Celebrating Pride 2020

  "GDS Pride Celebrations 2017" by gdsteam. CC-BY

To mark pride month this June, we have pulled together a number of resources available online, celebrating the positive visibility of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Usually Pride would be celebrated up and down the country with local and national events, however many plans have either been cancelled or postponed due to the current situation. Hopefully once it is safe to do so many events will still hold similar events later in the year.

Library Resources

LBTQ+ History month reading list – titles such as Nightwood by Djuna Barnes and Mean Little Deaf Queer by Terry Galloway are accessible electronically to enjoy.

LBGT Magazine Archive 26 influential magazines all in one place. Features the archives of many of the longest-running, most influential publications covering LGBT+ interests.

We have a range of LGBTQ+ journal titles available to browse via the Find E Journals link in LibrarySearch:

  • GLQ (Gay and Lesbian Quarterly)
  • TSQ (Transgender Studies Quarterly)
  • Journal of Bisexuality

External resources

As Pride the event commemorates the Stonewall riots against police raids and LGBT oppression in the late sixties, it feels appropriate to share this contemporary Stonewall organisation campaign.

Rainbow Europe, a benchmarking tool that ranks European counties on their LGBTI equality laws and policies.

Pride of Place: England’s LGBTQ Heritage.

National Archives Media Player: LGBT History includes audio recordings on specific elements of the archives.

BFI film archives on LGBT Britain.

Book 28 is a small LGBTIQ+ library, currently housed at the Outside Project in Clerkenwell. While they are closed, they are hosting events through the virtual Outside Project community centre.

If this isn’t enough to be exploring then why not check out these two LGBTQ+ literary festivals on Twitter during June:


We hope you enjoy the selection and suggestions, please do share other resources in the comments box below.

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