Ukraine crisis

As people around the world watch what’s happening in Ukraine, Birmingham’s communities are coming together to support international appeals and efforts to help those fleeing war. Details of how to offer support and where to find information and advice can be found on our City of Sanctuary webpage

LGBT heritage resources

The following is a source list of materials held in the Local Studies Collection relating to a study of LGBT heritage in Birmingham. The Local Studies Collection is a designated repository of printed resources pertaining to the cultural and historic development of the city.

Journals and magazines

Gladrag : Gay Liberation Front Newsletter, 1972 to 1976. LF 22.85.
Continued as Gay Community News, May 1978 to November 1986, LF 22.85.
And then as In The Pink, 1986 to 1990 and November 2018, LF 22.85.

Linchpin, Magazine of Birmingham’s CHE group (Campaign for Homosexual Equality), Vol. 3/1 to 3, 1975/1977. LF 22.85.

Midlands Zone. March 2005, 2007 to 2011. LF 22.85.

Outburst, May 1990. LF 22.85.

Outpost, February to May 1997, LF 22.85.

Newspaper cuttings

Birmingham Gay and Lesbian Identity, 1977 to 2010.


Bassi, Camila. Asian Gay Counter - Hegemonic negotiation of Birmingham’s Pink Pound Territory. (2003). LF 22.85.

Birmingham City Council, Corporate Strategy for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans People Equality 2003 to 2006. LF 22.85.

Birmingham City Council Equalities Division. Responding to the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People in Informal and Formal Education Services. (200?). LP 22.85.

Birmingham Gay Education Group. Growing Up Homosexual. Revised ed. 1975. LP 22.85.

Birmingham Police Forum for the Gay Community. A Matter of Trust : Recommendations from the Pink Shield project. A community - led initiative to identify and address crime and safety issues. (2002). LP 22.85.

Birmingham Pride Brochure. (2000). LP 22.85.

Lesbian and Gay Community Centre, Accounts of Finances, 1985 – 1986. LF 22.85.

Limbrick, Gudrun. Access & inclusion : Mapping Birmingham lesbian, gay and bisexual communities. (2000). LP 22.85.

University of Birmingham, Systematic review of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health in the West Midlands region. (2009). LF 22.85.

West Midlands County Council Race Relations & Equal Opportunities Commission. Notes on the conference. Lesbian and Gay aspects of equal opportunities (March 1986). LP 22.85.

Wood, Gary. Out and About, Mapping LGBT Lives in Birmingham. (2011). LP 22.85.

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