Bucknell Queer Xstory Project Day 10


Day 10: Barbara Gittings

Gittings was renowned for her “ferocious dedication to the cause with a cock-eyed optimism, kindness, and gentle sense of humor.” As recognition for Gittings’ contributions to the promotion of gay and lesbian literature, in 2002 the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the ALA renamed one of their three book awards the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award. In 2001, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation honored her by bestowing her the first Barbara Gittings Award, highlighting dedication to activism.