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'Mombian Database' released
2021-01-13

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Mombian columnist Dana Rudolph has released the Mombian Database of LGBTQ Family Books, Media, and More, with more than 500 books, music albums, movies, games and toys for and about LGBTQ families.

The site offers multiple search/filter options. Users can choose broad categories of age and type of media, then narrow down your results with tags for LGBTQ identities, racial/ethnic identities, subject matter, and more. They can also filter by writer/creator/director, illustrator, publisher and publication date. Special tags to know include "Incidental queerness" and "Character w/bias or misunderstanding of LGBTQ."

The majority of entries are LGBTQ-inclusive picture books (including board books). However, other items cover a spectrum of ages.

There are links to Amazon and Bookshop for each item, when available (although because of technical limitations, users will only see the Amazon link unless they click through to each individual item).

The site is a work in progress, and Rudolph will be adding to the database as new books and other items come out this year.

See mombian.com/database; those with suggestions can visit mombian.com/contact .


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