American Library Association President Emily Drabinski Named to the Prestigious Out100 2023 List

For Immediate Release
Wed, 10/18/2023


Raymond Garcia

Communications Specialist

Communications, Marketing, and Media Relations Office

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to share that ALA President Emily Drabinski has been named to the Out100 2023 list, joining a distinguished group of LGBTQIA+ individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions, impact and influence over the past year.

The Out100 is Out's signature and most acclaimed tradition, annually celebrating the year's most influential LGBTQIA+ figures. This year, under the theme "Open Doors," the list spotlights individuals who have made significant strides within the community and blazed trails by opening doors and shattering barriers for others.

“As an out and proud member of the LGBTQIA+ library community, I share this honor with all of us,” said President Drabinski. “Recognition of our crucial contribution to public life means even more as so many of us face threats to our livelihoods and to our right to read, especially books by or about LGBTQIA+ people.”

Drabinski is featured in the Storytellers category on the list and her profile is available to read online.

The Out100 celebration will be held in person on Thursday, November 9 at the iconic NeueHouse Hollywood, marking the first Los Angeles-based Out100 event since 2018.

Readers can view the full Out100 list and learn more about this year’s honorees now on and in the November/December issue when it hits newsstands on October 31. 

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About the American Library Association

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