Library ♥ LGBT History Month

We are excited to be celebrating LGBT History Month with a display of our new LGBT book collection. The books were selected from recommendations given to us by the LGBT staff network at St George’s.  We have a varied collection including memoirs, an LGBT casebook for healthcare professionals, graphic novels, stories and a well known play from 1979, first performed by Ian McKellan. We would also like thank Margot Turner (Senior Lecturer in Diversity and Medical Education) for donating two novels from her own collection to the library.

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The books are searchable from the Library Catalogue using the search term: lgbtq. You can also browse the collection on our Wakelet or see other resource collections that we have created.
Look out for them in the Library space from Monday 6th Feb, they will be available for borrowing as three week loans.

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Last Year on  Saturday 25th June, staff and students from St George’s joined the celebrations at Pride in London for the second consecutive year. The Pride in London festival aims to celebrate Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender life and challenge prejudice.

Here is a great selection of photos from the day, shared with us by John Hammond, chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee.

Some of the banners and a LGBT timeline can be found in the corridor between Hunter and Grosvenor wing. Go take a look!

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There are some great events planned for the month, including:

  • On Thursday 16 February the LGBT Staff Network will host a storytelling event ‘Coming Out or Being Outed’, 5pm – 7pm in Lecture Theatre F, all staff and students welcome!
  • On Wednesday 22 February the LGBT Network will welcome Professor Jeffrey Weeks to St Georges. Jeffrey is an historian and sociologist specialising in sexuality, and his book ‘Coming Out’ has just been republished in its 40th year 4pm – 6pm in H2.5 (Boardroom), 2nd Floor Hunter Wing, all staff and students welcome!

For more on what’s happening around the campus please follow:

ST Georges LGBT Staff Network
e-mail:lgbtstaffgroup@sgul.ac.uk    Twitter: @LGBTStGeorges

PRIDE St Georges LGBT student society
email:lgbt@su.sgul.ac.uk   Twitter: @SgulPrideLgbt

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