Queer history is all around us. The building we walk past on the way to work might have witnessed the first meeting of a campaign group; the bus stop we use every day might be remembered fondly as the site of someone’s first kiss. But like many marginalised experiences, too often this history remains invisible. West Yorkshire Queer Stories, a Heritage Lottery Funded project, is/has been working to bring the region’s queer history to light.
This app showcases just some of the fascinating stories uncovered by the project. Use the interactive map to follow our history trail and discover Leeds’s hidden queer past. From Pride to squats, from 1840s court cases to 1990s raves, you can listen to voices from across the West Yorkshire queer community and see the city and its past in a new light.