As part of our project, we are installing 50 plaques across the borough. Each plaque is a ‘pin’ on our digital heritage map. With over 150 pins on the map, the plaques represent a cross section of the rich LGBTQ+ heritage of Islington.
We are a National Lottery Heritage Funded project, in partnership with Islington Council, working to preserve, protect and celebrate the LGBTQ+ heritage of the London Borough of Islington.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]