As part of LGBT History Month we wanted to highlight the importance of representation of the LGBT+ Community within our library collections.
When we read a book or watch a film, if we see ourselves or our community represented we have a sense of identity and belonging. It also helps challenge and fight prejudice and encourages education.
In the last year many LGBT+ events, such as Pride, have been cancelled and safe spaces and representation of the LGBT+ Community has been challenging for people to access. This means representation in books, media and objects have been even more important for people to turn to.Continue reading “The Importance of the Rainbow in Library Collections”