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Celebrate Pride 2024

13 June 2024

Find a great LGBTQ+ read this Pride Month

To celebrate Pride this month we’ve created displays in our Cambridge and Chelmsford libraries. In the mood for some LGBTQ+ fiction and graphic novels for the holiday? Or do you want to dig into some queer history and culture? Come and take a look at what we have. If you can’t get to campus, explore our Celebrating LGBTQ+ People and Trans+ themed collections, which include a variety of ebooks. See something you like at another campus? You can place a request on our website and we’ll send it over to your nearest library. Recent additions to our collection include the graphic novel Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, currently the most banned book in libraries in the US. And Bad Gays by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller, an exploration of history’s queer villains from the creators of the popular podcast.

Shelving unit with a variety of LGBTQ+ themed books, decorated with flags

Don’t forget, Cambridge Pride is coming this Saturday 15 June and Essex Pride next Saturday 22 June. ARU is headline sponsor for both. Find out more about the celebrations on the Cambridge Pride and Essex Pride websites.

Finally, the Diversity and Cultural Change team has organised an event as part of the Unlearn Series featuring keynote speaker Lady Phyll, ‘Race, Gender and Class Intersectionality’, on Wednesday 19 June from 17:00- 19:00 in SCI 105, ARU Cambridge. Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is an award-winning community organiser and activist. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of UK Black Pride, the world's largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, and a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, gender expressions and cultures. Lady Phyll was also Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust (an international LGBTQ human rights charity), a respected public speaker and writer focusing on race, gender, class, sexuality, and their intersections. Find out more and book a place on Eventbrite here.

Have a great Pride.

Topics: Library resources