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Our 50 LGBTQ+ Heritage Plaques Across Islington

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.

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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 (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 […]

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Find Finsbury Fox!

The Great Islington’s Pride LGBTQ+ Archive Online Catalogue Treasure Hunt! This is what you’ve all been waiting for; a treasure hunt through the online archives of the Islington’s Pride LGBTQ+ collections. Finsbury Fox is one of Dani the Storyteller’s friends. Finsbury lives at Islington Museum and comes out to lend a hand with tales about […]