The Rainbow Archives Podcast

LGBTQIA Services Committee , Los Angeles Public Library,
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Welcome to Rainbow Archives, presented by the Los Angeles Public Library. In this podcast episode, we explore the remarkable journey of how the L.A. Public Library has championed services for the LGBTQIA community. Join us as we uncover the behind-the-scenes stories of our dedicated staff, who have been at the forefront of creating a more inclusive and welcoming space for all.

The series will feature 3 podcast episodes. [This is the first in the series]. Each highlights different members of our institution who have contributed to change or been instrumental in advancing and continuing the work in this area.

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Listen to Edwin Rodarte, current LGBTQIA Services Committee co-chair, interview City Librarian John F. Szabo.


This project is presented as part of ONE Institute’s Circa: Queer Histories Festival.

Special thanks to Ashleigh Grayson - Sound Engineer; Alexandra Hontalas-Adams - Marketing/Promotion; Christina Hummel-Colla - Transcriber; Edwin Rodarte - Host/producer; John Szabo - Guest; Vincey Zalkind - Host

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Any views and opinions expressed on the podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Los Angeles Public Library and One Archive.