Tag Archive for: lgbt history

David Shenton: Documenting Gay History

Cartoon Strips of David Shenton.

This gallery celebrates 35 years of David Shenton’s cartoon strips, which tell a snap-shot story of gay life in the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s.

2012 Retrospective 5: Polari’s Credo

2012 Retrospective

The Editor looks back at the year 2012 in Polari and how it has explored the LGBT subculture. Part 5: Credo.

Happy 4th Birthday to Polari


Polari turns 4 today. It’s about to turn yet another corner, writes the editor, and reinvent its mission to explore the LGBT subculture.

“For the last 4 years, Polari has been run as a voluntary community project built from love and a lot of hard work. We are now a Community Interest Company.”

Write Queer London

An interview with Kate Smith and Babs Guthrie

Polari talks to the founders of the LGBT history project Write Queer London.

I think gay people are also a bit scared to own history when looking back beyond a certain time, there’s a feeling that we don’t know anything at all, which isn’t true.