Gay and lesbian history in our collection
We have a range of records in our collection that can help you study gay and lesbian history. Our research guide is full of information on using our records and those of other archives in your research.Gay and lesbian research guide: http://nationalarchives-gov.
LGBT history podcasts http://nationalarchives-gov.
Queer city: London club culture 1918-1967
2-26 March 2017
"2017 marks 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. This March, we are joining with the National Trust to re-create The Caravan, ‘London’s most bohemian rendezvous’, a queer-friendly members' club of 1934. The recreation will take place at the now well-known Freud Café-Bar – in almost the exact spot of The Caravan’s original location.
"Photographs, court reports, police papers and witness statements on The Caravan and other clubs of the era will be used to re-create the striking bohemian interior of the underground club. Selected from our extensive collection, these documents reveal great detail and insights into club culture and the everyday prejudices facing the homosexual community at the time."
Find out more about this project and book tickets
for daytime tours of Soho and very special evenings at The Caravan.
Find out more about the National Trust's LGBTQ programme
2. At the National Maritime Museum
|Stonewall was established in 1989 to combat discrimination and prejudice.|