Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with the RCN Library and Archive
Join us for LGBTQ+ History Month in February to explore the impact of homelessness on young people’s healthcare.
You can also watch some of the interviews from last year’s Inclusion Cafe online. In LGBTQ+ History Month 2021, we interviewed Rachael Ridley about her experiences of transitioning while working as a nurse and discussed stories of patient care (and failings) from Christine Burns’ Trans Britain, which you can find as an eBook in the Library and Archive collections. For more reading around LGBTQ+ healthcare, check out our subject guide.
Our exhibitions also showcase the diversity of LGBTQ+ nursing. In Hidden in Plain Sight, you can read the story of Cathlin du Sautoy and Lady Hermione Blackwood, who adopted two French orphans as a couple while working together in France at the end of the First World War. Our Pandemic! exhibition also explored research by Dr Tommy Dickinson on the work of LGBTQ+ nurses during the HIV/AIDS crisis. You can also watch our interview with Dr Dickinson on his research into the unsettling history of aversion therapy, from his book Curing Queers.
Page last updated - 17/02/2022