Pink Brick: LGBT Histories of the University of Liverpool

Over the past 40 years the political and societal attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has changed beyond recognition. Today almost all discriminatory laws and policies have been repealed and equal protection extended into all areas of life. This has been achieved by the dedicated campaigning of LGBT individuals and straight allies who have tirelessly worked to achieve equality for all.

This project sets out to chart these changes from the perspective of one institution. PINK BRICKS peers into the official records and memories of the University of Liverpool, the Liverpool Guild of Students and the staff and students who were there.

This website is accompanied by an Exhibition being held in the Victoria Gallery & Museum from the 21st February to the 19th May 2012. The contents of this exhibition are further expanded and contextualised here.

LGBT History Timeline

April Ashley MBE awarded Honorary Degree

On the 7th December 2016 the University awarded Trans pioneer April Ashley MBE and Honorary Doctorate of Laws. Watch now the introduction by the Public Orator and Aprils acceptance speech.



Feedback and contribute

Let us know what you think of this project and the Exhibition. Any comments are welcome.

If you would like to contribute to this website please contact the Diversity & Equality Team at , phone 0151 795 5558 or post to Human Resources, Hart Building, University of Liverpool.