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It’s a virtual time-capsule, capturing the experiences of our time, and a chronicle of the achievements and challenges of previous centuries
 
It’s a virtual time-capsule, capturing the experiences of our time, and a chronicle of the achievements and challenges of previous centuries
 
– the changing law, the amazing response to health epidemics, the  [[:Category:Newspapers and magazines | newspapers and magazines]]
 
– the changing law, the amazing response to health epidemics, the  [[:Category:Newspapers and magazines | newspapers and magazines]]
that come and go, TV programmes, [[:Category:Sports | sports]], lesbian, gay, bi and trans [[:Category:Businesses | businesses]],
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that come and go, TV programmes, [[:Category:Sports | sports]], lesbian, gay, bi and trans [[:Category:Businesses | businesses]],
arts, [[music]] and theatre, and of course [[:Category:Events | events]], [[:Category:Pubs and bars | pubs]] and  [[:Category:Clubs | clubs]].
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arts, [[music]] and theatre, [[:Category:Events | events]], [[:Category:Pubs and bars | pubs]] and  [[:Category:Clubs | clubs]], and of course the amazing diversity of [[:Category:People|people]] who have had a part in our history.
Anything you can think of that has been related to you as an LGBT  [[:Category:People| person]].
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The project was launched in June 2011 and was originally called '''The LGBT History Project'''. It was re-launched as '''The UK LGBT Archive''' in December 2015.<ref>http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbt-wiki-is-necessary-for-the-preservation-of-our-history/#gs.lSmUmxI.
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The project was launched in June 2011 and was originally called '''The LGBT History Project'''. It was re-launched as '''The UK LGBT Archive''' in December 2015.<ref>[http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbt-wiki-is-necessary-for-the-preservation-of-our-history/#gs.lSmUmxI. Jack Flanagan, "LGBT wiki is 'necessary' for the preservation of our history".] ''[[Gay Star News]]'', 5 December 2015. [http://www.webcitation.org/6dYVAKciF Archived] by WebCite® on 2015-12-05.</ref>
Jack Flanagan, "LGBT wiki is 'necessary' for the preservation of our history". ''[[Gay Star News]]'', 5 December 2015.
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Accessed: 2015-12-05. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6dYVAKciF)</ref>
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In 2015 this project became a Key Partner of [[LGBT History Month]].<ref>http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/. Accessed: 2015-11-10,
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In 2015 this project became a Key Partner of [[LGBT History Month]].<ref>[http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/. About LGBT History Month] [http://www.webcitation.org/6cvtvkjEj Archived] by WebCite® on 2015-11-10</ref> and [[CHE]] voted to support it.<ref>[http://www.c-h-e.org.uk/campaign.shtml CHE: Campaign Priorities.] [http://www.webcitation.org/6ZWPYNm1o Archived] by WebCite® on  2015-06-24.</ref> In February 2016 Ross Burgess read [[:File:Creating an online archive for LGBT history.pdf|a paper about this site]] at the LGBT History Month academic conference in Manchester.
(Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6cvtvkjEj)</ref> and [[CHE]] voted to support it.<ref>http://www.c-h-e.org.uk/campaign.shtml. Accessed: 2015-06-24. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6ZWPYNm1o)</ref> In February 2016 Ross Burgess read [[:File:Creating an online archive for LGBT history.pdf|a paper about this site]] at the LGBT History Month academic conference in Manchester. And in March we implemented short URLs on this site, so that for instance the [[Julius Caesar]] page can now be accessed at http://www.lgbtarchive.uk/wiki/Julius_Caesar instead of "<nowiki>http://www.lgbtarchive.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Julius_Caesar</nowiki>".
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By September 2017, articles on this Wiki had been viewed '''twelve million times'''.
 
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[[File:LGBT History Month 2016 logo.png|thumb|100px|"Leap of Faith" logo for LGBT History Month 2016]]
 
[[File:LGBT History Month 2016 logo.png|thumb|100px|"Leap of Faith" logo for LGBT History Month 2016]]
* browse by date: a good place to start browsing this website is '''[[Timeline of UK LGBT History]]'''; for links to some more specific timelines see [[:Category:Timelines]] – and for [[LGBT History Month]] 2016 we've started creating a new '''[[Timeline of UK LGBT Religion, Belief and Philosophy]]'''.
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* browse by date: a good place to start browsing this website is '''[[Timeline of UK LGBT History]]'''; for links to some more specific timelines see [[:Category:Timelines]] – and for [[LGBT History Month]] 2016 we created a new '''[[Timeline of UK LGBT Religion, Belief and Philosophy]]'''.
 
* browse by category: to get an overview of the range of material that we cover, go to '''[[:Category:Main categories]]'''.
 
* browse by category: to get an overview of the range of material that we cover, go to '''[[:Category:Main categories]]'''.
 
