JuneteenthJune 19, 2020
Happy Juneteenth! We honor the historic and ongoing fight for Black Freedom.
Here are a few resources we'd like to highlight today:
Juneteenth Book Fest, a series of videos released today, celebrating Black American stories and the people behind them. We're especially excited for the "Queer and Black, On and Off the Page" panel discussion, with authors Julian Winters, Claire Kann, Roya Marsh, Candice Iloh, and Ashley Woodfolk, and moderated by Leah Johnson.
Juneteenth Syllabus by Kenja McCray and Jasmin C. Howard
Crowdsourced Map of Black-Owned Bookstores by Subway Book Review
We have added these resources to our own Black Lives Matter Library Resource List which we are continuously updating.
Happy Tenth Birthday, Que(e)ry!June 18, 2020
Que(e)ry's first event took place 10 years ago today, on June 18, 2010, at Blackout Bar in Brooklyn. Sadly, the bar has since closed, but you can check out some pictures of the party on Flickr.
While the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago was cancelled, we do look forward to celebrating with you in person whenever we can!
Update on COVID-19March 15, 2020
We hope you're taking care of yourselves and each other during these difficult times! Check out Libraries Resists' Health and Pandemic Page containing information and resources for libraries' responding to COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus, and the latest information from the CDC and WHO.
If you're looking for something to read while staying home, check out our list of queer reads from last summer; and here are a few more recent or upcoming titles that caught our eyes:
This Town Sleeps / Dennis E. Staples
Confessions of the Fox / Jordy Rosenberg
Real Life / Brandon Taylor
America is Not the Heart / Elaine Castillo
Frankissstein / Jeanette Winterson
Fiebre Tropical / Juliana Delgado Lopera
I Know You Know Who I Am / Peter Kispert
Here For It / R. Eric Thomas
Something That May Shock and Discredit You / Daniel Mallory Ortberg
A Year Without a Name / Cyrus Grace Dunham
In the Dream House / Carmen Maria Machado
Que(e)ry Summer Reads 2019June 4, 2019
Happy Pride Month! Here are some queer reads we're excited to check out this summer. What do you have in your beach bags?
How We Fight for Our Lives / Saeed Jones
I'm Afraid of Men / Vivek Shraya
Sissy : A Coming of Gender Story / Jacob Tobia
Unbecoming / Anurahda Bhagwati
Evolution / Eileen Myles
Live Oak, With Moss / Walt Whitman ; illustrated by Brian Selznick
The Year of Blue Water / Yanyi
Don't Call Us Dead / Danez Smith
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous / Ocean Vuong
The Lost Coast / Amy Rose Capetta
The Great Believers / Rebecca Makkai
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl / Andrea Lawlor
I'm Open to Anything / William E. Jones
Disoriental / Négar Djavadi ; translated by Tina Kover
Sketchtasy / Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Countersexual Manifesto / Paul B. Preciado
Nîtisânak / Lindsay Nixon
When Brooklyn Was Queer / Hugh Ryan
Site migrationDecember 4, 2018
Que(e)ry has hosted its main website queeryparty.org on Tumblr since 2010 but recently found our site had been terminated without warning or explanation. It was restored, thankfully. But now, even before Tumblr's revised policy on adult content goes into effect December 17, we already notice a number of our posts incorrectly flagged as explicit or "adult," evidently because they contain LGBTQ-themed content. Both as queers and as information professionals, we recognize that every online platform we use comes with problems, but we no longer feel that Tumblr is a responsible or reliable home for our site. Both the new policies and the algorithmic methods for enforcing them are misguided and will especially impact the queer and trans folk, fetish and fandom communities, sex workers, and other marginalized groups who have used Tumblr as a tool for expression, activism, community, and livelihood. Also, we don't want to risk losing our content again, should Tumblr decide to terminate our account or delete posts.
Thank you for your patience while we migrate as much of our content as possible off of Tumblr. (We will not be migrating reblogs of other people's content). All of our (unflagged) content is all still there at http://queeryparty.tumblr.com/ (for now). You can also view our Tumblr site as preserved on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine (most recently captured on November 30, 2018).
ALA midwinter in DenverJanuary 2018
Going to ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver? We sadly don't have a Que(e)ry party planned, but check out these events and resources:
Friday, Feb 9:
7:30-9:00pm: Feminist Task Force Meeting, CCC#110
Sunday, Feb 11:
1-2:30pm: Trans intersectionality discussion group, CCC #711
1-2:30pm: Building GLBTRT Archive and Planning GLBTRT Jubilee, CCC #106
3:30-5:30: ALA President’s Program: Are Libraries Neutral? CCC Ballroom 2/3
4-4:50: We Need Diverse Books: To Niche or Not to Niche? Shelving Diverse Books, PopTop Stage, Exhibit Hall
6:30-9:30pm: GLBTRT Social and Stonewall Adult Award Winner Announcement, Blush & Blu Bar
Friday-Monday: 7-10am: EveryLibrary Stacks for the Stacks Pancake Fundraiser
Terry Mangan Library, GLBT Community Center, Denver