These iconic people are just some of the many influential figures connected to our LGBTQ+ collections.


This is part of the LGBTQ+ collection.

They include LGBTQ+ individuals from the city who have made significant contributions to society. We have also picked out several LGBTQ+ artists and designers, from across the globe, who have made significant contributions to cultural heritage and whose life stories have resonated with contemporary LGBTQ+ communities. Others are historical figures that feature prominently in objects within our collections and have been widely embraced by LGBTQ+ people. 

Some identified as LGBTQ+ within their lifetimes, others didn’t, or couldn’t, and are only now being celebrated and recognised.

More icons will be added as we continue to research our collections.