Fighting back against the spread of disinformation throughout the United States
In many ways, 2022 feels like a reversal of progress for LGBTQIA+ Americans: one step forward, many more steps back. In recent months, efforts have been made across the United States to ban school instruction about LGBTQIA+ people, including many books featuring queer characters; outlaw gender-affirming care for transgender children under the age of 18; and prevent trans children from taking part in youth sports.
As a university press, we pride ourselves on providing access to well-researched, credible scholarship and using that knowledge to combat disinformation. This mission feels all the more vital now with the rights, liberties, and personhood of queer individuals under attack.
In partnership with the MIT Press Bookstore, this year we will be celebrating Pride Month in several ways—all with the hopes of building a better world for LGBTQIA+ people and amplifying their voices freely and openly:
For a limited time, we are donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of our classic MIT Press hat during the month of June to BAGLY, the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. Based in Boston, BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
Our classic MIT Press hat can be purchased at the MIT Press Bookstore in Cambridge, MA. Long-distance orders can be taken via phone or by email, with shipping throughout the United States. For shipping orders, call (617) 253-5249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A book giveaway
We will have copies of several MIT Press books available for free at the MIT Press Bookstore for anyone to take home, no purchase necessary:
- Gender(s) by Kathryn Bond Stockton
- Butch Heroes by Ria Brodell
- The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist by Ben Barres
A book sale
We will be offering several books at a 30% discount at the MIT Press Bookstore. These books cover a range of genres and allow readers of all ages to see positive, life-affirming depictions of queer characters on the page:
- A pre-reader picture book: It Feels Good to be Yourself by Theresa Thorn
- A young reader book: Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender
- A young adult graphic nonfiction book: Rainbow Revolutions by Jamie Lawson
- An adult reader book with crossover appeal for younger readers: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado