Independent bookshops like In Other Words were often instrumental in supporting LGBT community as well as creating a space for radical politics to thrive and people to connect.
Hello Caller: Queer lives and the rotary dial telephone
The black rotary telephone sits at the heart of my queer memories and opens lines into the queer past.
Back to Back in the Gay Village
That we can’t tie a particular case or individual to these particular back to backs shouldn’t lead us to conclude that these houses or the people who lived there stood apart from surrounding queer dynamics.
GAGS: Guildford Area Gay Society
Founded in 1977 and one of the UK’s oldest gay groups, GAGS was Surrey’s longest established LGBT community group until its demise in 2016.
302.0: Glad to be Gay
Paul Furness made the 302.0 badge using a Dymo Label Maker during the 1970s whilst working in the medical records office at Leeds General Infirmary.
Queer cakes and LGBTQ discrimination in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Where on earth would a cake become the centre of a legal and religious battle over LGBTQ rights? In Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Manchester Women’s Liberation Newsletter and the Lesbian Community
The Manchester Women’s Liberation Newsletter offers insights into Manchester’s lesbian community in the 1970s and 1980s.
Southampton’s Hidden Past and Present: An Oral History of the Gay Community
Sebastian Buckle’s oral history project, collecting the experiences of 18 gay people living in Southampton, is now held at the Southampton City Archives.
York Lesbian Arts Festival, 2000-2008: “It was like we took over the city…”
The York Lesbian Arts Festival is a significant and vibrant part of the city’s queer past.
Mary Winter: Sacked for wearing a Lesbian Liberation badge
The case of Mary Winter who was sacked by Burnley Bus Company in 1978 for wearing a Lesbian Liberation badge