The wallchart can be grouped together in a number of ways. There have been certain significant currents running through the history of LGBT+ struggle, the lives lived under this umbrella and the how visibility has been won.
Activism – Campaigns, Events & Slogans
The wall chart illustrates the many campaigns, events and catchy slogans that have helped advance a lot of rights for LGBT+ communities over the years.
Activism – Organisations and groups
The wall chart contains a wealth of visual and textual information to showcase how the many organisations, groups of individuals, and their campaigns have helped secure rights for persons across the LGBT+ spectrum.
Language, Terminology & Symbols
LGBT+ communities and individuals have developed, and used, symbols, slogans, terms and languages throughout history. This was done for a variety of reasons, for safety, to discover other members, for campaigns, to champion LGBT+ persons rights to exist in equality, and to help create communities.
TUC and labour movement
The wall chart illustrates how trade unions, the wider labour movement have played a huge role in striving for, supporting, and winning rights for people across the LGBT+ spectrum, with protected characteristics, and from all walks of life.
The UK has 113 prides for 2019. The first official pride was the UK Gay Pride Rally, which was held in London on the 1st of July 1972. A date chosen to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York of 1969. However there had been marches in London prior to this official pride in protest to UK-based offensive practices. In November 1970 there was a march of 150 men through Highbury Fields in North London. The UK’s traditional love of a good march through the streets was reflected in the Pride celebrations.
In the 1980s the controversial Section 28 bill, which effectively gagged local authorities and state schools from educating, relating information or publishing material or in any way promoting homosexualities led to an increase of numbers on marches.
Migration and International
International solidarity, campaigning and resistance has formed part of many struggles throughout history. In the UK the historic colonisation, forced migration and enslavement of many people has in turn strengthened our ties as humans fighting for our freedoms. Freedoms in the UK, as well as globally.