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These webpages were written by: Justin Bengry, Robert Bevan, Claire Hayward, Nazmia Jamal, Alison Oram and Gemma Romain.

Special thanks to: Matt Smith, Sean Curran, Emma Vickers, Matt Cook, Diane Watt and Bob Mills.

We would like to thank the many individuals, many anonymous, who contributed to the Pride of Place crowdsourced map, and whose stories and contributions appear in or influenced this Pride of Place website section.

The Film Clips were made at Shibden Hall, Halifax.

Filmed and directed by Tomaso Aramini

Post-production: Francesco Cibati

Sound: Elvio Carini.

With special thanks to Sarah Waters

We would like to thank the staff at Calderdale Museums Service, Halifax for their kind assistance in enabling us to make film clips at Shibden Hall. We also thank West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale for their help in filming Anne Lister’s diary.


The team used many secondary sources in writing these webpages. The principal ones were:

Bourne, S, Elisabeth Welch: Soft Lights and Sweet Music (Lanham, Md 2005)

Buckle, S, The Way Out: A History of Homosexuality in Modern Britain (London 2015)

Cook, M, London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914 (Cambridge 2003)

Cook, M (ed), A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex between Men since the Middle Ages (Oxford 2007)

Cook, M, Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London (Basingstoke 2014)

Hall Carpenter Archives, Walking after Midnight: Gay Men’s Life Stories (London 1989)

Hallett, N, Lesbian Lives: Identity and Auto/Biography in the Twentieth Century (London 1999)

Hoare, P, Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the First World War (London 1997)

Houlbrook, M, Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957 (Chicago 2005)

Jennings, R, A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex between Women since 1500 (Oxford 2007)

Jennings, R, Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A lesbian history of post-war Britain 1945-71 (Manchester 2007)

Norman, J, No Make-Up: Straight tales from a queer life (London 2006)

Norton, R, Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700–1830 (London 1992)

Norton, R (ed), Homosexuality in 19th-Century England: A Sourcebook [accessed 9 August 2016]

Norton, R, Gay History and Literature: Essays by Rictor Norton [accessed 9 August 2016]

O'Neill, A, London - After a Fashion (London 2007)

Oram, A and Turnbull, A, The Lesbian History Sourcebook: Love and Sex between women in Britain from 1780 to 1970 (London 2001)

Oram, A, Her Husband was a Woman!: Women's gender-crossing in modern British popular culture (Abingdon 2007)

Power, L, No Bath but Plenty of Bubbles: An Oral History of the Gay Liberation Front, 1970-73 (London 1995)

Robinson, L, Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain: How the personal got political (Manchester 2007)

Romain, G and Bressey, C, Drawing over the Colour Line: Geographies of art and cosmopolitan politics in London 1919-1939 project. Equiano Centre project. [accessed 9 August 2016]

Rowbotham, S, Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love (London 2008)

Smith, H, Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957 (Basingstoke 2015)

Stryker, S and Whittle, S (eds) The Transgender Studies Reader (New York 2006)

Vicinus, M, Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 (Chicago 2004)

Walkowitz, JR, Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London (New Haven 2012)

Weeks, J, Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (London 1977/ 2016)

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