Pride Month 2020: We’re Taking This Digital

Islington’s Pride and friends at Pride London 2017

It’s Pride Month! Time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness for LGBTQ+ rights. Like many others we’ve had to re-evaluate how we celebrate this year. Although we can’t be gathering for Pride parties, festivals, parades and other events this month it’s still important that we celebrate Pride and draw attention to the campaign for LGBTQ+ equality. It’s particularly important that we reflect on the history of gay rights movements and the people central to those movements. Take a look at what we’ve got going on.

Past and Future

Read A Pride Month Like No Other: Our Past and Future to find out a little about the Stonewall Uprising and also what the Islington’s Pride project has in store to commemorate LGBTQ+ heritage in Islington.

Marsha P Johnson (Left) and Sylvia Rivera (Right) credit: Netflix

LGBTQ+ History Quiz

Test your knowledge with Islington’s Pride LGBTQ+ Heritage Quizzes our collection of mini quizzes with questions inspired by the Islington’s Pride LGBTQ+ archive collection.

Pride Party on The Sims

The Islington’s Pride team would normally be preparing (getting excited) for Pride events and as we won’t be able to do that this year some of that energy has prompted a foray into creating a Sims Pride Festival. Check out our Islington’s Pride The Sims Pride Festival.

Decided to also give it a go? We would love to hear about your experiences and see your pics.

Islington’s Pride Pride Festival on The Sims 3

Treasure Hunt in the Archive

Our friend Finsbury Fox is hiding in several places in the Islington’s Pride online catalogue. Can you find everywhere Fin is hiding? Find Finsbury Fox!

Finsbury Fox at Pride London 2019

Explore Islington’s Pride LGBTQ+ Archive

Read Islington’s Pride Archive Collection and find out what’s in the catalogue and how to search the collection.

Have a browse in the catalogue and take a look at LGBTQ+ archives from home with digital images of some of the archives in the collection available on the catalogue to view.

Archive Tweets

Follow us on twitter @islingtonspride where this month we’ll be tweeting images of archives related to Pride Month.

The Pink Paper, Issue 332, 17 June 1994

Islington’s (Virtual) Pride

Coming in July 2020! Join us for a series of Virtual Pride events that explore the rich local queer heritage in our borough and beyond. And they’re all FREE! Checkout the lineup here and book your place on Eventbrite.

Flying the rainbow flag at the Islington Town Hall

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