There are a number of reasons why the Sal Lumsden Archive Project is important:
People involved in the early years of fighting for LGBT rights and dealing with homophobia and discrimination are ageing. Their memories are IMPORTANT and we want to start collecting their stories and cataloguing any material they may have before it’s lost.
The more years that go by, the more people have clear-outs, move house and get rid of things that may seem useless. In reality this could be material important to the history of the LGBT scene in the North East of England.
In the 21st Century people use the internet for information, be it for academic research, personal development or a multitude of other reasons. We aim to create an online archive that catalogues the history of LGBT in the region, which is available to all.
This is REAL history, and we want YOUR help in making sure we capture a TRUE picture of the development of the LGBT scene in the North East of England.
We have put together the following selection of online tools to help you get involved:
While we want personal stories, objects and recollections, we also want data. We want to know how you feel about certain things, and about what experiences you have had. Our questionnaire is a quick and easy way to be involved in the project.
Upload an image + story:
We recognise that some people want to get involved in the project, but don’t have a lot of time or necessarily want to be recorded. Using this form will allow you to send us either an image with a story attached, or just a story. In 5 minutes you could be a part of the SLAP! project!