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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

Chris D’Bray, courtesy of Chris D’Bray

Queering a post-modern music hall

21 February

Chris has performed throughout the world as a cabaret artist, drag artist, actor and has worked as a University lecturer.He is the first person in the world to have taught Practical Drag performance to third year under graduates at Edge Hill University where he lectured in 2016. Read more about Queering a post-modern music hall

Steve Boyce, courtesy of Steve Boyce

Sex, crime and punishment throughout history

18 February

In the lead up to our OUTing the Past Festival of LGBT History at the Museum of Liverpool, 23 February, we will be sharing blogs from our wonderful speakers. Fifth up is Steve Boyce. Steve is a member of the Management Committee and also Chair of Trustees to Schools Out UK and LGBT History Month. Read more about Sex, crime and punishment throughout history