LGBTQ+ Resources to Explore
"The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. " [Source]
Below are a few of the most recent Stonewall Book Award winners available at our Library.
Based on data from the Movement Advancement Project, this map of the United States highlights state laws regarding LGBTQ employment rights as those rights stood just prior to late June 2020, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision making job discrimination against LGBTQ people illegal. [Source]
The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series brings respected leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of creative fields direct to your screen of choice with the support of the University of Michigan, Detroit Public Television and PBS Books.
Clyde Petersen: Alternate Realities, Intentional Histories and Queer Survival Clyde Petersen is a Seattle-based artist working in film, animation, music, installation, and spectacle. A proud member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle, Petersen’s work explores identity and narrative form. Petersen’s autobiographical stop-motion animated feature film Torrey Pines, a queer punk coming-of-age tale, premiered in October 2016 and toured the world with a live score. Petersen is also the leader of Your Heart Breaks, an internationally touring queercore punk band founded in 1998, and the host of the internet film series Boating with Clyde. His work has been featured around the world in museums, galleries, and other venues. Petersen is currently working on two new feature films and has a solo exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum titled Merch and Destroy, featuring a life-size Ford Econoline van built entirely out of cardboard and a series of fantasy guitars. Presented with support from the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Institute for the Humanities.
Mx. Justin Vivian Bond: Tango Backwards and in High Heels Singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond is an Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner. V has written, directed and starred in numerous performances including Christmas Spells and the GLAAD nominated show Lustre. As one-half of the Performance duo Kiki and Herb, Bond has toured the world headlining at Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Film credits include Shortbus, Fancy’s Persuasion and Imaginary Heroes. Television appearances include Ugly Betty and Late Night With Conan O’Brian. With support from the Spectrum Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, the Institute for the Humanities and the University Musical Society (UMS). This lecture took place on November 17, 2011 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.
Zanele Muholi: Bathini A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi explores black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities and politics in contemporary South Africa. For her series “Faces and Phases” (2006-11), Muholi created more than 200 portraits of South Africa’s lesbian community. The images challenge the stigma surrounding gays and lesbians in South Africa, debunk the common rhetoric that homosexuality is un-African, and address the preponderance of hate crimes against homosexuals in her native country. Bathini is a Zulu expression meaning 'What are they saying?' in English which is the question that is ever asked when a black lesbian is 'curatively' raped and murdered. With support from the Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG) and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.
Dr. Kate Stone: Sensory Experiences Dr. Kate Stone has spent the last decade on a journey of discovery from the world of science to creative design. Her focus on moving electrons eventually led to the creation of her groundbreaking company, Novalia, where she has developed a new technology platform to create products that are a delightful blend of being magical, old fashioned and futuristic. Dr. Stone believes the future will look more like the past than the present due to our natural mix of nostalgia and futuristic stargazing. At Novalia, she and her team use ordinary printing presses to manufacture interactive electronics, which combine touch-sensitive ink technology and printed circuits into unique and cost-effective products. Most recently she and her team have created experiences for large brands as part of advertising campaigns, working with Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Bud Light, Hershey’s and IKEA. They are presently working on a children’s toy called Touchscape: a board game-like surface that connects to Amazon’s Alexa. Dr. Stone is from the UK, however she now lives in Woodstock, New York and has a degree in electronics from Salford University and PhD in physics from Cambridge University but believes the most useful things she learnt in life were discovered during her travels through Australia and Asia and in particular working on a sheep farm in the Australian outback. Stone sees herself as a "creative scientist," blending art and science to create startling fusions of new and old technology. In addition to her work with Novalia, Stone is a member of the Editors Code of Practice committee. Dr. Stone asks us to consider: what future world do we want build to live in? What is our mind? Do we need technology at all? How can we build resilience into our everyday life?
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than thirty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history.
St. Johns River State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of St. Johns River State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).