2019: Making the Invisible Visible

In 2019, as part of LGBT History Month, Islington’s Pride curated ‘Making the Invisible Visible’, an exhibition focusing on the less visible narratives in the LGBTQ+ community and featuring LGBTQ+ individuals connected to Islington.

Poster advertising the Making the Invisible Visible exhibition at Islington Museum, 2019. Credit: Islington Museum | Islington Local History Centre

Between 1 February and 30 March 2019 a selection of items collected in the Islington’s Pride archive collection went on display in the Islington Museum, the majority of which have now been added to the Islington’s Pride online catalogue and can be viewed by appointment at the Islington Local History Centre. The Centre is currently closed due to Covid-19 safety measures but enquiries can be sent to local.history@islington.gov.uk. The exhibition also featured artwork created in the Islington’s Pride adult art classes and the books included in the Under 5s LGBTQ+ book list created in collaboration with Islington Libraries and Gay’s the Word Bookshop.

The exhibition accompanying the display explores ten LGBTQ+ individuals connected to Islington; their role in fighting for equal rights and providing support for the community.

Islington’s Pride is an ongoing project and we hope to continue to add archives to the collection. If you would like to donate items to the collection please get in touch through islingtonspride@islington.gov.uk

Researched and written by Marlin Khondoker
Islington Local History Centre | Islington Museum
February 2019


Acknowledgements

Islington Heritage Services wish to thank the following for their support and generosity for this exhibition:

Islington Libraries, Gay’s the Word, Duncan Irvine, Lisa Power, Charlie Kiss, Aloysius Ssali, Olumide Popoola, Abigail Kay, Osh Gantly and Speak Out London

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