LGBTQA+ History Month gives us all the opportunity to learn and educate each other about the wonderful contributions that LGBTQA+ people have made throughout time and space.
Visit The British Library's LGBTQ Histories collection. From the 1500s to today, this site charts the struggles for love, identity and legislative change faced by LGBTQ communities in the UK.
Find out more about the lives of England’s LGBTQ people and their important place in the stories of English Heritage sites, LGBTQ+ History.
Look at Historic England's Pride of Place map - Queer heritage is everywhere. What we today call Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) histories are embedded in the buildings and landscapes all around us. Pride of Place uncovers and celebrates places of LGBTQ heritage across England, ranging from the frontiers of Roman Britain to the gay pubs and clubs that remain important in our lives today. A largely crowd-sourced map of LGBT+ history, including a number of sites in Mile End, Stepney Green and across the UK.
The Bishopsgate Institute is home to a huge range of LGBT+ resources, including thousands of journals, books, banners, badges, t-shirts, memorabilia, oral histories, written personal accounts, private papers, reports, postcards, posters, press clippings, photographs and more on individuals and organisations important to understanding and celebrating LGBT+ history, politics and culture. The collections include the archives of organisations such as Stonewall, Switchboard and Outrage!. Access the catalogue and find out more about this incredible repository of LGBT+ history.
Below is a list of recommended resources/reading for those interested in learning more about LGBTQA+ identities and experiences both in the UK and internationally. Thanks to colleagues from Queen Mary’s School of History for putting together this list.