* browse by area of the country: our map on the '''[[United Kingdom]]''' page gives an overview of our geographical coverage, and our maps of [[England]], [[Scotland]], [[Wales]], and [[Northern Ireland]] give links to places round the country
 
* browse by area of the country: our map on the '''[[United Kingdom]]''' page gives an overview of our geographical coverage, and our maps of [[England]], [[Scotland]], [[Wales]], and [[Northern Ireland]] give links to places round the country
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font-weight:bold; border:1px solid green; text-align:left; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Who is writing it?</h2>
 
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| style="color:#000; padding:2px 5px 5px;" | You could be! We need more people as volunteer editors, researching and writing up new articles, or improving existing ones. If you're interested in LGBT history, or if you've been involved in some area of  LGBT life that's not well covered in our articles, we want to hear from you. We also want to hear from those that run gay clubs, businesses, venues, media – when did they start, who started them?
or improving existing ones. If you're interested in LGBT history, or if you've been involved in some area of  LGBT life that's not well covered in our articles,
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we want to hear from you. We also want to hear from those that run gay clubs, businesses, venues, media – when did they start, who started them?
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Why were they started? Who joined? The one thing that we do ask, wherever possible, is that you document the sources of the information so that other people can follow it up.
 
Why were they started? Who joined? The one thing that we do ask, wherever possible, is that you document the sources of the information so that other people can follow it up.
  
Alternatively you can write something personal to you, a "'''vox-pop'''". This could be your "coming out" story, or your experience of visiting your first gay bar.
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Alternatively you can write something personal to you, a "'''Vox Pop'''". This could be your "coming out" story, or your experience of visiting your first gay bar.
 
These first-person stories are valuable for academics who seek "qualitative primary sources". If you have been a member of a gay club,
 
These first-person stories are valuable for academics who seek "qualitative primary sources". If you have been a member of a gay club,
 
read a gay newspaper, have a memory of going out with your mates to a gay pub, we want to hear about it – wherever you are in the country.
 
read a gay newspaper, have a memory of going out with your mates to a gay pub, we want to hear about it – wherever you are in the country.
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font-weight:bold; border:1px solid blue; text-align:left; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Some recent articles</h2>
 
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|[[File:Rebecca Root.jpg|thumb|100px|Rebecca Root]]A few of the articles we've added recently:
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|[[File:Barry Davis Hamlet.jpg|thumb|200px|Barry Davis]]A few of the articles we've added recently:
*'''[[Rebecca Root]]''' ''(pictured)'' is the first trans actress to have a leading role in a British sitcom.
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*'''[[Barry Davis]]''' ''(pictured)'' was a leading expert on the Yiddish language.
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*'''[[Rebecca Root]]''' is the first trans actress to have a leading role in a British sitcom.
 
*The crime novelist '''[[Meg Elizabeth Atkins]]''' visited [[Manchester]] firms in 1966 urging them to support the decriminalisation of gay sex.
 
*The crime novelist '''[[Meg Elizabeth Atkins]]''' visited [[Manchester]] firms in 1966 urging them to support the decriminalisation of gay sex.
 
*In July 2014, '''[[Trans Pride Brighton]]''' included the country's first ever Trans Pride march.
 
*In July 2014, '''[[Trans Pride Brighton]]''' included the country's first ever Trans Pride march.
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== Some other resources ==
 
== Some other resources ==
 
Some sources of information about LGBT history
 
Some sources of information about LGBT history
* '''LGBT History Month''' http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk<br>
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* '''[http://www.lgbthistorymonth.org.uk LGBT History Month]'''
* '''LGBT History Month Scotland''' http://www.lgbthistory.org.uk <br>
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* '''[http://www.lgbthistory.org.uk LGBT History Month Scotland]'''
* Gay History and Literature by [[Rictor Norton]] http://rictornorton.co.uk/ <br>
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* [http://rictornorton.co.uk/ Gay History and Literature] by [[Rictor Norton]]<br>
* [[Hall-Carpenter Archives]] at the [[LSE]] http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/archive/holdings/lesbian_and_gay_archives.aspx <br>
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* [http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/archive/holdings/lesbian_and_gay_archives.aspx Hall-Carpenter Archives] – [[HCA]] – at the [[LSE]]
* [[Lesbian & Gay Foundation]] http://www.lgf.org.uk/ <br>
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* [http://www.lgf.org.uk/ Lesbian & Gay Foundation] – [[LGF]]
* LAGNA – [[Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive]] at the Bishopsgate Institute http://www.lagna.org.uk <br>
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* [http://www.lagna.org.uk Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive] – [[LAGNA]] – at the [[Bishopsgate Institute]]
* [[London Metropolitan Archives]] http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/
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* [http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/Pages/default.aspx London Metropolitan Archives] – [[LMA]]
* Manchester Source Guide http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/448/archives_and_local_studies/520/lgbt_source_guide/1 <br>
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* [http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/448/archives_and_local_studies/520/lgbt_source_guide/1 Manchester LGBT Source Guide]
* National Archives "Out There" http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/out-there.htm <br>
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* [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/gay-lesbian-history/ Gay and Lesbian history] at the [[National Archives]]
* Outhistory (American): http://outhistory.org/
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* [http://outhistory.org/ Outhistory (American)]
* Scarlet Collection http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/browseCombine?_collection=scarlet<br>
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* [http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/browseCombine?_collection=scarlet Scarlet Collection]
* Stradivarius http://www.kemglen.talktalk.net/stradivarius/OurHistory18cent.htm<br>
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* [http://www.kemglen.talktalk.net/stradivarius/OurHistory18cent.htm Stradivarius]
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* [http://queerbio.com/ QueerBio.com] (see [[QueerBio.com]])
  
