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Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens
Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire. It owed its growth to the steel industry, including specialist products such as stainless steel and cutlery. it is home to the Crucible and Lyceum theatres.

LGBT History

Sheffield University Homophile Society was founded in June 1970, and Sheffield CHE Group was founded in 1971.

CHE held an annual conference in Sheffield in 1975.
Unidentified young man at the CHE Conference 1975 (LSE HCA Archive)

In the 1970s and 80s The Cossack in Howard Street was a gay pub.

In 1982 Sheffield hosted a Gay Festival, known as Gayfest, which had 450 people registered as attending [1].

Sheffield Gay Pride is held in early June.

Out Aloud, Sheffield's gay choir, was founded in 2006.

The Sheena Amos Youth Trust (SAYiT) is a sexual health charity for young people.


  1. Gay News issue 249 September 16 1982 pp6-7 'Gay Festival at Sheffield August 27-30'