It's 50 years since the first Pride in London, and to mark the occasion, Bishopsgate Institute is inviting people to donate personal pictures and memories to their People's Pride Archive.
Anyone and everyone who wants to share their personal photos and stories — whether from Pride in London, Brighton, Manchester, Trans Pride, Black Pride, or one of the many international Prides — can do so by visiting the People’s Pride Archive, and uploading their material.
Your memories/photos needn't be from a huge blowout, either. Bishopsgate Institute says that "every story matters", and Pride memories might be from back gardens, balconies or streets — any moment in Pride history that meant something special to you.
What'll happen with the submissions? Says Bishopsgate Institute: "We want to give a home to your photographs and stories relating to Pride, creating a dedicated archive that celebrates the struggles and celebrations of the past 50 years." In short, you'll become a documented part of LGBTQ+ history!
The People's Pride Archive is open for submissions now. Bishopsgate Institute holds one of the largest LGBTQ+ collections in the UK, and is always encouraging donations, to swell its cultural coffers.