 
==Copyright issues and reuse==
 
==Copyright issues and reuse==

Latest revision as of 16:51, 9 February 2019

Time capsule with LGBT Archive logo, labelled "Arts", "Sport", "Business", "Pubs & Clubs", "Health", "Press", "People"
LGBT Archive time capsule

The UK LGBT Archive records the the history and memories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living in the UK.

It’s a virtual time-capsule, capturing the experiences of our time, and a chronicle of the achievements and challenges of previous centuries – the changing law, the amazing response to health epidemics, the newspapers and magazines that come and go, TV programmes, sports, lesbian, gay, bi and trans businesses, arts, music and theatre, events, pubs and clubs, and of course the amazing diversity of people who have had a part in our history.

The project was launched in June 2011 and was originally called The LGBT History Project. It was re-launched as The UK LGBT Archive in December 2015.[1]

In 2015 this project became a Key Partner of LGBT History Month.[2] and CHE voted to support it.[3] In February 2016 Ross Burgess read a paper about this site at the LGBT History Month academic conference in Manchester.

By September 2017, articles on this Wiki had been viewed twelve million times.

Finding information

There are several ways to find information on this site. Note that anywhere you see a word or phrase in blue, you can click on it and be taken to the item in question. If you see words in red, they are links to an article that hasn't been written yet.

"Leap of Faith" logo for LGBT History Month 2016

Who is writing it?

You could be! We need more people as volunteer editors, researching and writing up new articles, or improving existing ones. If you're interested in LGBT history, or if you've been involved in some area of LGBT life that's not well covered in our articles, we want to hear from you. We also want to hear from those that run gay clubs, businesses, venues, media – when did they start, who started them?

Why were they started? Who joined? The one thing that we do ask, wherever possible, is that you document the sources of the information so that other people can follow it up.

Alternatively you can write something personal to you, a "Vox Pop". This could be your "coming out" story, or your experience of visiting your first gay bar. These first-person stories are valuable for academics who seek "qualitative primary sources". If you have been a member of a gay club, read a gay newspaper, have a memory of going out with your mates to a gay pub, we want to hear about it – wherever you are in the country. If you’ve never done anything gay, because there was nothing in your area, or you were too scared, we want to hear about that too! We've got a small number of articles with Vox Pop entries, and would welcome some more.

The Articles needed page gives a list of items that we think out to be written up, but don't yet have their own articles. We would also very much like some information about the remaining small number of Districts with no LGBT history any help on these would be very welcome. See Category:Stubs.

For more about contributing to this Wiki, see LGBT Archive:Writing for this Wiki.

Some recent articles

Barry Davis
A few of the articles we've added recently:

For a full list of recent additions, see New Pages.

Did you know?

Edward White Benson
  • Edward White Benson (pictured), Archbishop of Canterbury, is thought to have been a repressed homosexual; his wife, his brother-in-law, and five of his children were almost certainly gay or lesbian.
  • Chelsea Manning, American soldier serving 35 years in gaol for leaking military secrets, went to school in Haverfordwest.
  • the poet Lord Byron swam from Europe to Asia in 1810, which is said to have started the sport of open water swimming.
  • Sir Winston Churchill was accused in 1895 of "gross immorality of the Oscar Wilde type".
  • The Ladies of Llangollen eloped from their families in 1780 and lived together for the rest of their lives.
  • Sex between men was illegal in the Isle of Man until 1992.
  • the sixth century King Maelgwn of Gwynedd in North Wales was described as "addicted very much to the detestable vice of sodomy".
  • In 1981 the London Pride march was moved to Huddersfield.
  • The former Spitfire pilot and racing driver Robert Cowell had gender reassignment surgery in 1951, becoming Roberta Cowell.
  • In the 18th century, gay lovers Stephen Fox and John Hervey were both MPs and subsequently members of the House of Lords.

Some other resources

Some sources of information about LGBT history

Copyright issues and reuse

All text in this wiki is freely reusable with certain provisos - see LGBT Archive:Copyrights. Some of the images may be subject to copyright restrictions. See LGBT Archive:Illustrations. Please email us if you consider we have infringed your copyright.

References

  1. Jack Flanagan, "LGBT wiki is 'necessary' for the preservation of our history". Gay Star News, 5 December 2015. Archived by WebCite® on 2015-12-05.
  2. About LGBT History Month Archived by WebCite® on 2015-11-10
  3. CHE: Campaign Priorities. Archived by WebCite® on 2015-06-24.