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Reading the City with Pride - celebrating LGBTQ writers

Story added 12th Jul 2019

Photos from 'Reading the City with Pride' event, Thursday 4 July 2019


A big thank you to everyone who helped us Celebrate Pride in The Student Centre & Library! On Thursday 4th July, “Reading The City With Pride” was an evening of original creative writing by City Lit students and staff, and celebration of our favourite LGBTQ writers. We had poems, stories and testimonies about love, sadness, education, grief, visibility, mindfulness, environment, relationships and more! Students also brought in physical copies of their favourite LGBTQ books – with some real pieces of LGBTQ history with Patricia Highsmith’s ‘Carol /The Price of Salt’ and ‘Jenny lives with Eric and Martin’, amongst others.

"I would like thank everyone who attended for their generosity and openness – to those who read and to those who listened. We had a multitude of voices and experiences, and I personally found it joyous and moving in equal measures. And thank you to everyone who supported the Pride Jubilee event in the library - who asked questions, told me their stories, watched the video, read the displays, who wrote down their hopes for the future of LGBTQ Liberation and who made a donation for our homemade pride pin and the LGBT history month zine – people were generous in buying both for themselves and for their friends and for donating over the suggested amount – we made £19 from the pins for LGBT Switchboard and £35 from the zines for the LGBTQ collection in the Library."

Thank you for sharing pride, solidarity and community with us in the Library.

With Love and gratitude