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LGBT+ History Month 2021

5 February 2021

The rainbow flag will fly over Queen’s throughout February to mark LGBT+ History Month. Started in 2005, LGBT+ History Month is an annual initiative by Schools OUT UK that focuses on the celebration and recognition of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, plus) people and culture, past and present.

The Queen’s College Library will highlight the diversity of its collections, and offer some reading suggestions, throughout the month – on both the website and social media. Staff have put together a ‘virtual book shelf’ and we welcome your further suggestions (please email as we expand it over the course of the month.

You can follow the Library on Instagram (queenscollegelibraryox) and Twitter (@QueensLibOx), and we will also be posting on the College’s Facebook page.

On Friday 26 February, Professor Richard Bruce Parkinson will give an online talk (free and open to all) organised by City of Westminster Libraries & Archives on ‘A Great Unrecorded History – LGBTQ + History and Heritage’. In it he will reflect on his experiences of writing a book on LGBT world history (2013) and working on related trails and exhibitions, including one in 2018 at the Ashmolean.