The UK LGBT Archive records the the history and memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the UK.
It’s a virtual time-capsule, capturing the experiences of our time, and a chronicle of the achievements and challenges of previous centuries – the changing law, the amazing response to health epidemics, the newspapers and magazines that come and go, TV programmes, sports, lesbian, gay, bi and trans businesses, arts, music and theatre, events, pubs and clubs, and of course the amazing diversity of people who have had a part in our history.
The project was launched in June 2011 and was originally called The LGBT History Project. It was re-launched as The UK LGBT Archive in December 2015.
In 2015 this project became a Key Partner of LGBT History Month. and CHE voted to support it. In February 2016 Ross Burgess read a paper about this site at the LGBT History Month academic conference in Manchester. And in March we implemented short URLs on this site, so that for instance the Julius Caesar page can now be accessed at http://www.lgbtarchive.uk/wiki/Julius_Caesar instead of "http://www.lgbtarchive.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Julius_Caesar".
Some other resources
Some sources of information about LGBT history
- LGBT History Month http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk
- LGBT History Month Scotland http://www.lgbthistory.org.uk
- Gay History and Literature by Rictor Norton http://rictornorton.co.uk/
- Hall-Carpenter Archives at the LSE http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/archive/holdings/lesbian_and_gay_archives.aspx
- Lesbian & Gay Foundation http://www.lgf.org.uk/
- LAGNA – Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive at the Bishopsgate Institute http://www.lagna.org.uk
- London Metropolitan Archives http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/
- Manchester Source Guide http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/448/archives_and_local_studies/520/lgbt_source_guide/1
- National Archives "Out There" http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/out-there.htm
- Outhistory (American): http://outhistory.org/
- Scarlet Collection http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/browseCombine?_collection=scarlet
- Stradivarius http://www.kemglen.talktalk.net/stradivarius/OurHistory18cent.htm
Copyright issues and reuse
All text in this wiki is freely reusable with certain provisos - see LGBT Archive:Copyrights. Some of the images may be subject to copyright restrictions. See LGBT Archive:Illustrations. Please email us if you consider we have infringed your copyright.
- http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbt-wiki-is-necessary-for-the-preservation-of-our-history/#gs.lSmUmxI. Jack Flanagan, "LGBT wiki is 'necessary' for the preservation of our history". Gay Star News, 5 December 2015. Accessed: 2015-12-05. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6dYVAKciF)
- http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/. Accessed: 2015-11-10, (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6cvtvkjEj)
- http://www.c-h-e.org.uk/campaign.shtml. Accessed: 2015-06-24. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6ZWPYNm1o)