Que(e)ry News

Fall 2020 Reads

November 17, 2020

Need some books for cozy nights at home? Gift ideas for the holiday season? Here are a few recent and forthcoming books that have caught our eyes. What's on your list? Send us your recommendations to add here, and see our list from the spring below, too. Look for these titles at your local libraries and independent bookstores!


  • You Exist Too Much / Zaina Arafat

  • King and the Dragonflies / Kacen Callender

  • Bestiary / K-Ming Chang

  • Butter Honey Pig Bread / Francesca Ekwuyasi

  • Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel : Stories / Julian K. Jarboe

  • The Prophets / Robert Jones, Jr. (available Jan. 5, 2021)

  • The Thirty Names of Night / Zeyn Joukhadar

  • Little Fish / Casey Plett

  • Let's Get Back to the Party / Zak Salih (available February 16, 2021)

  • Cemetery Boys / Aiden Thomas

  • Memorial / Bryan Washington

  • Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

  • The Tensorate series / Neon Yang (books 1-4)


  • Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through : An Essay / T. Fleischmann

  • The Groom Will Keep His Name / Matt Ortile

  • Dirty River : A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home / Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  • One Life : a memoir / Megan Rapinoe

  • The Best of Me / David Sedaris

  • Spellbound : A Graphic Memoir / Bishakh Som

  • Heaven / Emerson Whitney

  • XOXY : A Memoir / Kimberly M. Zieselman


  • Bareback Nightfall / Joshua Escobar

  • Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry / edited by Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme

  • Feed / Tommy Pico

  • Devil's Lake / Sarah M. Sala

  • We Want It All : An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics / edited by Andrea Abi-Karam & Kay Gabriel


June 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:

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.

That party was a fundraiser for the Tom of Finland Foundation Archives, and the Lesbian Herstory Archives. Since then, we've raised over $20,000 for them and other queer libraries and archives!

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-19

March 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:




And check out the Stonewall Book Award winners of 2020, and the 2020 Rainbow Book List too.

Que(e)ry Summer Reads 2019

June 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?



Graphic Novels/Comics


Site migration

December 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 Denver

January 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

Ongoing Events:

Friday-Monday: 7-10am: EveryLibrary Stacks for the Stacks Pancake Fundraiser

Local resources:

Terry Mangan Library, GLBT Community Center, Denver

It Takes A Village Colorado

Gender Identity Center of Colorado

Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in Denver

See our older posts at queeryparty.tumblr.com