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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


LGBT blogs

More Pride online!

23 February

We will continue to add new objects that we discover. There will also be a special trail highlighting key LGBT-related objects on display at the Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House, that are on display for visitors to see. Read more about More Pride online!

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Trailblazing transgender service in the British military

13 February

Our 3rd blog post from one of our inspiring speakers from OUTing the Past: The 3rd National Festival of LGBT History conference, 25 February is Caroline Paige. Caroline, born in Wallasey, became the first officer to transition gender in the British Armed Forces. Read more about Trailblazing transgender service in the British military