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Leeds Cultural Conversations

‘Pride of Place: LGBTQ Histories and Heritage’

‘Pride of Place: LGBTQ Histories and Heritage’

Pride of Place: England's LBGTQ Heritage

Pride of Place is a ground-breaking research project exploring the relationship between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) heritage and the built environment. The project shoes how LGBTQ heritage is a fundamental part of our national heritage and seeks to improve knowledge of, and access to, this history. 

This collaborative project with Historic England investigates the buildings and places associated with LGBTQ history, including the private house of influential individuals, urban gay bars and the first UK venues to host equal marriage ceremonies.

Using innovative crowdsourcing and mapping techniques, the result is a map of England that identifies locations and landscapes across the country that hold a sometimes hidden, sometimes public, LGBTQ significance and history.

Research team:

Professor Alison Oram 

Professor Ian Strange

Justin Bengry

Dr Bronwen Edward

Claire Hayward

Robert Bevan 

More information can be found on the project web page.

An interactive map can be viewed here.

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