This list of books, films and podcasts are provided as a resource to engage with the topics of racial equality.
Loveless by Alice Oseman – Alice is the gift that keeps on giving. Loveless follows Georgia as she attempts to navigate Uni life at Durham and discovers other forms of non-romantic love (Includes queer, lesbian, bisexual and aro-ace representation)
Everyone Knows I Am A Haunting by Shivanee Ramlochan (Poetry) – This mesmerising poetry anthology interweaves Hindu/Trinidadian folklore with grander explorations of gender, sexuality and colonialism
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? By Jeanette Winterson – A heartbreakingly intimate memoir that encapsulates Winterson’s life, beginning as an adoptee of an orthodox Christian household in working-class in 60s/70s Manchester
PRIDE (Warchus, 2014) – Uplifting story about the collaboration between London based gay and lesbian activists and a rural mining village in Wales during the mining strikes of 1984
Moonlight (Jenkins, 2016) – Organised into three connected chapters of life, audiences follow Chiron, a young black man growing up in Hawaii, whose journey into adulthood is aided by the guidance of the community that raised him.
Kinky Boots (Jarrold, 2005) - Charlie inherits his families shoe factory business in Northampton. However, a chance encounter with drag-queen cabaret singer Lola inspires a new, seductive line of footwear at the factory – 12 inch heeled boots.
Heartstopper (Lyn, 2022) – A coming-of-age tale, based on the popular comics, that follows a group of teenagers as they navigate school and life. (Includes gay, bisexual, lesbian, trans and aroace representation)
A League of their Own (Graham and Jacobson, 2022) – An American comedy-drama that follows a group of WWII All-American professional women’s baseball players as they navigate across a rapidly changing U.S. (Includes queer, bisexual and butch identity representation)
POSE (Murphy, Canals and Falchuk, 2019) – Revolving around the evolution of New York City’s ball culture, an LGBTQ+ ball fixture, Bianca, starts her own house and turns mother to a gifted dancer and sex worker
Magnus Archives (Podcast) – A fiction based horror podcast featuring the newly appointed Head Archivist of the Magnus Institue, Jonathon Sims, trying to deal with the mess left behind by his predecessor, and realising that the spooky stories he's having to archive may be a lot less fake than he believed.