IDAHOBIT: VU Library book display & online guide

Footscray Park Library will display resources that support LGBTIQA+ inclusion and belonging as part of IDAHOBIT.
Wednesday 15 May 2024

To mark the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May, learn about LGBTIQA+ inclusion with library resources on display at Footscray Park Library and online.

Build LGBTIQA+ inclusion and belonging in your learning, teaching or research with the library resources on display at Footscray Park Library (Level 2, Building P) and online in our LGBTIQA+ Library Guide.

Book display

View a selection of books about the experiences of the LGBTIQA+ community and how to support inclusion and belonging. The books are on display till 31 May and are available for borrowing – just ask at the Library service desk.

The books on display include:

  • George:  a novel about a transgender child.
  • What’s the T?:  this book explains what it means to be a young transgender or non-binary person in the twenty-first century.
  • A Culturally Proficient Response to LGBT communities:  this book focuses on the tools of cultural proficiency to boost empathy and improve learning environments.
  • Queer Youth Culture:  this collection of work relates to queer youth cultures and community, impact of popular culture on queer youth and queer youth political advocacy. 
  • Dignity for all – safeguarding LGBT students:  this book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes to help educational leaders foster a more caring culture.

Online Library guide

Gain an understanding of LGBTIQA+ communities and issues, provide support, or undertake LGBTIQA+ research with the books, journals, databases, videos listed in our LGBTIQA+ Library Guide.

The library guide also includes: 

  • glossary for the definition of the terms related to sexuality, gender identity and gender expression 
  • information about VU Pride Network
  • links for services and support.

To access online resources, log in with your MyVU username and password. 


Read books about the challenges faced by the LGBTIQA+ community.

Non-fiction books cover topics such as:

  • gender at work
  • transgender people’s experiences
  • trans studies
  • LGBT studies
  • growing up queer
  • new sexuality studies.

Fiction books, young adult reading and children’s literature depict experiences related to:

  • romance
  • coming out
  • family.

Journals & databases

Expand your knowledge with selected journals, magazines and databases.

Journals cover topics such as:

  • transgender health
  • bisexuality
  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • homosexuality.

Magazines include Gay Times, Lesbian News, Whosover and The Advocate, and databases include LGBT Studies in Video as well as both general and discipline specific databases.

Videos & movies

Watch videos and movies such as:

  • In Full Bloom
  • Intersexion
  • Out at Work
  • The Adventures of Priscilla – Queen of the Desert
  • The Birdcage
  • Holding the Man.