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Gay Rights in Belfast and Beyond by Emma Reisz, Nadine Gilmore and Tom Hulme

Just two years ago, in 2017, the Police Service of Northern Ireland marched in the city’s LGBT Pride Parade for the first time.

LGBT History

Many have welcomed the move, but others were bitterly critical – some still bearing the scars of past discrimination at the hands of the law. Recent progress draws attention to the ups and downs that LGBT people have faced.

For LGBT History Month in February 2019, a display of books in the library outside Special Collections commemorates this complex history, and the long shadow history casts over the present.


Read more at the Special Collections Blog here