List of News Articles
Gallery: Drag Save The King
Summary: At the start of May, the cream of London’s Drag King scene came together to prove that 2023 really is Year of the King.
Exhibition: I’M COMING OUT!
Summary: We've teamed up with BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival to curate a free exhibition celebrating queer nightlife in the city from 1975-85.
Gallery: Desire in the Archive
Summary: On 10 February, 2023, our library was home to Desire in the Archive, an anti-Valentine's Day evening that celebrated queer-flavoured desire.
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Meet the Tutors: Dr Emily Garside
Summary: We had a few questions for LGBTQ+ history tutor, Dr Emily Garside.
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Memoir Writing: Juliet Jacques on Transfabulous
Summary: Juliet Jacques will be teaching a course on memoir writing, here we share a piece she wrote for the Out and About exhibition about the impact Transfabulous had on her life.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lives from the Archives: Holly Revell
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.
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.