Fall 2020 ReadsNovember 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
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.
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-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
Homie / Danez Smith
Soft Science / Franny Choi
If They Come for Us / Fatima Ashgar
And check out the Stonewall Book Award winners of 2020, and the 2020 Rainbow Book List too.
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
Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion / Nishta J. Mehra
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
Bloom / Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau
On A Sunbeam / Tillie Walden
Countersexual Manifesto / Paul B. Preciado
Nîtisânak / Lindsay Nixon
When Brooklyn Was Queer / Hugh Ryan
Love and Resistance : Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era
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
Gender Identity Center of Colorado