Manchester library unveils public LGBT archives
By John Mack Freeman
The Manchester Libraries have teamed with the Lesbian and Gay Foundation to make the Foundation’s holdings more publicly accessible. Via PinkNews:
The LGF’s history collection – made available at Central Library in Manchester – includes a comprehensive catalogues of LGB magazines, including Mancunian Gay, Outnorthwest, Gay Times, Diva, and several grassroots publications.
The collection, housed in the Libraries Archives+ Centre, also includes several historic documents about early Pride celebrations, Manchester’s gay movement, and literature from the AIDS crisis.
Heather Williams of the LGF said: “We are delighted to be working with Manchester Central Library to make our archives accessible to the public.
“These archives contain valuable records of the development of LGBT rights and changing attitudes in society, and now the people of Manchester will be able to discover and celebrate the history of the North West’s LGBT communities.”