Delving Deep into Queer King’s Cross

Delving Deep into Queer King’s Cross

Over the next few months we’re sharpening our focus and delving into LGBTQI+ history in King’s Cross. From infamous venues such as The Bell, to Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners via an explosion of same sex dance classes, sequinned catsuits locked away in city sheds, the HIV crisis and the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, we’re showcasing all things queer in King’s Cross.

We’re looking for individuals with stories to tell on a one-to-one basis and people to participate in group storytelling workshops, where there’ll be opportunities to share experiences and memories with others from within – and beyond – the LGBTQI+ community. We’ll also be dropping in to events in the area to showcase stories and hear from even more of you. Get in touch with polly@historypin.org if you, or anyone you know, has a story to tell or an event we could participate in.

We’ll be at Queer and Now, launching Pride in London, at Tate Britain on Saturday 24th June, Pride in London on 8th July, and the LGBT History Club at the London Metropolitan Archives on the 2nd August. Come say hello, tell us a story, have your photo taken and contribute to our fabulous Story Palace.

Check out Tom Marshman’s story about creating his one man verbatim show King’s Cross Remix here and watch this space as we record, and retell, more queer King’s Cross stories.  

Photo courtesy of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners