Shetland Events Mark LGBT History Month

by Alastair Hamilton -

LGBT History Month, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture and the diversity of all of society, has been marked by a range of events in Shetland.

The month is a feature of the calendar in many countries around the world, including the UK, every February. In the islands, the Shetland Library has had a display highlighting books and DVDs with an LGBT theme and Shetland College library is also promoting LGBT publications and electronic resources. A display in the college canteen features prominent LGBT people in popular culture as well as information about Stonewall and the LGBT Scotland Helpline.

NHS Shetland has produced a leaflet on LGBT health, available at health centres, the hospital, Shetland Library and Mareel. Shetland Arts are showing recent LGBT-themed films at Mareel, including the critically lauded Blue is the Warmest Colour and the acclaimed documentary Les Invisibles on Wednesday 5th March.

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