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LGBT+ History Links

We’ve created this list of links about LGBT+ history for you to explore.

LGBT Midlands  is a fabulous blog featuring stories of local LGBT+ people discovered in old records

The UK LGBT Archive records the the history and memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the UK.

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Gay News launched in May 1972. This archive of early editions is a rich source of material about the history of LGBT+ rights in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s –

The UK’s first and only LGBTQ+ museum –

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.

The British Museum Desire, Love, Identity trail highlights 15 objects that have a connection with LGBTQ history.  You can follow the trail online

Find out more about the lives of England’s LGBTQ+ people and their important place in the stories of English Heritage sites.

Gateway to the Past is an online catalogue of the local archives held in the Staffordshire Record Office, Stoke on Trent City Archives, William Salt Library and the Staffordshire County Museum. These are general records that can be used for research, the catalogues do not currently have an index for LGBT+ material

Work is underway to compile a catalogue of LGBT+ material in the local Stoke and Staffordshire archives.

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