Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ history

National Trust team outside Birmingham Back-to-Backs during Birmingham Pride 2017

Many of our places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional ideas of gender and sexuality. In 2017, 50 years after the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, we explored our LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) heritage with a programme called Prejudice and Pride.

Some of the stories from our places

More LGBTQ stories and events from our places

Here is a roundup of LGBTQ stories from our places and the events we’re hosting to mark the anniversary of partial de-criminalisation.


Artists respond to Prejudice and Pride

We worked with two national artists in residence, Simona Piantieri and Michele D’Acosta, to respond creatively to the LGBTQ heritage of our places and create three short films that tell the broader story of the importance of this heritage across over a hundred years of history.

Watch an extract from one of the films following our involvement at Birmingham Pride.