Libraries Guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) resources

Other sources held in the North West

  • Oldham Local Studies and Archives are looking to collect archives and experiences of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and living, studying or working in Oldham.
  • North West Film Archive holds some film archives relating to the LGBT community in the North West. A catalogue of their holdings can also be searched.
  • Labour History Archive and Study Centre - the People's History Museum is the national centre for the collection, conservation, interpretation and study of material relating to the history of working people in Britain. The Labour History Archive and Study Centre is the only specialist repository for the political wing of the Labour movement. It holds records for working class political organisations from the Chartists to New Labour. Its collections include the papers of Peter Tatchell, 1971 to 1999 (ref TAT), and records of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, 1984 to 1987 (ref LGSM).
  • Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre are collecting archives and experiences of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and living, studying or working in Tameside.
  • Lancashire Archives is actively building a 'pink collection' of archives, oral histories and experiences of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Lancashire as part of the Outing the Past project.
  • Liverpool Record Office - Liverpool's gay tourism guide (ref H306.766 LIV)
  • Working Class Movement Library - Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom: papers relating to the Lesbian and Gay group, 1986 to 1989 (ref ORG/CPBF/7/1-2).
  • From the Fringes, to the Forefront - this documentary made by a student at Sheffield Hallam University is set in Manchester and covers issues surrounding homosexuality in Britain during the 1960s, before and after legislation, and what life was like for young gay men in the city.


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