Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit in Kaisa House 24.6.-5.7.

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Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit presents LGBTQ themed material from the Helsinki University Library’s collections. The Exhibit is on display from the beginning of the Helsinki Pride week June 24th until July 5th in the Kaisa House’s Guidance Corner which is located on the 3rd floor.

This year’s themes for the exhibit are gender and sexual diversity and the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement.

You can browse the books on the spot in comfortable armchairs or borrow them as summer reading, because all the material, except for journals, is available for home loan.

The library’s recommendations can be found on themed lists of favourites: Sexual and gender diversity, Pride and LGBTQI history and LGBTQI themed fiction  The lists include both printed and electronic materials.

Among the exhibited books are the following:

Vivek Shraya: I’m Afraid of Men (2018)
Vivek Shraya is trans woman of color, a writer and a musician. Shraya’s written work includes poetry, essays and autofiction. I’m Afraid of Men is a memoir in which Shraya explores the effects of toxic masculinity and discrimination in her own life and how we could begin to reimagine the concept of gender.

Pride : fifty years of parades and protests from the photo archives of The New York Times (2019)
A visual history of five decades of the LGBTQI movement collected by the New York Times.

Ristkari, Maiju; Suni, Niina & Tyni, Vesa: Sukupuolena ihminen : tietokirja transsukupuolisuudesta ja sukupuolen moninaisuudesta (2018)
The first Finnish nonfiction book about gender diversity and transgender people that has been aimed at adolescents. The book is based on the award-winning project Sukupuolena ihminen (Gender: human), which documents the lives of transgender people in Finland.

Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
A global view of the history of LGBTQI. It covers the history of, and current developments in, LGBTQI-related topics and events around the world, coverage of nearly 70 countries.

On Thursday June 27th Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion will be held at Think Corner.
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