Welcome to LGBT+ History Month at Consortium!
For LGBT+ History Month we want to celebrate our member organisations. We want to highlight the great events that our members are running throughout the month and much more!
This page will be updated throughout LGBT+ History Month, so please check back soon to see something new!
📖 Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde.
A collection of fifteen essays written between 1976 and 1984 gives clear voice to Audre Lorde's literary and philosophical personae.
📖 The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye.
In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society.
📖 Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s by Hugh Nini.
Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love, 1850-1950 portrays the history of romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender vernacular photographs taken between the years 1850 and 1950.
📖 Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows by Christine Burns.
Trans Britain chronicles this journey in the words of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today: activists, film-makers, broadcasters, parents, an actress, a rock musician and a priest, among many others.
📖 A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt.
A brave and intelligent collection of essays on grief, colonial violence, joy, love, and queerness. Likely one of the most beautifully written books you will ever read.
📖 Gender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote.
Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all.
📖 None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary by Travis Alabanza.
In None of the Above, Travis Alabanza examines seven phrases people have directed at them about their gender identity. These phrases have stayed with them over the years. Some are deceptively innocuous, some deliberately loaded or offensive, some celebratory; sentences that have impacted them for better and for worse; sentences that speak to the broader issues raised by a world that insists that gender must be a binary.
🎬 Pride (2014)
UK gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
🎬 Kiss Me (2011)
A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter.