First LGBTQ+ magazine hits the Vision Australia Library catalogue

22 October 2021

In a history-making moment, the Vision Australia Library has added an LGBTQ+ exclusive content magazine to its catalogue for the first time ever.

The monthly UK magazine, Gay Times, focuses on contemporary LGBTQ+ life, culture, music, fashion, activism and community.   

A magazine cover featuring the words Gay Times and Phoebe Bridgers and the image of a woman's face

Caption: The cover of a recent edition of Gay Times, featuring musician Phoebe Bridgers.

Sarah Bloedorn, Vision Australia Library acting manager said the Library is thrilled to have Gay Times in its catalogue, as it heralds a positive step toward true inclusivity.

“Our library members are from diverse communities and we’re proud to reflect this diversity in our catalogue. Ensuring access to a wide range of educational and recreational reading is a critical way of achieving inclusivity,” Sarah said.

“We will keep actively seeking to add other LGBTQ+ magazines to our catalogue, particularly those published in Australia.”

Gay Times is available in Daisy Audio (synthetic), eBraille and Daisy Text

LGBTQ+ content in the Vision Australia Library

The Vision Australia Library has range of LGBTQ+ content in its book catalogue.

Growing Up Queer In Australia: Edited by Benjamin Law 

Voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. Available in DAISY

Ghost Wife by Michelle Dicinoski

A funny, heart-warming and brave memoir. Available in DAISY

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

The story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at the Italian Riviera. Available in DAISY

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

A coming-of-age story about a lesbian girl growing up in an English Pentecostal community. Available in DAISY

Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave

A memoir of a 15 year love affair. Available in DAISY

Don’t see a title you love here? The Vision Australia Library will be promoting new content over the coming months through newsletters, social media and through its radio program Hear This.

Not a member of the Vision Australia Library? Membership is free and available to anyone with a print disability. Find out more at the Vision Australia Library webpage or call 1300 654 656.