London's LGBT+ history
Explore historical evidence of London’s LGBT+ history with these object-rich resources for secondary schools.
Here you'll find everything you need to explore some of these stories with your students, including downloadable resources and related lesson starters:
- A 'frequently asked questions' guide to using our LGBT+ schools resources
- A timeline of key moments in London's LGBT+ history from AD 122 to 2014, to download, print and display proudly in your classroom
- A resource using a Bronze head of the Roman Emperor Hadrian to examine how Roman Londoners might have viewed male same-sex relationships
- A resource using a medieval 'poulaine' shoe to examine how people have used fashion to indicate hidden LGBT+ identities
- A resource using a medieval pilgrim badge and the legend of St Wilgefortis to examine medieval gender binaries
- A resource using a theatre programme for 'The Importance of Being Earnest' to examine how Victorian attitudes to Oscar Wilde’s personal life influenced his plays
- A resource using a photograph of composer and Suffragette Ethel Smyth, who wrote about her passionate relationships with women.
You can also browse and download these resources below: