians and other community stakeholders, to learn more about how they can take action to challenge and positively change the educational conditions and social climate for bisexual, gay, lesbian, trans-identified, and two-spirited (BGLTT) youth and for children from same-gender parented families. Available in French and English and can be purchased online - see page 3 of this catalog: http://www.ctf-fce.ca/Documents/publications/CTF_PublicationBrochure.pdf  (pdf format)

Children's Books that Break Gender Role Stereotypes (March 2003), Teaching and Learning about Early Literacy, from the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Beyond the Journal, by Lisen C. Roberts and Heather T. Hill, lists books that can be used to address gender stereotypes. This resource is available on the Web at http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200303/Books4Children.pdf  (pdf format)

Coping with Challenges: Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Challenges to Library Materials: from the American Association of School Librarians. Website: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/challengeslibrarymaterials/copingwithchallenges/strategiestips/#schoollib

The Elliott Bay Book Company is located in Seattle. Phone: 206-624-6600 (in Seattle) or Toll Free: 800-962-5311. They do mail orders. They offer a teacher/school/librarian discount with valid school, WEA [or another educators' association] or other identification. Email: orders@elliottbaybook.com; Or purchase a book on-line here: http://www.elliottbaybook.com 

Intellectual Freedom & Social Responsibility - in School Libraries in Canada, the journal of The Canadian Association for School Libraries http://www.cla.ca/casl/slic/vol24issue4.html which includes: Queer Perspectives on Social Responsibility in Canadian Schools and Libraries: Analysis and Resources by Alvin M. Schrader and Kristopher Wells; a book review of The Sissy Duckling; and more. http://www.cla.ca/casl/slic/244queerperspectives.html

Find OUT! - a list of books and other materials at the San Francisco Public Library related to the topic of gender and sexual orientation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning teens. http://sfpl.org/sfplonline/teen/booklists/findout.htm

Guidelines for Identifying Bias in Curriculum and Materials: from the Safe Schools Coalition. This two sided poster/handout looks at stereotypes, language, omission, exclusion and perspective. http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/identifyingbias.html 

The Last Taboo: Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Law in Canadian Libraries: handouts by Alvin M. Schrader, PhD; Canadian Library Association; Ottawa, June 2006. He writes about the social responsibilities and legal obligations of librarians and trustees in Canada to address changing realities, exploring library policy issues of services and access to print and Web resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning Canadians, especially Canadian youth with limited resources. http://www.cla.ca/resources/cla2006/Presentations/Schrader_Last_Taboo.pdf  (pdf format)

Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults by Frances Ann Day, Greenwood Press, 2000, $35.00; ISBN: 0-313-31162-5; Phone: 800-225-5800; Website: http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/GR1162.aspx 

The Library Worker's Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources: http://library.auraria.edu/libq

Pinkbooks: books and resources about gay and lesbian teenagers and young people, created by a student working on a Master of Arts in Writing and Literature. http://www.pinkbooks.com 

Portland Public Schools Sexual Diversity Bibliographies: These are actually six lists of district-approved books: fiction and non-fiction for elementary, middle and high schools. Developed by the Education subcommittee of the Portland Public Schools' Sexual Diversity Committee. Updated Spring, 1998. No Charge. Contact person: Stevie Newcomer, 531 SE 14th, Portland, Oregon 97214; Phone: 503-916-5260; Email: snewcome@pps.k12.or.us

Rainbow Project Bibliography - created by The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/rainbow/bibliographies.cfm

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association is committed to serving the information needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered professional library community, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered information and access needs of individuals at large. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/

Reaching Out: Library Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth: 2004. A film by Lynne Barnes. 16 minutes ($20 US, DVD or VHS) Order from lynneword@hotmail.com

Recommended LGBT-Positive Titles for BC Schools: a list of recommended books and resources by Glen Hansman, Vancouver BC School Board Antihomophobia & Diversity Consultant. Addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues that schools are encouraged to have in their collection. All of these are suitable for classroom and library use to address the prescribed learning outcomes in Personal Planning K-7, Language Arts, Social Studies, Health & Career Education K-7 and 8-9, Planning 10 – or any effort to make your school a affirming space for all students, staff, and families.
http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/VancouverBCSchoolBoardRECOMMENDED-LGBTbooks02006.pdf (pdf format)

