Check out some of the highlights of events and features Manchester Libraries have planned for LGBTQ History Month. These include bestselling authors, a talk on Queer history and a new collection of 100’s of LGBTQ books, ebooks and audio books for you to borrow for free.

100’s of new LGBTQ books

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with the latest books and e-books for you to download or borrow from your local library. Discover the full list here.

Hanya Yanagihara in conversation.

Wednesday 23 February 6.30pm Central Library

Hanya Yanagihara, author of the million-copy bestseller ‘A Little Life’, introduces her incredible new novel ‘To Paradise’.

We’re thrilled to be welcoming Hanya Yanagihara, author of the modern classic ‘A Little Life’, to Manchester for one of just four UK dates celebrating the release of her phenomenal new book To Paradise, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia. Hanya will be in conversation with Kamila Shamsie. More information and tickets available here

Masterclass: Queer History by Prof Charles Upchurch

Thursday 24 February 4pm Central Library


Charles’s illustrated talk will introduce the background to his latest book “Beyond the Law”. A fascinating revelation of the previously hidden and remarkable episode of protest and campaigning for a more tolerant and accepting society.

Charles is the author of groundbreaking studies into 19th century same-sex desire and sexuality. More information and tickets available here.

Okechukwu Nzelu: Here Again Now Book Launch

Thursday 10 March 6.30pm Central Library

We’re delighted to host the launch of Okechukwu Nzelu’s latest book HERE AGAIN NOW – a heart-breaking and immensely uplifting novel about lovers, fathers and sons which shows the power of family – both the one into which we are born and those we choose for ourselves. Okechukwu will be in conversation with Andrew McMillan. More information and tickets available here.

Download the latest LGBTQ digital magazines.

Titles include Gay Times, Out and Attitude. You just need your library card to register. Each new issue will then be available for you to download for free to your device. Search our full collection of digital magazines here.