Category Archives: new items

MORE New Stuff: New DVDs

Last week, I shared some of my favorites that we just added to our collection.  Well this week, we got some MORE new materials, including a Cinderella retelling–Ash by Malinda Lo–and a parenting memoir chronicling the journey of raising a … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: New Books!

Picture it: yesterday afternoon. A big box is delivered full of bright, shiny, new materials for the library.  They all had the new smelling book smell. You know that smell? It was like Christmas came early. At least, I thought … Continue reading

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The Gay & Lesbian Review has Arrived!

We have received our first issue of The Gay & Lesbian Review! This bi-monthly magazine provides a forum for discussing issues and ideas that are important and interesting to the LGBT community. Topics covered in this magazine broadly include history, … Continue reading

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Book of the Week – Safe Spaces: Making Schools and Communities Welcoming to LBGT Youth

“What image comes to mind when you think about a safe or welcoming space? Is it an inclusive classroom environment, affirming community organization, or loving home? No matter what your image, it likely does not include fear, hate, or exclusion.” … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week – Mosquita y Mari

Mosquita y Mari tells the story of two teen Chicanas growing up in Los Angeles. The girls are best friends, but slowly their friendship develops into romantic affection and sexual attraction.  Each must find a way to balance her new-found … Continue reading

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Book of the Week – Skim

This graphic novel, released in 2008 to overwhelming critically praise, tells the story of Skim, a Japanese-Canadian girl attending a Catholic school in the early ‘90s.  It’s a simultaneously funny and sad coming-of-age tale, full of all the struggles of … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week – Hit & Miss (TV series)

American indie actress Chloe Sevigny stars in this stylish yet spare British television series about Mia, a contract killer who is also a transgender woman.  Action and domestic drama mix when Mia must find a way to balance her life … Continue reading

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Book of the Week – First Spring Grass Fire

Transgender indie singer-songwriter Rae Spoon’s first novel is memoir-esque in its intimacy and candidness, and with its powerful revelations of a life.  The young narrator grows up queer in the urban wilds of Calgary, in a conservative Christian family headed … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week – Plan B

A small, quiet, slice-of-life indie film from Argentine director Marco Berger, Plan B follows two young men–Bruno and Pablo–as their relationship moves from friendship to romance.  The title concerns the conceit of the film: Bruno seeks revenge on the girl … Continue reading

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Book of the Week — Gay Bar: The Fabulous, True Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s

In 1950s and ‘60s Los Angeles, Helen Branson, then 60-something years old, owned and operated a bar for homosexual men.  This was before the game-changing Stonewall riots, and during a time when the men who patronized bars like Helen’s were … Continue reading

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