"lgbtq+" blog posts

Linda Stein: Gender ScramblingLinda Stein: Gender Scrambling 776 Astaire, Rogers (©Linda Stein)

Linda Stein: Gender Scrambling

To celebrate Pride Month, we’ve invited emerging art historian and curator Oliver Donald to write about our current exhibition, Gender Scrambling, by American feminist LGBTQ+ artist Linda Stein.

Posted on: 23 June 2023

Sophie's SheroesSophie Green's Sheroe artwork including Marsha P Johnson, Kate Bornstein and Laverne Cox

Sophie's Sheroes

February is LGBT history month and this year the VG&M asked me if I’d look back on my own little history project from 2017.

Posted on: 19 February 2021

Stranger Loves: a Brief History of LGBTQ+ Science Fiction Front covers of Fledgling (2005), A Song for a New Day (2020) and Exquisite Corpse (1996).

Stranger Loves: a Brief History of LGBTQ+ Science Fiction

To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month we have invited Dr Phoenix Alexander, the University’s Science Fiction Collections Librarian, to outline the history of LGBTQ+ themes in the genre. The University of Liverpool Library's Special Collections and Archives houses the largest catalogued collection of science fiction in Europe, encompassing over 35,000 books and 2, 500 periodicals, as well as the archives of some of the major science fiction writers of the twentieth century. Join us on a tour through the LGBTQIA+ history of science fiction, showcasing just a handful of items from the stacks.

Posted on: 11 February 2021