Welcome to the LGBT Archive: the encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history in the United Kingdom. It was started in June 2011 as the “LGBT History Project” and today it contains over 3,600 articles, covering British LGBT life from the 1st Century BC right up to the current day. The site has been viewed over five million times.
Click the time capsule below to enter the site. You can then search for a particular subject using the search box, or explore the UK’s LGBT history through time via our Timelines or by district, using our clickable maps of the countries of the United Kingdom. Or you can just click Recent changes to see what our editors have been doing recently, or Random page to see what comes up.
LGBT History Month is celebrated throughout February each year. Each year LGBT History Month celebrates a different aspect of LGBT life. In 2012 we celebrated achievements in Sport, so we created a Timeline of UK LGBT Sport; in 2013, Science: Timeline of UK LGBT Science; 2014, Music: Timeline of UK LGBT Music. The theme for 2016 is Religion, Belief and Philosophy.
This wiki has now received over 34,000 edits and five million page views, and been upgraded to a WikiFactor of 16. A WikiFactor is a measure of the importance of a wikisite, and shows that at least 16 of the articles have been viewed over 16,000 times.
Browse thousands of years of LGBT UK history, or add your own by setting up a free account, and start writing today. There are lots of subjects still waiting to have articles written about them.
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