LGBTQIA people

Includes resources about – and the cultural sector’s response to – people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, or asexual.

  • Speak Out London

    December 30, 2016

    Launch of the Speak Out London website:"Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Speak Out London volunteers assisted by London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) have created a community archive using oral histories and memorabilia to complement and, where necessary, challenge more formal collections held at LMA.We have done this by… more

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  • We Need Diverse Books™

    November 20, 2016

    "We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people."Amongst the resources on their website are links to a huge range of booklists… more

    Tagged with: Black, ethnic minority and mixed-race people, Children & young people, Disability, Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, LGBTQIA people

  • OUT!

    July 14, 2016

    "Manchester Pride’s OUT! website is now live! OUT! is an interactive journey through LGBT histories in Greater Manchester and beyond that offers a timeline, trails and archives of the local area for members of the public, community and researchers. The timeline offers a digital journey through pivotal moments in… more

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  • Digital Transgender Archive

    June 29, 2016

    "The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an… more

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  • Digital Transgender Archive

    February 18, 2016

    Overview:"The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is… more

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  • Providing services for transgender customers: a guide

    December 08, 2015

    Practical guidance produced by the Government Equalities Office and Gendered Intelligence (2015). Includes background info, plus good practice with examples:Treat transgender people as you would all other customers whilst considering the additional sensitivities they may face Try not to assume someone’s gender simply by their appearanceConsider whether you need… more

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  • Anti-Bullying Week - what can libraries do?

    December 02, 2015

    Anti-Bullying Week ran from 16-20 November 2015.This blogpost outlines some of the background issues, and suggests ways in which libraries can support the Week, and how school and public libraries can contribute to challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment.It also includes… more

    Tagged with: Children & young people, LGBTQIA people

  • National LGB&T Partnership

    November 10, 2015

    "The National LGB&T Partnership is an England-wide group of LGB&T voluntary and community organisations who are committed to reducing the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services."National LGB&T Partnership websiteThe Partnership has recently published… more

    Tagged with: Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, LGBTQIA people