Services to LGBTQ+ Patrons

Recent Adult Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

See All Recent Adult Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

Recent Teen Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

See All Recent Teen Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

Recent Juvenile Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

See All Recent Juvenile Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

Recent Picture Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

See All Recent Picture Books with LGBTQ+ Representation

These booklist are updated approximately every summer & winter. Last updated: December 2021

Information & Learning Resources

Alberta Research Portal -- gain access to the Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives -- they collect and maintain information related to LGBTQ2+ life in Canada.

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Toolkit -- a toolkit from The 519 to support implementing institutional and social change.

Every Class in Every School -- a report from Egale Canada Human Rights Trust evaluating homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in Canadian schools.

GLAAD Glossary of Terms -- glossary of terms with explanations, terms to avoid, and information on defamatory language.

GSA Advisor Handbook -- compiled by the National Association of GSA on how to make a safe spaces.

GSA Network -- a website dedicated to organize and mobilize LGBTQ and allies to make safer and healthier schools and communities.

Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms -- glossary of terms with explanations.

It Gets Better -- thousands of videos with messages of hope for LGBT youth.

LGBT Rights: Climbing the Judicial Steps to Equality -- paper by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre which includes a history of LGBT rights in Alberta. 

Library Service to Special Population Children & Caregivers: A Toolkit for Librarians and Library Workers (2015) from Association for Library Service to Children 

Northreach Society -- provides education to community groups, schools, agency staff, organizations and businesses with a focus on: HIV; Viral Hepatitis; Sexual Health/ STIs; Contraception; Harm Reduction; Sex Trade; Gender and Sexual Diversity; Street Drugs; and Naloxone and Overdose Awareness.

Open to All: Serving the GLBT Community in Your Library -- toolkit from the ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. 

PFLAG Canada -- Canada’s only national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Youthsafe.net -- provides links to information and resources, in Alberta, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people and allies. The website is focused on services for youth and young adults.

Homosaurus -- An international LGBTQ+ linked data controlled vocabulary.

Podcasts

Chosen Family -- A pair of Montreal comedians have conversations with well known and up-and-coming creators

Queery with Cameron Esposito -- Hour-long conversations between Cameron Esposito and guests to explore identity, personality, and the shifting matrix of gender, sexuality, and civil rights.

Sounds Fake But Okay -- A podcast hosted by an aromantic asexual girl and a demisexual straight girl talking about love, relationships, sexuality, and things they don't understand.

They & Us -- Join host Faith Fundal as they navigate the world of preferred pronouns, trans rights and the quest to be recognized for who they are.

Collection Development Resources

Bi Pan Library -- a media archive dedicated to hands-on interaction with bi/pan/m-spec resources such as books and podcasts.

Building and Maintaining LGBTQ+ Picture Book Collections Toolkit

Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) -- identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world.

LGBTQ Reads -- A site dedicated to promoting curated LGBTQIAP+ literature for all ages.

Over the Rainbow Book Lists -- annual bibliographies of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content for adult patrons compiled by the ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table.

Rainbow Book Lists -- annual bibliographies of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content for youth patrons compiled by the ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. 

Reads Rainbow -- a blog dedicated to LGBTQ media

Stonewall Book Awards -- the first and most enduring award for GLBT books, sponsored by the ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table.

Ten titles for a Basic Non-Fiction GLBT Collection

Last updated: 13 December 2021