Leicester LGBT Heritage Project

Recording LGBT memories

Heritage Grants

Leicester, East Midlands
Leicester Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Centre
£49900
This three-year project recorded the oral histories of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's LGBT communities from before decriminalisation in 1967 to the present day.

20 volunteers received training in recording and editing oral histories. There were also a number of public events to engage the wider community – which took place during LGBT History Month in February.

The project launched with a display to attract new volunteers. This was further developed to create a touring exhibition following oral history research. The exhibition is now permanently on display at the centre. A DVD was also produced, which has been deposited at Leicestershire Records Office and Media Archive for Central England.

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