Libraries and archives


Liverpool Record Offices actively collects archives of Merseyside LGBT+ communities. Two significant collections which have been deposited are the Sandi Hughes archive and the Sahir House archive.

Sandi Hughes is a feminist film-maker, her collection (reference 306 HUG) includes photographs, nightclub flyers, posters and magazines that capture some of Liverpool’s marginalised and diverse groups of people known to Sandi during 70s, 80s and 90s. Their stories which express and define their cultural identity were obtained by Sandi.

For the last 30 years Sahir House has been Merseyside and North Cheshire's HIV charity, for people living with and affected by HIV. The archive includes business records of Sahir House, as well as community documents, and collections of newspaper cuttings. The archive (reference 362 SAH) predominantly deals with the Merseyside area, but the wider HIV/AIDS environment is also evidenced through the national publications of key HIV/AIDS organisations and government reports.

The Merseyside LGBT collection is mostly comprised of miscellaneous printed material promoting LGBT venues along with minutes of Merseyside Lesbian and Gay Community Forum, photocopies of photographs and newspaper articles, (reference 306 MD).

Liverpool Lesbian and Gay pride poster from 1990


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