Introducing the OUTing the Past Festival Hub Partner: London School of Economics

To better acquaint the public with the organisations participating in OUTing the Past 2018, Festival Hub partners have been generously offering insight to their backgrounds and histories. In light of their upcoming OUTing the Past 2018 celebration, London School of Economics would like to share:


LSE Library’s extensive LGBT collection is called the Hall-Carpenter Archives in honour of Radclyffe Hall and Edward Carpenter. It contains primary source material mainly relating to gay and lesbian rights and is particularly strong for campaigning from the late 1950s to the 1990s. The Hall-Carpenter Archives charts the LGBT story from the key figures and organisations involved in the campaign to bring about the Sexual Offences Act 1967, to the emergence of gay liberation in the 1970s, followed by the backlash of the 1980s to the quest for equality in the 1990s, and much more.

Following the success of our Glad to be Gay exhibition in 2017, we are looking forward to being a Festival Hub in the 4th National Festival of LGBT History and to be working with LGBT History Month / Schools Out. We hope to renew old acquaintances and to make new ones as we celebrate LGBT history through stimulating presentations in February 2018.


The venue

LSE Library is a hub for OUTing the Past in February 2018. We have a lunchtime talk that is part of our Suffrage 18 events series on Thursday 1 Feb, then a full day of activities on Thursday 15 February, including a lunchtime talk, family activities and a panel discussion.

These activities draw on and relate to our Hall Carpenter archives, which details the lives and political  activism of LGBT+ people.The activities are all free and all are welcome.
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LSE Library is on Portugal Street WC2A 2AE, off Kingsway, between Holborn Station (Central Line) and Temple Station (District Line).

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