Opening Pandora’s Box: queer dimensions of library legacies, struggles and hopes will see Alice Corble share stories from her career as a queer library user, worker, researcher and activist, reflecting on the spaces and communities of queer discovery and connection that libraries can foster, as well as institutional and societal constraints and conflicts that can limit such possibilities. The discussion will invite intergenerational lessons and longings for LGBTQ+ library lives.
Part history, part dream, part political, part romance, part research but wholly celebratory. A book that tells Our story, by those that built and continue to build the spaces we choose to live in. The range of voices written in its pages reflects the diversity of our community back to us, but time and time again the book comes back to one bold assertion, that together we are the strongest, that together we can make our dreams come true, that together we can overcome.
Eric Page is delighted by the insight, sass and glorious rhetoric (from) these speeches shine like beacons, they glow with the power of inspiration, they shake with rage, shudder with righteous anger and shout across time space for us to echo them in our daily testimony, struggle and who we fight to support.
The Sentinels – known variously as ‘Dorothy Towers’ and ‘Fairy Towers’ in Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ communities – are two residential tower blocks – Clydesdale Tower and Cleveland Tower – located in Birmingham’s city centre. During the 1970s and ’80s, the site gained a reputation for being a place where many gay men lived. During the height […]
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