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  • A Doleful Dirge on the Wicked Men

    Slip Created date: 1823

    This dirge – a piece traditionally performed as part of a funeral rite – recounts the case of William Arden, John Dought...

  • Allan Horsfall on local tolerance

    Sound recording Created date: 12 May 2009

    Allan Horsfall (left; 1927–2012), here pictured with Ray Gosling (right), was recorded in 2009 for the Millthorpe Projec...

  • An extraordinary investigation

    Newspaper Created date: 1833

    Newspapers were state of the art technology in 1833. Provincial regional newspapers in this period were rare and expensi...

  • Another Time by W H Auden

    Book

    W H Auden’s collection of poems Another Time was published in 1940 in Britain and America. The book contains some of Aud...

  • Arena Three

    Magazine Created date: February 1966

    Arena Three was the first publication aimed at lesbians and bisexual women in the UK. It was created by the Minorities R...

  • Bi Community News magazine

    Magazine

    Bi Community News, the longest-running magazine for bisexuals, began publishing in September 1995, following a meeting o...

  • 'Closing scene at the Old Bailey': newspaper cover...

    Newspaper, Illustration, Image

    In 1895, the playwright and wit Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) had enjoyed great success, with works such as The Importance of ...

  • Conversation between three transgender activists

    Sound recording Created date: 22 January 2018

    In January 2018 the British Library hosted a conversation between E-J Scott, curator of the Museum of Transology, Dr Jay...

  • Derek Jarman's 'Queer' sketchbook

    Manuscript, Ephemera, Photograph, Illustration, Image Created date: 1988

    This richly varied sketchbook was made by Derek Jarman (1942‒1994), the film-maker, artist and gay rights campaigner. It...

  • Diana Chapman on the founding of Arena Three

    Sound recording Created date: 10 September 1985

    Arena Three, founded in 1963, was the first lesbian publication in the UK. Published by the Research Minorities Group, t...

  • Gay Liberation Front Manifesto

    Pamphlet Created date: 1971

    The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was founded by students Bob Mellors and Aubrey Walter. The first meeting was held on 13 O...

  • Jackie Forster remembers the founding of Sappho

    Sound recording Created date: 30 May 1990

    Founded in 1972, Sappho was a lesbian journal which picked up the mantle of Arena Three (the first lesbian publication i...

  • Jesse and Ollie on gender neutrality

    Sound recording Created date: 26 September 2015

    In this discussion from two gender neutral teenagers Jesse and Ollie, they reflect on how they define themselves as well...

  • John Alcock on camaraderie in the army

    Sound recording Created date: 1 July 1985

    John Alcock was interviewed for the Hall Carpenter Oral History Archive. Just after the Second World War, John was a yo...

  • Leo Abse on parliamentary campaigning

    Sound recording Created date: 2 March 1988

    Leo Abse (1917–2008) was a Labour MP for Pontepool and a tireless campaigner for homosexual law reform and the reform o...