We are pleased to showcase a range of books, films, archives and other resources to celebrate Pride Month at the University of Bristol.
Selections from our collections that celebrate the LGBT+ community. View our resource list of landmark academic texts, global fictions and essays on pioneering queer art.
Picked by our community
LGBT+ books and films selected by members of our University community.
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
"The Argonauts is the book that allowed me to picture myself as an uncompromising, proud person with all aspects of my life joined rather than disjointed for the first time. Nelson allowed me to picture myself as a gender non-conforming person who is loved and a queer parent for the first time - Also, she's a poet and you knows-it." (Rowan W.)
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
"So few resources for lesbians/gay women of colour when I was coming out. With this book, although my experience was very different from that of the author, Audre Lorde, I felt seen and heard for the first time." (Anonymous)
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson
" 'Someone will remember us / I say / even in another time' What better way to mark 50 years of pride than with a dive into the beautiful, affirming, surviving fragments of Mother Sappho herself? Queer people are creative, and powerful, and brilliant, and we have always been here and always will be!" (Abbi D.)
Fun home : a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
"If you only know Alison Bechdel from the "Bechdel Test", you're missing out. Whether it's her poignant memoir or her witty comic series, her artwork meant a lot to me as a queer teen unclear of my place in the world." (Anonymous)
Our selection from BoB, the on-demand TV and radio service, for LGBT+ Pride Month. To sign in to BoB choose University of Bristol as the institution and then register with your University email.
How the University is celebrating our LGBTQ+ staff and students. Events, resources and links to LGBT+ University networks.
Pride is celebrated in June to remember the Stonewall Riots on 28 June 1969. Learn more about Pride on the Stonewall charity's website.
Our Film, TV and Radio Playlist
Just a few of our selection from BoB for Pride month. To sign in to BoB choose University of Bristol as the institution and then register with your UoB email.
Stonewall: The Riots That Triggered the Gay Revolution
Tom Robinson looks back on the 1969 Stonewall riots, which were triggered by a police raid on a New York gay bar, and asks why they still have a powerful resonance for gay people.
A young black boy growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami tries to find his place in the world as he becomes a young man and experiences the beauty and pain of falling in love while also struggling with his own sexuality.
Paris is Burning
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene.
During the summer of 1984 in the United Kingdom, miners band together in order to go on strike in a political move with the National Union of Mineworkers, but when their movement is drawn out, homosexual activists join them in the fight.
Explore the LGBT archives
LGBT Thought and Culture
LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource collection which illuminates the lives of lesbians, gays, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community. You can access books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.
LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940
This archive has material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations and illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community.
LGBT Magazine Archive
This magazine archive allows access to many of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests and chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community.
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