Publishers Penguin Random House has taken to the streets of central London this week to march in support of Pride, an annual event marking the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.
This year was the year’s fiftieth anniversary and Penguin Random House UK was in partnership with Stonewall to celebrate the importance of representation of LGBTQ people in literature and the progressions of LGBT equality through literature.
Penguin Random House waved rainbow flags and banners at the march, plus banners containing the words ‘You’re as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else’, handing out Pride themed bookmarks to the crowds as they pass.
The showing of support at Pride followed Penguin Random House’s support of the LGBTQ community in recent years. Last year the publisher launched “Penguin Pride” a campaign to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer author community. This year PRH is also running the Pride Book Club as part of Penguin’s teen community and have suggested 10 essential LGBTQ books for your library, reproduced for you below.
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