The LGBT Foundation Archive is held by Archives+ at their centre in Manchester Central Library. The archive is managed by volunteers from our Pride in Ageing programme, who are ensuring that memories and information related to our region’s LGBT communities of past and present are maintained and made accessible to the public. We hold regular handling sessions, accept requests to view items by appointment and will soon be making a set of new oral histories recordings able to listen to online.

Upcoming events:

Oral Histories Interviews - ongoing throughout 2020

We are currently recording oral histories interviews with people from LGBT communities who are over 50 and live or have a connection to Greater Manchester. These interviews will take place throughout this year, and recordings will be placed in the LGBT Foundation Archive at Central Library. Interviews can take place over the phone or via video call.*

We are particularly interested in hearing from those who are under-represented in our current sample, these include people who are over 50, those who identify as lesbian and people from BAME communities.

*We will continue to assess the possibility of safely coming together to record interviews face-to-face, if you would prefer to be interviewed in person we can add your name to a waiting list.

For more information please email lawrence.roberts@lgbt.foundation.