Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Pride Of Place: Stately Homos Of England

Raid on fancy dress ball, Temperance Hall, Manchester, 1880.
We are teaming up with Leeds Beckett University and experts nationwide to explore and celebrate the relationship between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) history and the country's historic buildings and spaces.

The project aims to show that LGBTQ heritage is a fundamental and fascinating part of our national heritage. It will also improve knowledge of, and access to, this history through images, archive materials and stories that focus on the huge range of places and spaces lived, loved, worked and played in by LGBTQ people through the centuries.

The researchers will work with community groups, LGBTQ advisory groups and the general public, using crowd-sourcing as a technique for people across England to name important 'queer' buildings and places.

Plot your own LGBTQ heritage places on our interactive map and see what buildings and landscapes others are remembering...

Through the Generations
Ten LGBTQ buildings with a fascinating past.

My Pride of Place
We asked celebrities and campaigners to tell us what their Pride of Place is.

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