Recently, we here in the Music, Film & Audio Department (at the Carnegie Main library) were able to create a special LGBTQ film collection—mostly due to the support and generous donation of local group The Queer Video Vault.
We already owned quite a few LGBTQ titles, but until recently they did not have their own space in the library, making them difficult to browse.
In the coming months, some 200+ titles will be added to this special collection, thanks to the lovely folks at The Queer Video Vault. From their website:
“The Queer Video Vault is a collection of nearly 350 queer videos from the former Dreaming Ant. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Main) hosts the majority of the collection and rental will be available for free for all library card holders. The Big Idea Bookstore hosts a smaller collection and rental is free with sliding scale membership. We host regular screenings to build queer community in Pittsburgh.”
Pittsburgh is lucky to have a positive group like this supporting our library, and we look forward to hopefully collaborating with them in the future on special screenings and film guides.
Happy viewing and happy pride week!
4 responses to “LGBTQ Videos for All”
A wonderful thing to do. Hopefully other libraries follow suit, including those in schools.
Hi Lizzy, rest assured that borrowing DVDs is still free at the library. Thanks for pointing that out though, as the Video Vault folks might want to change the wording to make it less confusing. Many thanks!
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