Islington’s Pride: Archivists call out for memorabilia on Transvestism, Transsexuality and Transgenderism

Islington's Pride archive is calling for more LGBTQ+ material. Picture: Islington's Pride

Islington's Pride archive is calling for more LGBTQ+ material. Picture: Islington's Pride - Credit: Archant

The queer archive at Islington Museum is collecting memories so it can compile a comprehensive history of LGBTQ+ culture in the borough – and this week the organisers are calling for material on transsexuality, transvestism and transgenderism.

The Islington’s Pride archive was launched last year and it has already gathered an impressive array of artefacts.

But now museum bosses are requesting more donations so they can continue documenting Islington’s distinguished queer history.

Marlin Khondoker, an archivist working for Islington’s Pride, said: “Our heritage project is well under way and we need your help. As part of the project we’re collecting LGBTQ+ memorabilia to record the LGBTQ+ history of Islington.

“We’re particularly interested this month in collecting any material regarding Transvestites, Transsexuals and Transgender groups, activities, experiences, etc.

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“We have a couple of zines and a few mentions of groups that existed but we are sorely lacking in this area.

“So if you’ve got anything lying around or tucked away in a box that you wouldn’t mind donating to the archive please get in touch. Whether it’s Transvestism, Transsexuality and Transgenderism related or anything about LGBTQ+ in Islington, we’ll take it all.”

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