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.

  • 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 2015 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

  • Voices and Visibility: Uncovering hidden histories wallchart

    October 05, 2015

    This wallchart "has been produced by the Forum for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equality in Further and Higher Education and a group of trade unions in association with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month.The aim has been to produce a resource to support those raising awareness… more

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  • Pride of Place: LGBTQ Heritage Project

    July 26, 2015

    New project from Historic England."We are teaming up with Leeds Beckett University and experts nationwide to explore and celebrate the relationship between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) history and the country's historic buildings and spaces. The project aims to show that LGBTQ heritage is a fundamental and… more

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  • "A brief history of homophobia in Dewey decimal classification"

    July 26, 2015

    Interesting article in the Australian radical literary and cultural magazine, Overland. The author, Doreen Sullivan, very briefly traces the controversies in using DDC (especially in the past). She draws heavily on a student paper, "Naming the Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: A Look at How Gays and Lesbians… more

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  • LGBTQ Histories in the V&A

    July 24, 2015

    The Victoria & Albert Museum's "collections contain a vast range of objects that relate to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) histories and concerns. The Museum's LGBTQ Working Group unearths previously hidden or unknown LGBTQ histories in the collections and aims to facilitate understanding of LGBTQ identities and histories through… more

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