Below are a series of images that have informed the project, that depict the project in action or else memorialize the partnerships we have formed with LGBT+ groups in East London. Click on an image to find out more.
Badges formed and continue to form an integral part of the struggle for LGBT+ rights as symbols of identity and solidarity. This badge, and others in this gallery, are courtesy of the excellent Queer In Brighton heritage learning project.Badges formed and continue to form an integral part of the struggle for LGBT+ rights as symbols of identity and solidarity. This badge, and others in this gallery, are courtesy of the excellent Queer In Brighton heritage learning project.
An old promotional image from LGBT+ night club Heaven. Bars and night clubs were, and still are, essential safe spaces for marginalized communities to enjoy themselves free from judgmental, persecuting eyes.
Here we have an article from the Ilford Recorder dated 21/02/2014 documenting a project we worked on with Redbridge Rainbow Community called 'Being Civil In Redbridge', an exhibition, oral history project and short film about the struggle for equal rights of the LGBT+ community in Redbridge.
Photograph of Pam St. Clement at a fundraiser for The Globe Centre standing with a bouquet of flowers in plastic wrap with a yellow bow on, in the background is the number to call c.2000.
This front cover of Capital Gay from July 24th 1987 captures the stigmatization against AIDS and the LGBT+ community as a London crematorium refused to accept AIDS patients.
Here is an incredible, thought provoking piece of artwork by conceptual artist Margaret Pepper. Pepper has used her art to highlight a number of social and cultural issues, particularly LGBT+ rights. We were extremely grateful that she was able to work with us on our Being Civil In Redbridge project.
Advertisement for the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard published in Capital Gay, December 1988.
A scene from inside one of the Heaven's famous club nights.
The Red Ribbon is the symbol of awareness of and solidarity with AIDS and those who suffer from it.
Photograph of HIV Campaigners published in the Pink News, March 1989.
Here's a photo of us and Redbridge Rainbow Community at Pride 2015.
Media stigmatization of AIDS as a 'gay plague' was a leading cause in marginalising the LGBT+ community further in the UK. This is an extract from a copy of The Sun from 1985.
Another excellent support group for the LGBT+ community in East London are Positive East. Here they are in full pomp at Pride 2015.
018 – Advertisement for the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard ‘How to Get Help’ c.1986.
Here's a photograph of us setting up the Changing Minds exhibition at Redbridge Library in Ilford. The exhibition ran for the entirety of February 2018, a.k.a. LGBT History Month.
Front Page of Capital Gay Friday March 4th 1988 issue number 332 with the headline ‘Shilt’s Theory is Nonsense’.
Here is a photo of iconic activist Lisa Power working with two colleagues at the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, founded in King's Cross back in 1974. Points of contact such as these were vital during a period when homosexuality was still intensely taboo in the United Kingdom.
Advertisement for support services available for ACR and AIDS service users published in the Pink Paper issue number 88 April 1989.
Graham Norton at the Hydrotherapy Unit at the Globe Centre c.1996.
AIDS Don’t Die of Ignorance campaign published by the Department of Health 1988.
Photograph of building contractors for the construction of the Globe Centre wearing hard hats c.1990.
Body Matters article published in Capital Gay Friday February 19th 1988
Photograph of Camden based activists Jane Skeates and Simon Demos published in Capital Gay, December 1985.
‘What is the difference between HIV and Aids?’ HIV Prevention campaign form the Department of Health, 1987 printed in the Pink Paper, 1988.
Photograph of London East AIDS Network (LEAN) (now Positive East) lighting up St. Paul’s Cathedral c.2000.
Articles in Capital Gay published Friday July 24th 1987.
Front page of leaflet for London East AIDS Network (LEAN) explain special services available for your home c.1995.
Photograph of a green bus with balloons, panners and people on the top deck outside an undisclosed park (presumably in London) with a decorated taxi and a red 20th century fire engine c.1995.
– Front page of leaflet for London East AIDS Network (LEAN) explaining complaints, appeals and compliment procedures c.1995.
Photograph of people standing on the Globe Centre with a pink banner going down the frontage of the building and holding rainbow flags c.1995.
Leaflet from the Globe Centre front view c.1995.
Leaflet from the Globe Centre back view c.1995.
Photograph of people marching to support the Globe Centre c.1995
Photograph of the Sir Elton John Hydrotherapy Unit opened 18 December 1996, pictured is a plaque.
Black and white photograph of three Positive East stakeholders in business attire standing under a Positive East signage. Pictured left to right: Positive East Guest Sarah Castle, Positive East Staff Mark Santos, Positive East Trustee Brian Dunlop. c.2005.
Photograph of the hydrotherapy unit at the Glove Centre at its opening. Pictured are two males using the unit, one supporting the other with a yellow floatation device. Looking on are external stakeholders wearing business attire, including a clergyman wearing red HIV ribbons December 1996.
Event at Positive East with Stakeholders in Business attire with glasses of wine.
Photograph of event at the Globe Centre remembering Paul Brown. Pictured is a banner and the tops of heads of various stakeholders, c. 1995.
Photograph of Fazal Mahmood, Gay Men’s Development Worker for Tower Hamlets and Newham writing on a flip chart at a workshop c.1996.