This year is significant for the LGBT+ movement, as it marks 20 years since the repeal of Section 28 in Scotland. Section 28 was the clause that made it illegal for local authorities to promote homosexuality, or same-sex relationships as being an acceptable family dynamic.
All month Elgin Library will have LGBT+ reading lists for all ages, information stands and a display showing how society has changed for the better for the LGBT+ community in the last 20 years. The library’s Facebook page will showcase historical novels containing LGBT themes by posting weekly recommended reads. Look out for #ReadLGBTHistory.
As part of the month’s celebration, borrowers will have the opportunity to record their views on LGBT+ rights over the last 20 years and their thoughts about what the next 20 years might hold for the LGBT+ community. The library service is looking to develop and enhance its stock in relation to LGBT+ resources. Any reader recommendation and feedback is welcome.