A journalist and a musician turned activist will be holding a talk at the LGBTQ+ Culture #RichLitFest event that is set to take place on November 15th at the Richmond Library Annexe.

Amelia Abraham will be chatting with CN Lester about the culture of the LGBTQ+ community as well as explore the realities that gay, lesbian and trans people face.

Ms Abraham will also share her own experiences that she faced along her journey.

Cllr John Coombs, Lead Member for Libraries and Culture, said:“This year’s events at Richmond Literature Festival are brilliantly diverse.

"Amelia Abraham writes for The Guardian, British Vogue and Dazed - she is a renowned journalist in her field, and we are thrilled to be able to host such an important conversation.

“Tickets are selling fast so grab one now to avoid disappointment!”

Amelia Abraham travelled to ten different countries to write her book ‘Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey through LGBTQ+ Culture’ which addresses the realities of life for LGBTQ+ people today whilst commenting on her own personal journey.

Amelia’s thought-provoking and entertaining travels see her visit the world’s biggest drag convention in LA, party on canal boats with sex workers at Amsterdam Pride, march with riot police at Pride in Serbia and stay with a genderless family in Sweden - all with the intention of exploring what it really means to be LGBTQ+ in different parts of the world in 2019.