Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) histories are embedded in the buildings and landscapes all around us. The Pride of Place project uncovers and celebrates places of LGBTQ heritage across England, from the frontiers of Roman Britain to the pubs and clubs that remain important in our lives today.
|Pride of Place is a Historic England initiative led by historians and scholars at Leeds Beckett University. It began to identify the locations and landscapes associated with England's LGBTQ heritage.
As the public body responsible for the historic environment, Historic England is committed to bringing greater attention to the histories of marginalised, under-researched and under-represented groups, whose contribution to making our history has not yet been properly acknowledged. Pride of Place aims to help achieve this. Its specific goals are:
• To identify, document, and increase awareness of the significance of LGBTQ histories and heritage
• To engage community members, the heritage sector and scholars in documenting locations of LGBTQ heritage by identifying sites and recording these histories for the future
• To identify key LGBTQ heritage sites for potential inclusion on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) and amend existing entries on the NHLE with important LGBTQ histories
• To nominate buildings or landscapes for consideration for local heritage listing
• To encourage the management of public heritage sites to include LGBTQ histories in their interpretive content as a key part of engaging with the public
You can plot your own LGBTQ heritage places on our interactive map.