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LGBT DVDs and books24 June to 9 July is the London Pride Festival. We’ve posted on our Virtual Learning Environment the listing of events running around the capital during the festival. Some are ticketed and priced whereas others are free. The festival culminates in the Pride Parade on Saturday 8 July which starts north of Oxford Circus at 1300 and ends in Whitehall around 1630. There is music in Trafalgar Square after the event.

if you miss the parade or you would like to celebrate further then Sunday 9 July offers Pride in the Park organised with UK Black Pride in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. This event includes a dog show, baking competition, stalls, music, speakers and a chance to drag up in the drag booth. Discover the stage running order on the Pride in the Park Schedule.

The National Theatre are doing a number of reading sessions to map in with the festival. Details here on their tweet.

Channel 4 has launched a season of programmes to mark 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act (decriminalising sex between men in private over the age of 21) called 50 Shades of Gay. Take a look at the YouTube trailer. The season started with Britain’s Great Gay Buildings which you can catch up with on 4oD. Watch Monday 3 July 50 Shades of Gay at 2200 where the actor Rupert Everett looks at how the 1967 Act changed gay life in England and Wales. If you missed Britain’s Great Gay Buildings you can catch up on All 4. All 4 has also brought together the best of their LGBT programmes and films for to watch at your leisure in their Pride Collection.

Here’s a listing of our latest LGBT material to whet your appetite:

DVDs
The Danish Girl
Far from Heaven
Imitation Game
Tangerine

Books:

Queer: a Graphic History by Meg-John Barker
Trans a Memoir by Juliet Jacques
The ABC’s of LGBT+ by Ashley Mardell

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LGBT History MonthFebruary is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans  (LGBT) History Month. This year’s theme is Hidden Histories and Coded Lives. It explores the lives of people like Anne Lister who created a coded set of diaries in the 18th century, the actor Kenneth Williams who used Polari to speak in a coded language which was prolific when homosexuality was outlawed and the artist Frida Kahlo who expressed her bisexuality and disability through her paintings.

Here is a sample of some of our material which covers this theme:
Frida directed by Julie Taymor
Tipping the Velvet directed by Geoffrey Sax
Frida Kahlo by Emma Dexter.

 

 

 

LGBT History Month displayFebruary is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month celebrating the past and achievements of the LGBT community.

For visitors to our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) we’ve set up a display of material to showcase the variety of material we hold and which our students and staff can borrow:

Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian History: from antiquity to World War II by Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon

Before Stonewall  directed by Greta Schiller

Jamie and Jessie (Are Not Together) directed by Wendy Jo Carlton

Equality Britain: a Directory of Opportunity 2009

Don’t forget Saturday 8 Feb is National Libraries Day highlighting the importance academic, public and workplace libraries make in the United Kingdom. Watch out for events in your area on the National Libraries Day website.


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