Plymouth, on Devon’s south coast, is not typically thought of as a ‘queer’ centre, but it has a long history as a port city with its own LGBTQ past. Today, Plymouth is a centre in southwest England, a focus for men and women across Cornwall and Devon.

Queer Beyond London has teamed up with Historic England’s Pride of Place initiative to map LGBTQ heritage across England. Use the map below to explore Plymouth’s queer past, and add your own locations.




The Plymouth and West Devon Record Office is the principal archive repository within Plymouth and the West Devon area. It exists to collect and preserve the historical records of the area and to promote and encourage their use by all who want to study them.



Front Page Image Credit: ‘The Hoe‘, Mark Robinson, Flickr Creative Commons.

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