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British Library: Helps the Public to Explore LGBTQ History

Category: community, LGBTQ, LGBT Community, British Library, struggle, article, resource, LGBT history, legislative

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Retrace the struggles for love, identity and legislative change

From the 1500s to today, retrace the struggles for love, identity and legislative change faced by LGBTQ communities in the UK with our new free online resource.

Explore the experiences and stories captured in our collections through interviews, articles and original manuscripts, photographs and letters. From Arena Three, Britain’s first lesbian magazine, and oral histories of love, identity and activism, to articles exploring transgender identities throughout the last 500 years, uncover the history of LGBTQ communities in the UK here.

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