Liver building with pride flag

LGBT+ map

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) histories and heritage are everywhere. Pride of Place is a Historic England initiative to identify the locations and landscapes associated with England's LGBT+ heritage.

This ground-breaking research project aims to uncover the untold queer histories of buildings and places people have lived alongside for generations.

Led by a team of historians at Leeds Beckett University’s Centre for Culture and the Arts, people can give examples of the buildings and places special to them. From the private houses of trailblazing individuals, to the much loved local gay bar, and everything in between.

The result is a map of England that plots the multitude of buildings across the country with a sometimes hidden, sometimes public, LGBT+ history.


Ian McKellen on front cover of 1988 Gay Times magazine

February: UK LGBT History Month, a guest post by Darren Mooney

Special Collections and Archives at the University wrote a blog about Pink Brick for LGBT+ History Month

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