Members of staff have created a display at Wokingham Library to celebrate LGBT History Month 2018.
LGBT History Month is a month-long annual event that celebrates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people every February in the United Kingdom.
Throughout February this year the theme is Geography: Mapping the World. Two rather sombre events are being commemorated; the 30th anniversary of the passing of Section 28, which prohibited local authorities from disseminating materials that ‘promoted homosexuality’ in schools; and the fortieth anniversary of the murder by shooting of Harvey Milk, the USA’s first out-gay elected councillor. On a happier note, the rainbow flag was launched upon an unsuspecting public in 1978, although sadly its creator Gilbert Baker passed away last year. And 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Sarah Waters’ classic Tipping the Velvet
Books in the display can be borrowed or reserved in the library, so why not call in and see what’s being recommended.