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LGBT+ History Month: Read You, Wrote You display

 

Display of LGBT zines from Glasgow Womens Library

February is LGBT+ History Month here in the UK. Since 2005, when Schools OUT organized the first ever LGBT+ History Month in Britain, we have celebrated the abolition of Section 28 by promoting the visibility of Queer identities both in the past and in the present. In collaboration with QueerFest, the University of St Andrews Main Library will be hosting an LGBT+ history exhibit: Read You, Wrote You (sponsored by the Glasgow Women’s Library).

Read You, Wrote You is a selection of LGBT+ zines and magazines on loan from the “Lesbian Archives” of the Glasgow Women’s Library. The purpose of this display is to enable the students and faculty of St Andrews to discover and celebrate the recent history of pride in the UK. This collection will address: trans rights & issues, queer visibility, intersectionality, queer black history, putting the femme in feminism, and much more.

Continuing this support for queer writing and publishing, the University Library will be gathering a number of its LGBT+ books and films into a central book rack for visitors to check out & take home.

Image of books display and posters for LGBT+ History Month

Read You, Wrote You will be on display on the 2nd floor of the Main Library from 7 February to 16 February.

Guest blog post written by Lauren Reeves on behalf of SaintsLGBT+.

 

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