LGBTQ+ Book Club

Fancy broadening your literature horizons? Want to meet more people from your community? Or just need a mental wellbeing break. If you are NHS staff member this group could be for you! 

Email the the LTHT library staff to get on our mailing list: 

lthstafflibraries@nhs.net

The LGBTQ+ book club is a bi-monthly book club where members vote on the most suitable time to run the online club. Usually lasting about 30-40 minutes we discuss books from a variety of different cultures and identities. 

Below is a list of books for 2024: 

January – Our wives under the sea by Julia Armfield 

March – Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo

May – Real Life by Brandon Taylor 

July – In the lives of Puppets by TJ Klune 

September – Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters 

November – The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by  Sabina Khan 

Although the LTHT library does not have the ability to provide the physical stock we can still support you gaining access to these books. We are more than happy to signpost you to your local library or we can email you a PDF of the first chapter so you can still get a flavour of the book if you are pushed for time.  

Can't make the session and still want to read along? No problem!  Let us know what you thought on our padlet below. 

Questions about the book will be sent out a week before the session. Please dont feel the need to have fully formed answers, these are just prompts to stimulate a conversation.  

The teams links will be sent out the day before the session.  

So that we can make sure the reading group is a safe space to discuss issues and share ideas, we’ve drawn up the following participant agreement that we need you to read and tick as evidence of your consent before you can become a regular participant in the group. 

1. Everything said in the ‘LGBTQ+’ reading group is to be kept within the group and not to be discussed outside of it. 
 
2. Similarly, we would like to assure you that your personal membership details are safe and secure with us. However, by joining the online chat, your name will be visible to others. We would like to request that you do not disclose other participant’s details unless you have their permission to do so. You do not need to switch on your webcam to join the chat unless you want to. 
 
3. It is important that you feel free to share your opinions in our meetings. But any behaviour considered by the facilitator(s) to be potentially abusive, discriminatory or otherwise disruptive may result in the individual’s removal from the meeting and their potential exclusion from future meetings. 

4.The text and a few questions to prompt discussion will be circulated via email in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). However, material can be supplied in any format members wish. Please get in touch if you have any special requirements. For copyright reasons, we respectfully ask that you don’t forward this reading material to anyone who is not taking part in the meeting. 

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Dates and times for the next meeting will be uploaded in July.