LGBTQAI+ History Month Display

As part of the celebrations all this month at London Met for LGBTQAI+ History Month, we have put a display up in Aldgate library featuring some of our relevant titles.

The TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library (part of our Special Collections) also features pamphlets, publications and books on LGBT rights and equality, see a list here. Information about accessing the Special Collections is here.

Useful resources outside London Met

Did you know the Bishopsgate Institute Library, which is just around the corner from our Aldgate campus, has  a prominent LGBTQ History and Alternative Sexuality Collection?  Bishopsgate library is free and accessible by all, although you may have to complete a registration form on your first visit.

L.S.E. (London School of Economics) Libraries hold the Hall-Carpenter Collection, and other LGBT materials. As a student at London Met you are entitled to join the SCONUL Access scheme which allows access to other University libraries within the scheme (and sometimes to borrow items depending which band you fall under), but you should always check with the library you want to visit what their requirements are.

There is also a blog on the National Archives website which gives information about searching for records of Sexuality and gender identity history, and list further places and books to read.

London Metropolitan Archives leaflet on LGBT archives

Previous related posts:

Artists’ Book Fairs

Queer Publishing Conference

Aldgate library display, photo © London Met


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