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Below you will find links to Scottish, British, European and International archives and resources in LGBT history

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Scottish Archives/Resources


Equality Network

The Equality Network works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland.


Ian Dunn Collection

Inventory of materials held in the Ian C Dunn Collection at the National Library of Scotland

Lesbian Archive at Glasgow Women’s Library

Record of collections relating to lesbian activism in Scotland

LGBT History Month Scotland

LGBT history events in February each year

LGBT History Scotland

Website maintained by Ian Strang

Our Story Scotland

Organisation collecting and exhibiting LGBT lifestories

Queer Scotland

Scottish queer history website, resource and blog maintained by historian Jeff Meek

Remember When

Edinburgh lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender lifestories


"The Magazine from Scotland for Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals, wherever they may be...with limited archive."

UK & Ireland Archives and Resources


Alan Turing

Dedicated to Alan Turing (1912-1954), founder of computer science, mathematician, philosopher, codebreaker, visionary and a gay man.

Edward Carpenter Archive

A web-based archive of works by Edward Carpenter, famous for his thoughts on spirituality, sexuality and socialism.

Hall Carpenter Archive

The Hall-Carpenter Archives (HCA) consists of around 2000 boxes of material relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activism in the UK.

History of Sexuality

Website maintained by historian Lesley Hall

Irish Queer Archive

"The Irish Queer Archives and Reference Library contains the most comprehensive collection of material in Ireland relating to homosexuality and general queer studies."

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is celebrated in February in the UK

Lesbian & Gay Newsmedia Archive

The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA) houses over 200,000 cuttings taken from the non-gay press on LGBT matters since the late nineteenth century

LGBT at the National Archives

Guide to finding material at the National Archives

Our Story Liverpool

Aims to uncover, record and archive the experiences of the LGBT

(lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) community of Liverpool.

Rictor Norton

A large archive or materials by the historian Rictor Norton.

Rukus! Black LGBT Archive

The award wining rukus! Black LGBT Archive, launched in 2005

Non-UK Archives & Resources


GLBT Historical Society

Often referred to as San Francisco’s “queer Smithsonian,” the GLBT Historical Society houses one of the world’s largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical material.

GLBTQ Archive

GLBTQ Encyclopaedia Project

International Homo/Lesbian Information Center and Archive

IHLIA has a prominent collection that documents the history of the LGBT community

Magnus Hirschfeld Society

The Centre for Research on the History of Sexual Science

Nijmegen Lesbian Archive

Lesbian Archive in the Netherlands


The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives houses the world's largest research library on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered heritage and concerns.

People with a History

An online guide to lesbian gay bisexual and trans history.

Schwules Museum

Offering an "overview of gay history in Germany, with a special focus on Berlin".

Spinnboden (Germany)

Archive and library for lesbian, bisexual and transwomen.

Swiss Gay Archives

Prime objective is to collect, preserve and make available to the public documents that record the emergence, history and evolution of the Swiss gay movement.





An on-line interactive notice board, registration required.

International Gay & Lesbian Association

ILGA is a worldwide federation of 1100 member organisations from 110 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

Selected Sources relating to Sex and Gender

Isle of Lesbos

A place of art, culture, and learning dedicated to lesbian & bisexual women

LGBT Religious Archives Network

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Religious Archives Network supports the identification, collection & preservation of personal papers & organizational records from LGBT religious movements.

Peter Tatchell

Archives of Peter Tatchell

Rob’s Gay Info

Includes an "A-Z of famous gay, lesbian and bisexual people"