Daily Trojan: USC Libraries to digitize LGBT archives

Daily Trojan: USC Libraries to digitize LGBT archives . “The ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC, the world’s largest collection of LGBTQ materials in the world, will complete its archive of historical documents by November. ONE Archives, which is located on West Adams Boulevard, is the oldest existing LGBTQ organization in the United States and houses over two million items, including texts and art from the 1900s.”

4NI: Project Explores Local LGBT Heritage

4NI: Project Explores Local LGBT Heritage. “A new project is set to reflect on the experiences of the LGBT community during the period when homosexuality was a criminal offence in Northern Ireland. Homosexuality was not decriminalised in Northern Ireland until 1982, 15 years after the legislation was passed in England.”

CNET: Tumblr’s a rare safe haven amid all of the internet’s ugliness

CNET: Tumblr’s a rare safe haven amid all of the internet’s ugliness. “…to really understand Tumblr’s value, it’s important to look beyond growth statistics. Despite the decline, there’s life in it yet, what with a current tally of 475 active million blogs, according to the platform’s own stats. What’s more, that life consists of vibrant micro-communities — fonts of creativity and places for people to explore their passions.”

BBC: Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias

BBC: Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias. “A popular gay social network has accused Google of discrimination after its app was removed from Google’s Play store several times without warning. Hornet said Google often employed moderators in Malaysia, where same-sex relationships are illegal, to vet apps.”

Washington Post: YouTube discriminates against LGBT content by unfairly culling it, suit alleges

Washington Post: YouTube discriminates against LGBT content by unfairly culling it, suit alleges. “A group of LGBT video creators is accusing YouTube of discrimination by suppressing their content, restricting their ability to sell advertising and culling their subscribers, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday evening against the video site and its parent, Google.”

New York Daily News: After protests from LGBTQ groups, IMDb will allow removal of birth names from database

New York Daily News: After protests from LGBTQ groups, IMDb will allow removal of birth names from database. “On Monday, IMDb — the world’s largest online database of information related to movies, television, cast and crew — announced that it’d finally start allowing transgender individuals to remove their birth names from the site, when requested.”

Preserving Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario: UWindsor digital archive project shared with international audience (University of Windsor)

University of Windsor: Preserving Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario: UWindsor digital archive project shared with international audience. “Taught by Dr. Renée Bondy, Queer Activism engages students to research and explore the past and present issues surrounding LGBTQ+ activism. In addition to learning how queer communities are created and sustained, the students also contributed to an experiential learning collaboration project with Leddy Library to build Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario, a digital exhibit and archive to preserve local queer history.”