‘How we got here’ - LGBT liberation histories from youth, community and education activists

Participants from the How we got here project
Participants from the How we got here project

Heritage Grants

Manchester, North West
The Proud Trust
This six-month project explored the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activism and liberation from 1960 to 2000.

Young people from Greater Manchester took part in the project by carrying out research and recording oral histories. Those involved with the project gained interview, communication and project planning skills. They interviewed older LGBT community members and activists, collecting stories that focused on key moments in personal and collective LGBT activism.

The findings from the project were shared with the wider community through a book and a mural. The collated stories were also used in a play, which was performed to the public.

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