The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The first event commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year, it has become a day to commemorate and remember the lives lost by those who have never felt safe, content or happy in the body in which they were born.
Hello, my name is Jordan! I’m a Library Team Assistant at Winchester. Pride Month is upon us once more, and I’ve been asked to write a blog about the occasion. Celebrated across the world each year in June, Pride Month is an opportunity to explore LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) history and culture, as well… Continue reading Celebrating LGBT+ Pride Month
Every year, during the month of June, Pride month is celebrated with various events across the world. Normally it's a month of parades, street parties, talks, festivals and educational sessions, and whilst this year will be slightly different - it won't stop the celebrations!This year might be different, but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate!… Continue reading 2020 Pride Month
In 2019, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, we launched our collection of LGBT+ books, these were 33 carefully chosen titles and contained both classic and modern books. The aim of this collection has been to showcase some of the wonderful books featuring LGBT+ characters and themes. The collection is for everyone; whether you want to… Continue reading LGBT+ Collection 2020 edition
What is the Transgender Day of Remembrance? The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial… Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019
With libraries being community hubs, as well as a safe place for everyone, it is wonderful to have this wonderful collection of books on our shelves. The books in this collection celebrates diversity, inclusion and equality and touches on a number of different subjects. There are so many amazing LGBT+ titles available and at the… Continue reading LGBT+ Collection
February is LGBT History Month 2018, the UK's 4th annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture, the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. This is done by: Increasing the visibility of… Continue reading Pride in Hampshire for LGBT History Month!