Statuette of standing Hermaphrodite
Pride and Prejudice is our groundbreaking project to put online the social history collections held at the Museum of Liverpool, and the fine and decorative art collections at Sudley House, Walker and Lady Lever art galleries, that have an LGBT connection. We’re excited to launch the final themes today, coinciding with LGBT History Month and the OUTing the past event at the Museum of Liverpool this weekend.
There are also many fabulously diverse items, some of my favourites include:
• The Order of Service from Kieran Bohan and Warren Hartley’s Civil Partnership – the first religious civil partnership ceremony in the UK held at Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool in 2012.
• A classical statuette of a standing Hermaphrodite.
• 1985 Yves St Laurent, revolutionary androgynous Tuxedo suit for women, known as ‘Le Smoking’.
• The first sign displayed in a Premier League Football Club stadium to challenge homophobia, installed at Anfield Stadium in 2011
• Oil painting of author James Hanley, 1951-52.
• Liverpool Roller Birds roller derby programme with personal story from Bethany Gwynn-Adams about what being part of this inclusive sport means to her.
• Photograph of Brian Epstein by Mike McCartney
• 'Snow Leopard’ sequined jacket and skirt worn by Paul O'Grady as Lily Savage.
Visitor notice at Liverpool Football Club
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. Another important part of the Pride and Prejudice project is the toolkit, or guide, to help other museums and art galleries research their own collections that the team has developed, we'll launch that at conference in November."