LGBT+ History Month

The whole month of February is LGBT+ History Month and this year’s theme is Medicine -#UnderTheScope

A pop up book display has been set -up which aims to highlight some of the titles that are already in the Social Science Library’s collection. All of the books are borrowable!

Seven books on the subject of LGBT plus history are arranged around a LGBT plus history month poster.

Some highlights from the display:


The end of innocence by Simon Garfield 

A neon green book cover with black text that reads The end of innocence; Britain in the time of Aids  

A re-issue of the original 1994 text investigating the AIDS crisis in Britain. This edition features both a brand new foreword by Russel T Davies, creator of the renowned series It’s a sin, and a new afterword by the author which explores what has changed since the book was originally published.



Bi: the hidden culture, history and science of bisexuality by Julia Shaw

A book cover on which two pink and blue circles intersect with the word Bi in the middle


Bisexuality, the world’s largest sexual minority, is explored in this book by psychological scientist Dr Julia Shaw.

This book is also available online




Before we were trans; a new history of gender by Kit Heyam

A book cover with an black and white photo of gender fluid individuals.


Kit Heyam provides a broad view of the history of gender fluidity with examples from around the world that go beyond the gender binary.





As well as the resources held by the Social Science Library there are wider Bodleian LGBT+ resources such as this Reading List which is regularly updated.

If you feel that there is a LGBT+ History Month title we should hold at the Social Science Library you can let us know by emailing or via the Bodleian’s Recommend a purchase page.

Learn more about LGBT+ History Month via their website

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