List of News Articles

  1. Gallery: Out and About! Exhibition Opening

    Summary: Bishopsgate Institute has taken over The Curve at Barbican, with an archive installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history.

    3 min read

  2. The Many Colours of LGBTQ+ Pride

    Summary: Every day in February, for LGBTQ+ History Month, on social media we shared some of the flags that represent the different identities in the LGBTQ+ community. Here, we collect them together, as well as speak with artist Guillaume Vandame about his installation, symbol, that celebrates their power.

    5 min read

  3. Dragging the Archive: Preserve drag king history

    Summary: We opened the doors of our library to welcome the drag king community of London. Dragging the Archive blended panel discussions with drag performances, socialising with zine and badge making.

    6 min read

  4. Lives from the Archives: Holly Revell

  5. Gallery: A-Z of LGBTQ+ London

    Summary: We've been celebrating this year's Pride Month with an A-Z tour of LGBTQ+ London on our social media.

  6. Gallery: The LGBTQ+ community and Section 28

    Summary: Today marks the anniversary of the Section 28 legislation being introduced, which banned the "promotion of homosexuality" by local authorities in 1988. This meant schools and councils were unable to provide young LGBTQ+ people with help.

  7. Gallery: The Gay Liberation Front & Pride

    Summary: Britain’s first Pride was held in 1972, organised by the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Pride marches have since marked several key moments in LGBTQ+ history, and we're excited to share with you previously unseen images of the second ever Pride.

  8. Event: OUTing the Past

    Summary: In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month this year, we were pleased to welcome back Sue Sanders and OUTing the Past for an online event.

  9. Gallery: London's LGBTQ+ nightlife

    Summary: London is often seen as a haven for the LGBTQ+ community, with queer nightlife providing a chance for connection, community, and escapism.

  10. Lives from the Archives: Dan Glass (LGBTQ+ activist)

    Summary: Dan founded "Queer Tours of London", which shine a light on London's rich LGBTQ+ history.

  11. Lives from the Archives: Natasha Walker (Co-Chair of Switchboard)

    Summary: Switchboard is an LGBTQ+ Helpline that was established in 1974 as “London Gay Switchboard” and took its first call on 4 March.