Looking ahead to LGBT History Month 2013 in Plymouth

Over the last several weeks, a great deal of cataloging work has been taking place with the Plymouth LGBT Archive since it was deposited at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. The physical collection can now been searched – either in person or online at http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/archivescatalogue – where it is held under the collection […]

Introducing the Friends of Plymouth LGBT Archive – Newsletter

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We are pleased to announce the Friends of Plymouth LGBT community archive newsletter in this first issue we reflect on the successful Pride in Our Past project and exhibition. Issue two will be out in January 2013 with details of LGBT History Month events and more news about becoming a friend of the Archive. Our initial ‘friends’ […]

Pride in Our Past Exhibition 2012

Pride in Our Past Exhibition 2012, a gallery on Flickr. Via Flickr:Photos from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery The successful Pride in Our Past Exhibition was on show for nine weeks at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery between 28th April and 30th June 2012. The exhibition was created by the work of […]

Press Release 27/6/12 Pride in Our Past wins National Award – Most Inspirational Community Archive

Pride in Our Past - Most Inspirational Community Archive

National award for ‘Pride in our Past’ – Most inspirational Community Archive Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history of the City of Plymouth wins’ Most Inspirational Community Archive’ A project to uncover and celebrate the little-discussed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history of the City of Plymouth has won ‘Most Inspirational Community Archive’ in […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive recognised as UK’s Most Inspirational Community Archive 2012

Plymouth LGBT Archive - Most Inspirational Community Archive

Pride in Our Past has won a prestigious national award from the Community Archive and Heritage Group it was announced at the Sixth CAHG Annual Conference held on 27th June 2012  that Pride in Our Past has won in the the Most Inspirational Community Archive category. There were 63 submissions to the Community Archive and Heritage Group […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive – Shining a Light on Plymouth’s LGBT Past

Plymouth LGBT Archive – Shining a Light on Plymouth’s LGBT Past.

Inspired Youth 2012

Out Youth is a youth group for young people aged 11 – 25 in Plymouth who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/transsexual (LGBT). The group has existed in Plymouth for over ten years with the support of the LGBT community volunteers and youth workers. It provides one to one support and a weekly youth group […]

Plymouth LGBT Archive – Shining a Light on Plymouth’s LGBT Past

When the Pride in Our Past exhibition draws to it’s conclusion on 30th June, and much of the material collected moves to its permanent home in the Plymouth and West Devon Records office, it becomes more important than ever to continue the fantastic work that has been achieved by volunteers so far. This online archive […]

Birth of Rights

lesbian civil partnership 2012

The first decade of the 21st century saw not only the welcome abolition of the oppressive Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 after many LGBT campaigns but also the introduction of ground breaking legislation ensuring many equal rights for LGBT people. Civil Partnership and Adoption Laws are now enabling LGBT people to enjoy many of the same […]

Pride in Our Past Creative Writing Group 16th June 2012

pride-in-our-past-creative-writing-group, a photo by Pride in Our Past on Flickr. Via Flickr: A group of people working at the Pride in Our Past creative writing workshop hosted by Plymouth Artist in Residence Hannah Silva. We are looking forward to receiving the results of their labours for inclusion in the Plymouth LGBT history archive. https://plymlgbtarchive.org.uk/

Out Youth Plymouth – Pride in Our Past Exhibition

Out Youth Plymouth, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: The Pride in Our Past project was able to use some of its Heritage Lottery grant for youth engagement. Out Youth the support and social group in Plymouth for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and people questioning their sexuality or gender identity (LGBTQ), leapt at […]

FREE Creative Writing Workshop with the City’s ‘Artist in Residence’ Hannah Silva – 16th June

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: WRITING IN THE LGBT CITY WITH HANNAH SILVA Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Saturday 16 June, 10am to 4pm Join us with Plymouth’s ‘Artist in Residence’ for a one-day creative writing workshop in response to the ‘Pride in our Past’ exhibition. You will use the personal stories, objects and photographs in […]

Jubilee Joy at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Saturday 2nd June

Jubilee Joy Saturday 2 June, 11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 2.30pm Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Make crowns and bunting this Saturday in preparation for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Why not come along to one of the 60-minute creative sessions and join in the fun? Admission is […]

Lesbian Laughs at City Museum

On Friday 11th May Clare Summerskill gave a talk and comedy performance at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Pride in Our Past project, supporting the Pride in Our Past exhibition. Clare gave a very inspirational and educational talk about her work in the field of collecting oral histories from older […]

Pride in Our Past will be at PRIDE in the PARK on 28th July

Pride in the Park - Pride in Plymouth logo

Over the last twelve months, our fellow Heritage Lottery Funded community group the ‘Friends of Devonport Park’ have received various HLF grants to restore the park and make other improvements. One of their more ambitious projects is the new ornate bandstand which replaces the Victorian original. In connection with this, the friends have been keen to arrange as […]