Hearty congratulations from Queer Beyond London to The New Penny, Leeds on the occasion of its significance to the city’s LGBTQ history being acknowledged with a Blue Plaque.

Leeds Civic Trust and sponsors Leeds City Council announce the unveiling of a plaque, which celebrates the historic contribution made by The New Penny to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Community.

Leeds Pride (Flickr Creative Commons: Terry George)

Deputy Leader and Leeds City Council’s LGB&T* Champion, Cllr James Lewis will unveil the plaque which reads as follows:

The New Penny

This late Victorian public house was formerly known as the Hope and Anchor. Since 1953 it has provided a safe venue for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* community both before and following the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in 1967. Renamed The New Penny in 1975, it is one of the longest continually running LGB&T* venues in the UK.

Plaque Unveiling to commemorate The New Penny,
57-59 Call Lane, LS1 7BT
Wednesday 19th October 2016, 5pm


Blue Plaque for The New Penny
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  • October 19, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff. My first ever gay bar. Such fond memories


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