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Danish Girl and Carol DVDsFebruary is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month. This year marks 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which partly decriminalised homosexuality in men. This had an impact on all of the LGBT community around the world.

We’ve just added these new DVDs to our catalogue for you to borrow:

The Danish Girl

Carol

Both films were nominated for Oscars last year; Eddie Redmayne (Actor in a Leading Role) with Alicia Vikander (Actress in a Supporting Role) and Cate Blanchett (Actress in a Leading Role) with Rooney Mara (Actress in a Supporting Role).  Alicia Vikander won Actress in a Supporting Role. This year’s Oscar nominees include Moonlight which is up for Best Picture and Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris for Actor in a Supporting Role. Find out more about Moonlight on the official website.

If you didn’t catch Desert Island Discs on 10 Feb you can listen to Rugby Union referee Nigel Owens talking movingly about his sexuality and how he came out in 2007 on the BBC iPlayer.

LGBT History Month folder 16The LRC team along with our Welfare Officer have been busy this month in raising awareness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. If you haven’t been in the LRC recently we’ve put up a display with colourful folder dividers and book covers. Please take a divider and add it to a folder and devote just a page to LGBT articles. We’ve picked out the best LGBT authors along with fiction, biographies and DVDs. The key point is that it is vital to renew our support for minority groups through action, education and compassion. Libraries can help raise awareness through access to a range of resources on as many different topics as there are people.

Find out more on our Sway webpage with videos, links to useful websites and audio resources.

https://sway.com/s/AsBKWRjvBizV4gDB/embed

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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