Really proud to be able to say we have been the first trade union branch to affiliate to this all important venture to join up workers in struggle.
Make sure you take a look, and show your support and solidarity with colleagues who are on strike. Post your own actions too! We stand together - we win together!
As part of LGBT+ History Month we organised an online visit from Stef Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archive Manager who talked about and showed slides on how their LGBT+ material was gathered, and shared all the adventures of looking after the collection's day to day.
Bishopsgate Institute’s Special Collections and Archives holds one of the most extensive collections on LGBTQ+ history, politics and culture in the UK. It covers the late nineteenth century onwards. The collections encompass LGBTQ+ history politics and culture, with archives from numerous organisations and individuals. The Institute is also the proud custodian of the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA), including over 350,000 press cuttings from the straight press regarding LGBTQ+ history from the 1890s to today. They hold a library of around 15,000 LGBTQ+ titles, from academic works, biographies, fiction and poetry to pulp fiction, along with over 700 journal titles from around the world. The LGBTQ+ Pamphlet Collection contains around 3,500 items including programmes for festivals and events, material from campaigning organisations and catalogues. The collection also features extensive ephemera such as club flyers, t-shirts, banners and badges. The Institute's Special Collections and Archives also hosts the UK Leather and Fetish Archive, a national collection documenting the history and heritage of fetish, kink and BDSM in the UK. These archives contain organisational papers, flyers, journals, pamphlets, books and artefacts.
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