Pride of Place: A Guide to Understanding and Protecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Heritage

Bengry, Justin; Bevan, Robert and Morrice, Richard. 2016. Pride of Place: A Guide to Understanding and Protecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Heritage. Historic England, September 2016, London. [Other]

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Historic England set up the Pride of Place project to reinforce the LGBTQ presence in the country’s heritage record. Pride of Place aims to uncover new locations associated with England’s LGBTQ past, and to revisit existing heritage sites and consider their LGBTQ significance. This history has often been hidden, marginalised or suppressed, so the LGBTQ presence in the historical and heritage record, the necessary protection for LGBTQ heritage places, and the LGBTQ contribution to places valued by the wider community may have been overlooked. These include homes and public places where LGBTQ people acted on their same-sex love and desire, or where they crossed gender to pass as a different sex. Theatres, town halls and churches; pubs, parks and streets are just some of the kinds of places that may be part of LGBTQ heritage. More information on Pride of Place can be found at The site includes an online exhibition exploring some of these heritage issues and the terminology involved.

This advice is for local planning authorities and consultants, archivists, local studies librarians and heritage custodians, as well as individuals and communities. This advice offers assistance in researching the LGBTQ history and significance of buildings and sites, and in ensuring that significant LGBTQ historic places are recognised through the formal heritage

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LGBTQ, Historic England, Pride of Place, historic environment, queer history, queer heritage

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1 September 2016

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13 Nov 2017 12:46

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29 Apr 2020 16:41


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