WINNER OF THE 2015 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE 2015 NOTABLE BOOKS FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETY AWARD
NAMED A TOP TEN TITLE ON THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION RAINBOW LIST
NAMED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY THE ADVOCATE'S "40 UNDER 40" LIST
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Gayle Pitmanis a Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at Sacramento City College. She is the author of the award-winning book Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities behind Sexual Orientation Research. Her newest book, This Day in June, is a whimsical, exuberant children's story about an LGBT Pride parade. She developed and currently teaches a class called "Psychology of Sexual Orientation," which is the only class of its kind to be offered within the California Community College system. She has written extensively on topics pertaining to sexuality, gender, and intersectionality. In addition to numerous journal articles and academic papers, Gayle is a contributor to three edited books.
Gayle has presented throughout the United States on topics pertaining to gender and sexual orientation, LGBTQ psychological research, heterosexism and homo/bi/transphobia, and LGBTQ campus climate issues. If you would like to request a speaking engagement or book talk and signing, please send an e-mail message firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This Day In June adds a bright spot for diversity on any bookshelf, and will help bring the true colors and beautiful experience of LGBT pride to life for school age children and their families." --Ellen Kahn, Director of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Family Project.
"Pitman, in her first book for children, salutes the LGBT parades that take place across the U.S. in June. Her couplets keep things marching steadily forward, but it s Litten s artwork that creates a sense of joyous excitement and showcases the diversity on display."--Publisher's Weekly
"Intended for children ages four through eight--but absolutely a book every PFLAGer will want on their shelf--the book serves as an excellent tool for teaching respect, understanding, and affirmation of LGBTQ people."
--PFLAG Voice blog
"This beautifully illustrated book is a great addition to a school or personal library to add diversity in a responsible manner without contributing to stereotypes about LGBT people." --School Library Journal
Listen to Gayle Pitman's This Day in June interview with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio's "Insight."
Click here to watch Gayle Pitman's interview with Tina Macuha on Good Day Sacramento.
Listen to Gayle Pitman's This Day in June interview with Eric Jansen on San Francisco's NPR affiliate KALW's
"Out in the Bay."