The LGBT Centre in Manchester began as a collection of people in the early 1970s. it has been housed in Waterloo Place, Bloom Street and, since 1988, at the Sidney Street purpose built ‘gay centre’.

From 2013-2015 the Heritage Lottery funded the LGBT Centre to undertake research into the history of the LGBT centre, wider activism in the LGBT community and the history of Schools Out UK.

Through the project young people gathered local, national and international stories of LGBT history. The stories dealt with key moments in personal and collective LGBT activism and liberation.

Read the stories of the project here

Buy the book of the project here

Watch the films of the interviews

Download the lesson plans for schools here

Do the walking tour of the history of the LGBT Centre here

Read a short blog about the LGBT+ Centre’s history here

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