Seattle Public Library: "Whether you're gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, or still questioning, we have a book (or two) for you." Updated 12/09. Fiction & Non-Fiction. 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1109; Young Adult Department, Phone: 206-386-4660: Website: http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=audience_teens_bmm_readinglist&cid=1144696186210

Seattle Public Schools' Elementary and Secondary (sexual diversity) Bibliographies. These two lists of recommended books were created by Seattle Public Schools' Schools Are For Everyone, a committee advisory to the "Creating Safe Schools for Sexual Minorities" program. Selection of these books was based on topic, age and developmental appropriateness with priority given to those which had received awards from mainstream organizations. A selection of books for the professional collection is also included to enhance staff and parent knowledge on gay, lesbian and bi families." No Charge. Contact person: Lisa Love, Phone: 206-252-0982, Email: LLove@seattleschools.org  

Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to World War II: R. Aldrich and G. Wotherspoon, ed., 2001. ISBN: 0415159822. Library journal says, "This is a scholarly alternative to more celebratory or localized works." New York: Routledge. $31.95

Bookstores and Publishers:

Alyson Publications: http://www.alyson.com/  

The Publishing Triangle: http://www.publishingtriangle.org/

Print Magazines, Journals

The Advocate: Probably the most widely read biweekly gay and lesbian newsmagazine. The Advocate, Customer Service, P.O. Box 541, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0541; Phone: 800-827-0561; Website: http://www.advocate.com 

Dykes, Disability and Stuff: Quarterly newsletter devoted to the health and disability concerns of lesbians. Individuals send $12-25 (sliding scale) with your name and address. Organizations, $25-50. Specify preferred format: standard print, large print, audio cassette, Braille, DOS diskette or modem transfer. P.O. Box 8773, Madison, WI 53708; Email: catherine-odette@juno.com

Gay Parent Magazine: Bimonthly magazine for lesbians and gay men who are or wish to be parents. $18./yr: P.O. Box 750852, Forest Hills, New York 11375-0852; Phone: 718-997-0392; Website: http://www.gayparentmag.com 

Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, an international quarterly of research, policy and practice edited by James T. Sears, PhD and published by Haworth Press. More info and subscriptions: http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J367

Proud Parenting Magazine: Bimonthly magazine for today's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents - and their families. Proud Parent Inc. PO Box 8272, Van Nuys, CA 91499-4028; Phone: 800-256-8519, outside US: 818-909-0048; Website: http://www.proudparenting.com 

QV Magazine: Bimonthly Gay Latino men’s journal promotes self-acceptance and self-esteem to its younger readers by showing positive reflections of the gay Latino community. PO Box 9700, Long Beach, CA 90810; Phone: 818-766-0023; Website: http://www.qvmagazine.com 

Rethinking Schools: Quarterly magazine about educating for social justice. It is not focused on sexual diversity or homophobia, but occasional articles address the issues. Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212; Phone: 1-800-669-4192; Website: http://www.rethinkingschools.org 

Teaching Tolerance: Free semi-annual magazine contains concrete ideas to help teachers foster respect. Not focused on sexual diversity or homophobia, but some articles address the issues. Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104. Phone: 334-264-0286, Website: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/index.jsp

Transgender Tapestry: Quarterly magazine for  trans readers, addressing issues from medical and psychological care to family and partner issues. Available in print and online. IFGE, PO Box 540229, Waltham, MA 02454-0229; Phone: 781-894-8340; Website: http://www.ifge.org/tgmag/tgmagtop.htm

The Trikone Magazine: Quarterly magazine for “queer people of South Asian heritage.” contains articles, interviews, features, poetry, personal stories, art, essays and more. $12.95/yr. P.O. Box 21354-WWW, San Jose, CA 95151-1354; Phone: 408-270-8776; Website: http://www.trikone.org/subscribe.shtml 

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