Equality and Liberation

Hisham Pryce-Parchment

Hi, I'm Hisham (he/him), your 2021/22 Equality & Liberation Co-President.

I'll be updating my Officer Blog weekly to keep you up to date with what work I am currently engaged in.

If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to email me!

LGBTQ+ Book Club

Hello Readers! 

LGBTQ+ Book Club begins tomorrow (Thursday 7th October, 4-5PM) as a social. I encourage all those interested to bring a book you've enjoyed recently (or just come to listen) and have a big book chat. Moving forward we will all vote on a choice of text (which might not always be a full-length book) to go away and mull over before reconvening. Ahead of that conversation, you can check out the shortlist below. 

For the first month or two, we will choose from the shortlist below, but from next month we will open up the vote to texts general members might want to read. We do not plan to limit ourselves to works of fiction - play scripts, poetry, academic texts, essays, autobiographies etc. are all welcome.

Most texts will be available to view/ read online, but in the case that we cannot find an open access version, we will provide links in advance to purchase the book cheaply. Once registered as a society, the budget will be prioritised for providing these to those that might not be able to purchase themselves.  

You can vote for your favourite choice here: https://forms.gle/5cvKf26mUVnjE5CC6

 

1. The Transgender Issue, Shon Faye (2021)

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/315/315349/the-transgender-issue/9780241423141.html

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/19/the-transgender-issue-by-shon-faye-review-a-cry-for-compassion

2. Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin (1956)

https://www.waterstones.com/book/giovannis-room/james-baldwin/caryl-phillips/9780141186351

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/19/james-baldwin-giovannis-room-garth-greenwell-60th-anniversary-gay-novel

3. Glitch Feminism, Legacy Russell (2020) 

https://www.legacyrussell.com/GLITCHFEMINISM

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3668-glitch-feminism

4. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilites, Chen Chen (2017)

https://www.waterstones.com/book/when-i-grow-up-i-want-to-be-a-list-of-further-possibilities/chen-chen/jericho-brown/9781780374864

https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/product/when-i-grow-up-i-want-to-be-a-list-of-further-possibilities-1211

5. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Samantha Irby (2019) 

https://www.waterstones.com/book/we-are-never-meeting-in-real-life/samantha-irby/9780571349814

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/we-are-never-meeting-in-real-life-review-zesty-zeitgeisty-humour-with-real-insight-1.3736747

 

I look forward to seeing some of you soon! 

 

 

This webpage was last updated on: 23 Oct 2018 16:49