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Cultural Capital: LGBT+
Guide to support events in the Library, College and the wider environment.
LGBT+ History Month & International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
LGBT+ History Month was started back in 2005, to ensure that LGBT+ people, in all their diversities, are visible. As the founders say, "We wanted to claim our past, celebrate our present, and create our future. Working with young people will we hope, make sure that we do all three". https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/
This library guide includes books, resources and videos for students and staff to explore LGBT+ history, and as the theme for 2020 was Poetry, Prose and Plays, it also includes writers and stories from the LGBT+ community.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.
The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. The Day represents a major global annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, corporations, opinion leaders, local authorities, etc. to the alarming situation faced by people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.
Katie Daniels has just been dumped by her fianc�e when she finds herself seated across a table from Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love.
Today will change Adam Thorn's life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake. Is there time for Adam to find his release?
'I think I'm gay' are not the words a teenage girl wants to hear when she's about to confess to her best friend that she fancies him. But Natalie's got to disguise her own feelings for Will when he tells her his secret. Can she help him as he comes out to the rest of their class at school?
This is an anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, responding to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
It's the party of the year and everyone's going to be there - the perfect opportunity for Jess to set up her newly-out best friend Tilly with the only other gay girl in school. And it'll help her keep her mind off the fact that she cheated on her perfect boyfriend Cam. But this party will change everything.
In her prize-winning fourth collection, 'Mean Time', Carol Ann Duffy dramatises scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire.
Excellent resource for FE students and staff. It contains articles, infographics, videos, assignment ideas and eBooks on the topic of sexuality and gender. Use the search box to find resources, or browse by PSHE topic (Family and Relationships or Rights and Discrimination)
To access Issues Online, click on the Login button, under Your Home Institution Shibboleth login click on “go to the login area”. Type in Bradford College and click on “Login”, and then enter your College username and password.
Stonewall was founded in 1989 in response to section 28 and has since developed to become a professional lobbying group to promote the rights of LBGT+ people around the world. Stonewall delivers training, produces resources and develops membership programmes to empower teachers and education professionals to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools and colleges.
Challenging Homophobia brings together accounts of how educators in various national and cultural contexts are dealing with prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and sometimes overt violence against sexual minorities--particularly lesbian and gay youth and adults.
A Vibrant black comedy set in the '70s, Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick Braden, an endearing, witty, clever and deceptively tough young man, who has a penchant for dressing as a woman. Surreal and magical tale that is funny, moving and poignant.
Growing up isolated and insulated in the north of England in the 1970's, Jess is told she's part of a larger plan. Her small town life changes when she meets Melanie, a beautiful sixteen-year old, and she experiences love at first sight. Jess realises that she must soon decide between following her own heart or the path of life set out for her by others.