The Gay and Lesbian Interests Round Table (GLIRT) of the Art Libraries Society of North America has established an electronic list for matters of interest to the group. Though only subscribers may submit messages (this is looser control than moderation), I asked the list if they would allow requests from GLC members who might welcome the help of a bunch of queer librarians. The answer was yes. If you have a queer art research question and would like our help, please send a message to email@example.com or Ray Anne Lockard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll see to it that your question gets on GLIRT-L and that any responses are forwarded to you.
“Lesbian conneXion/s” is an international traveling lesbian photo exhibition with the theme: lesbian lifes, lifestyles and visibility. They are looking for venues, after first being shown in Amsterdam during the Gay Games and then in Ghent, Belgium in March 1999. For more info, contact
Lesbian ConneXion/s Vlaanderen
H. Corbeelplein 4/2
3012 Wilsele-Leuven, Belgium
The exhibition is also present on the Lesbian History Project site mainted by Yolanda Retter at http://www-lib.usc.edu/~retter/photo1.htm
Belarus Lambda League is looking for partner organizations around the world and would be grateful for any new and old gay magazines and books for establishing the first library for gays and lesbians in the Republic of Belarus. Contact
P.O. Box 23
220006 Minsk, Belarus
Coda International Tours was founded in 1998 to meet the needs of educated and well-traveled gay men who are looking for an intelligent alternative to what the gay travel market is currently offering. One of our main goals is to advance the historical and cultural accomplishments of gay men and women. Each of our trips is accompanied by a featured guest lecturer chosen from academia or from the art or scientific world. We are looking for a few lecturers for our trips in the year 2000. We offer an all-expense paid trip (land & air in economy class) as well as an honorarium based on the length of the trip. We ask our lecturers to prepare 3 or 4 slide illustrated, 40-minute talks on topics of their expertise and of general interest to our travelers and pertinent to the itinerary. These are not classroom sessions but rather informal presentations of stimulating material that will enhance the overall travel experience for the guests. If applicable, the lecturer is encouraged to add insight on site to the information provided by the local guides. All speakers should try to weave into their materials any pertinent gay historical facts. Additionally the lecturer will be asked to make comments on our Suggested Reading List and may be asked to review other written materials. A companion may travel with the lecturer for cost. A Coda Tour Manager accompanies each trip to handle logistics and all sightseeing is guided by professional local guides. We prefer our lecturers to be gay, accomplished academics and good traveling companions. We are currently marketing to all-male groups. The September 1999 issue of Our world magazine will feature Coda International Tours.
Two of the programs for which we are seeking lecturers are:
On the “drawing board” are the following:
We would also like to hear from candidates who cannot travel at this time or who may not have an expertise applicable to these destinations, but who wish to be considered for some future assignment.
Jim Smith, President
Coda International Tours, Inc.
255 West 23rd St., Suite 3GW
New York, NY 10011-2314
toll free phone 888-677-2632