As part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History Month, the National Archives are inviting artists to explore the hidden histories from the LGBTQ community held in the official government archives. The workshop, which is to be held on 21 February 2015, is part of the event series Out of the Archives, which uses the creative experience of zine making to highlight voices which have been marginalised historically.
From love letters that were meant to be destroyed to the calling card of the transgender diplomat Chevalier d'Eon, the records hold many personal stories. The workshop will bring alive these histories through a fascinating display of original documents that will inspire a creative zine making session. Would you be interested in helping to create a collective zine exploring the experience of LGBTQ individuals in the past? If so, why not contact the National Archives to book a place?