Purple Prose debuts at Leicester Pride

Posted by er134 at Sep 01, 2016 12:02 PM |
New book on bisexuality co-curated by University of Leicester staff member will feature on University stand at LGBT event on Saturday 3 September

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 1 September 2016

Image of Grant Denkinson and book press sheet available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g74fc8452nelu25/AAANAqBVxTwLI-Ds-6icHXJAa?dl=0

A new book on bisexuality co-curated by a University of Leicester staff member will feature on the University’s stand at Leicester Pride on Saturday 3 September 2016.

Grant Denkinson, Research Archive Manager at the University of Leicester, has co-curated the non-monogamies chapter of Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain - an anthology looking at all the aspects of the day-to-day and night-to-night life of a bisexual person in the UK.

The book’s editor Kate Harrad will join Grant and other University staff members at Leicester Pride in Victoria Park, where copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Hailed as the ‘first of its kind’, the book has been written for and by bisexual people in the UK and includes a wide range of experience through interview, essays, poems and stories and has also been described as ‘wonderfully intimate, relevant and honest’.

Grant Denkinson has worked at the University of Leicester for 13 years: first in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and more recently in the David Wilson Library where he supports researchers with all aspects of Open Scholarship and Research Data Management.

He has been actively involved as a volunteer community organiser with the bisexual movement and wider LGBT+ equality issues and is co-chair of the staff LGBT forum.

He said: “I'm very pleased that the first event after the launch of the new UK bisexuality book 'Purple Prose' is Leicester LGBT Pride. Our University stall features Purple Prose and hosts editor Kate Harrad which underlines the ongoing commitment from University of Leicester to all equalities and to full engagement with the wider community.”

Leicester Pride is Leicester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival, held at the beginning of September each year. The event starts at 12 noon with a parade through the city centre leading to the festival site on Victoria Park which features a range of entertainment including live singers, dance acts and cabaret.

For more information about Leicester Pride, visit: http://www.leicesterpride.com/

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For more information contact Grant Denkinson at: gd41@leicester.ac.uk

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