An online digital resource to uncover hidden histories and strengthen the voices and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender + people in UK history has been created.
Voices and Visibility is a project dedicated to developing LGBT+ history resources. In 2015 the project produced a wallchart celebrating LGBT+ lives and the contribution they have made to life, learning, equal rights and society in the UK. This campaign helped raise funds to cover the costs in developing a digital interactive version of the wallchart.
The response to the wallchart has been overwhelmingly positive. It is available for free and is still in demand. This led to Voices and Visibility constructing the digital version. The wallchart can be downloaded from the Voices and Visibility website.
You can inspire a new generation of activists and build alliances to ensure the significant gains of the last 50 years are not lost by supporting the development of an interactive history resource.
Using the interactive version you will be able to explore the biographies, community organisations, campaigns and legal milestones you can see on the wallchart. Your support will enable us to show how LGBT+ history has been shaped in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales. This is not only to remember and honour these histories but also inspire a new generation of activists and build alliances. Even recent LGBT+ histories are often unknown to younger people. It is they who will continue the fight for equality and against prejudice and discrimination.
Donations have enabled us to start reaching national and international audiences with this free and open digital resource.
Your donation has supported the development of the digital interactive resource.
The information on the website is supported by accessibility functions.
Visit voicesandvisibility.org.uk to see the site
The money raised supported technical development including a ‘microsite’ for use with desktop, mobile and tablet. The content of the current wallchart has been adapted and additional information included. Audio files are in use alongside text and images.
For every donation made by someone via gofundme it will be matched by funds from private supporters of LGBT+HM therefore your donation will be doubled.
Supporters who supply their name will be thanked on a special acknowledgment page next to the resource. Organisations that support us with £50 or more can choose for their logo to be included.
On the download page you can also find more information about the project including credits for those who have supported and provided valued resources to date.
Voices and Visibility is managed by Seth Atkin. Partners in the development of the wallchart, which set the foundation for developing the website, were the Forum, UCU, TUC, UNISON, PCS and LGBT+ History Month,
- Simon Atkins
- Jemma Denton
- Kit Heyam
- Alan Jackson
- Paige Knight-Davis
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