Investing in LGBTQ+ heritage

Leaders of the project pose for a group photo
From left to right: Scott Cuthbertson, Director of The Rainbow Project, Mukesh Sharma, The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland NI Committee Chair, Cara McCann, Director of HERe NI and Adam Murray, Community Development Manager at Cara-Friend.


Creating Northern Ireland’s LGBTQ+ heritage archive

A collaborative effort will record and share Northern Ireland’s modern LGBTQ+ history.

A group of black performers in colourful costumes at Stirling Castle
OMOS performers at Stirling Castle. Photo: Washington Gwande


Black heritage, performance and Shakespeare in Scotland

Inspired by the untold history of Black performance in Scotland, this project celebrates modern black LGBTQ+ performance and widens understanding and engagement with Black Scottish heritage.

Colourful handmade poster for the In Plain Sight project. Rainbows, flowers and an eye decorated with LGBTQ+ colours can be seen


In Plain Sight: A Story of Gwen Lally

This Bradford-based project will explore the history and traditions of Gwen Lally – a queer historical figure and the first woman pageant producer in England

Old photo showing large billboard with the words "AIDS: don't die of ignorance"
Don’t Die of Ignorance campaign billboard in Levenshulme, c.1986.


Pride! Prevention! Protection! 30 years of safer sex

LGBT Foundation recorded the memories of people involved in and affected by safer sex campaigns from the 1980s to the present day.

A national Welsh flag with rainbow background.
A Welsh flag with rainbow background from the Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales collection


Hands on Heritage

The Hands on Heritage project at Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales’ enabled young people from diverse backgrounds to have an impact on the collections.

A group of people in a community space


LGBTQ+ history in Llanelli

Llanelli LGBTQ+ Support have held events and activities to recognise and share the rich heritage of the town's LGBT+ community.