LGBTQ+

Find queer stories, narratives and cultural heritage from all around Europe

Stories

Read our blogs and explore galleries on topics from LGBTQ+ history

A woman with curly hair waving the pride flag while walking down the street in a crowd of people.
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Opening the future to the dreams of the past

Photograph of Magnus Hirschfeld, who is sitting on a sofa
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Pioneering German sexologist who was one of the earliest LGBTQ+ rights activists

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Spain is a pioneering country in the recognition of the rights of the LBGTQ+ community

black and white photograph, portrait of a man who wears a hooded garment
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20th century German photographer inspired by Greece's classical antiquity

black and white photograph of Suzy Solidor who sits in a car with a large dog sitting next to her
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Lesbian entrepreneur, actress, singer and 'the most painted woman in the world

colour photograph of a silver medal with pink and yellow ribbon on which is word 'Friendship'
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Exploring the history of the tournament which promotes acceptance of sexual diversity

black and white stylised drawing of a sailor looking out to sea
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Exploring the art of Swedish modernist Gösta Adrian-Nilsson

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Partners Michaél Mac Liammóir and Hilton Edwards were leading figures in 20th century theatre in Ireland

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African-American fashion designer who broke barriers in the European fashion industry

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Discover the history of a modern dance theatre that helped propel stories of a nation to the world

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Pride parades are a celebration of queerness, a protest against normativity, and a cry for equal rights.

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LGBTQ+ histories and heritage across Europe.

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Three Black authors from the Americas who have lived in Europe

a drag queen with blonde hair singing into a microphone
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Drag performers play with gender expression, and ideas of masculinity and femininity

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Discover Cork's rich history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

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Artworks by LGBTQ+ artists and their portraits from across Europe.

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American artist and prominent social activist Keith Haring

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The story of Fanny and Stella from the James Gardiner Collection

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Exploring the symbols and cultural heritage of LGBTQ+ activism

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One of the most successful female impersonators in the early 20th century

black and white photograph of Federico García Lorca surrounded by red borders
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Life and literature of a Spanish avant-garde poet and playwright

Browse collections

Browse LGBTQ+ themed collections from cultural heritage institutions across Europe

Global AIDS awareness posters from London's Wellcome Collection

Tracing the history of Cork's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities from 1970s to 1990s

Photographs from Helsinki Pride parades and festivals since 2010

colour photograph of two small ceramic figures kissing

Archive and documentation centre on homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender heritage, based in the Netherlands

Photographs documenting Pride in 2013 in Örebro, Sweden's 6th largest city

Watch episodes of the Czech Television queer programme "Q"