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LGBT+ History Month 2021: A Preview of Coming Attractions

A big part of our Islington’s Pride project is our Heritage Trail – an interactive map of the borough that collects the people, places and organisations – past and present – that have made Islington their home. On this trail we will have 150 pins, each pin with its own personal history. “This is the […]

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Explore Islington’s Pride Archive Collection

A large part of the Islington’s Pride project has involved collating and collecting archives, from material already held in the Islington Local History Centre to donations from individuals and organisations. The archive focuses on the London Borough of Islington’s LGBTQ+ heritage, a borough that has been highly influential in the growth of the LGBTQ+ community, […]

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What’s Islington’s Pride all about?

Collecting and Celebrating Islington’s LGBTQ+ Heritage, that’s what! Islington Heritage have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create an archive focusing on the London Borough of Islington’sLGBTQ+ heritage. Islington has been highly influential in the growth of the LGBTQ+ community, its organisations and rights through the 20th and into the 21st century. […]

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Book 28 Library

Islington’s Pride volunteer Isadore Auerbach George is the creator of Book 28. In this entry, he details his motivations for setting up this vital initiative. When I worked in my first library, there was no LGBTQ+ section. Actually, there were hardly any LGBTQ+ books at all. When I went to put together a display to […]

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Living the “Log Books”

Paul Thurlow is a volunteer with Islington’s Pride, and has contributed a large amount of the content to the project. An Islingtonian, he has seen many changes in the borough. He was a volunteer with Switchboard from 1983-86, and in this blog post he reflects on the podcast The Log Books. The Log Books podcast […]

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Islington’s Pride The Sims 3 Pride Festival

It goes without saying that Pride Month is an important part of the Islington’s Pride calendar and we are very sad that this year we will be unable to celebrate in person at various events. However this does not mean we can’t celebrate Pride Month; there are several virtual events taking place and plenty of […]

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Islington’s (Virtual) Pride 2020

In a year like no other, we present a monthly series of Virtual Pride events that explore the rich local queer heritage in our borough and beyond. Click through the links to visit the booking page. Weds 8 July| 3pm – Polari Workshop, with Dan de la Motte How bona to varder your dolly old […]