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Pride and Prejudice - LGBT research project

pride-prejudice-logo-286In our exciting project, ‘Pride & Prejudice’, we are 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 connection.

‘LGBT’ is an acronym that summarises the main groups within the overall gay and transgender community. Specifically, it includes lesbian women, gay men, bisexual people of all genders and trans people. Trans is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. 

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. 

As these web pages develop, we will be adding new features and information, including resources for the museum community.

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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 LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) connection and has a LGBTQ trail available in Brighton Museum.

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

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LGBT blogs

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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

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A warrior with some marker pens, glue and a photocopier!

6 February

Our second blog post from one of our excellent speakers from OUTing the Past: The 3rd National Festival of LGBT History conference, which is coming to the Museum of Liverpool on 25 February, is Andrew Dineley. Read more about A warrior with some marker pens, glue and a photocopier!