Swedish library ‘lends’ out gays, minorities (PlanetOut)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 / 02:02 PM

This summer a Swedish library is offering to lend out representatives of minority groups, including lesbian and gay people, in a bid to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

The real-life lending system will also include religious leaders and members of ethnic minorities, in a bid to help minorities and local people mix.

Organized by Malmo Library, those taking part in the scheme will be able to take their lent representatives outside for a 45-minute conversation about their beliefs, culture and way of life. (more…)