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Sheffield Library Adds 100 LGBT Books To Its Shelves

Sheffield Library has announced that it has added 100 LGBT titles to its shelves to celebrate LGBT History Month.

 

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CREDIT: Photograph courtesy of Sheffield City Council

 

Over 100 books, which include those from authors Patrick Gale, Stella Duffy and Armistead Maupin have been added  to Sheffield‘s central library, bringing their collection of LGBT books to 300 titles.

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Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, said:

“The libraries in Sheffield are for everyone and we want everyone to feel catered for. It’s great more titles have been added with LGBT interests but I hope all people will enjoy them.  Patrick Gale, Stella Duffy and Armistead Maupin are particular favourites of mine so I’ll be in the queue!”

The new books hit the shelves this month to mark LGBT history month which promotes diversity and equality.

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The collection is held in the Central Lending Library but the books can be loaned from all branches.

Sheffield City Council aims to promote fairness and equality. Last month the authority was named as one of the top 50 places to work in Stonewall’s nationally acclaimed Workforce Equality Index, and was the 6th highest achieving local authority in the country.

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To get involved in Sheffield’s Equality Hub Network – set up to give under-represented communities in Sheffield a louder voice on issues that affect them and influence decisions that are made in the city – please visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/equalityhub.

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