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U. Pittsburgh Arts Department Offers LGBT Coloring Books to Students in Library

U. Pittsburgh Arts Department Offers LGBT Coloring Books to Students in Library

“The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book”

Aren’t coloring books a little insulting to people who are there to get a college education? Obviously, this was just a political stunt.

Campus Reform reports:

UPitt art center pencils in LGBT-themed coloring books

The University of Pittsburgh Arts Department is now offering students LGBT-themed coloring books in the Frick Fine Arts Library.

The books include “Drag Queens of the South”, and “The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book.” A series of coloring books on butch lesbians are also available, including “Butch Lesbians of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s” and “Butch Lesbians of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.”

Housed within the University Arts Library at Frick Hall, the coloring books are located along the back wall in the meeting rooms next to the “RESIST!” and “Lesbian Witchcraft” zines for interested students. Pitt provides colored pencils alongside the books for use.

Pitt’s library system, PITTCat+, houses over half a billion different types of content for student learning and 435 books aimed at teaching coloring for Pitt’s college students.

The collection is “for the research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, staff, and students, which includes collecting materials that represent diverse groups and interests,” Kate Joranson, head of the library, told The Pitt Maverick.

Joranson added, “we [The Frick Library Staff] support Pitt’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as a core value.”


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