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Pride and Prejudice - LGBT+ research project

pride-prejudice-logo-286In our exciting project, ‘Pride & Prejudice’, we have been researching our urban history collections at the Museum of Liverpool, and our fine and decorative art collections at the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House, in order to identify items with an LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) connection. View the  glossary of phrases, acronyms and language we're using. 

National Museums Liverpool is dedicated to exhibiting all aspects of culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. We have a strong commitment to human rights, social justice and equality for all. The representation and contribution LGBT+ people have made to society over a long period of time has been largely misinterpreted or omitted. We hope that by uncovering the wealth of objects in our collections that reflect LGBT+ lives, histories and culture, we can help to make these stories more widely known and present them better to the public in accessible online collections. 

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Our partners

Our partners in this project are Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove and Homotopia.  Brighton Museum & Art Gallery displays many objects with an LGBT+ connection and has a  LGBTQ trail available in Brighton Museum.

Supported by

‘Pride & Prejudice’ has been funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

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LGBT blogs

Alternative Miss Liverpool 2011, wearing the crown

Alternative Miss Liverpool crowning glory

7 November

Homotopia Festival is now in full swing with events happening across the city up until 1 December. To help celebrate Homotopia’s 15th birthday we have loaned the inaugural Alternative Miss Liverpool crown. It can be seen in all of its glittery glory in Tales from the city exhibition. Read more about Alternative Miss Liverpool crowning glory

Addae wearing his rugby shirt

Standing and walking proud

3 October

This Black History Month we celebrate diverse voices from Liverpool’s Black community.The first is Addae, a member of Liverpool Tritons Inclusive Rugby Club. The Tritons, founded in 2016, is the first gay inclusive rugby team on Merseyside. Read more about Standing and walking proud