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Nottingham Council House
Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands. It is now a unitary authority within the ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire. During the industrial revolution it became famous for lace-making, bicycle and tobacco industries.

LGBT history

A local gay group, MAF-MAN was set up in 1968, and was re-founded in 1970 as Nottingham CHE Group.[1]

In 1977 the CHE conference was held in Nottingham.

In Dec 1984 the city hosted the Lesbian and Gay Youth Movement Winter Festival, attended by over 100 young people and including a civic reception hosted by the Council and attended by the Lord Mayor [2].
Gay Nottingham no 10 1985 (courtesy LSE Hall Carpenter Archives)

Local LGBT facilities and groups include:

People who were born or lived in Nottingham include:

Nottingham Pride is held in July.


  1. Amiable Warriors Volume One, pages 279–280.
  2. Gay Nottingham Issue 10 1985 (in Hall Carpenter archives, London School of Economics HCA/Journals/280D)