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If You Want A London Library Card, Be Prepared To Answer Some Very Personal Questions
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Aug 28, 2011 09:28pm|
|News Date||Sunday, August 28, 2011 06:45:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A library in Islington, north London is asking would-be patrons a series of totally normal questions that every library asks when you go to apply for a card. |
You know, like your name, your address, whether or not you have a "hidden impairment, such as cancer, HIV, or diabetes."
But it doesn't stop there.
They are also asked, "do you consider yourself to be a Gypsy or Traveller", whether they are transgender, and: "how would you describe your sexual orientation".
The library membership form contains a section on "equalities monitoring" which asks prospective members to supply their religion, whether they are blind or deaf, or of Chinese or Vietnamese origin.
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