Trafalgar Square queer history walking tour for LGBT+ History Month

Start date
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Trafalgar Square area
Who's it for
All PCS members of the LGBT+ community and supporters in LSE


Ever wanted to learn more about the queer history of Trafalgar Square? As part of LGBT+ History Month, L&SE PCS Proud has organised a walking tour led by Dan Glass, author of ‘Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History’.

Tour meeting point - Embankment Station

Nearest wheelchair accessible stations with platform access - Tottenham Court Road or Green Park 

Price - £10 per person

Tour Highlights include:

  • Stories from campaigners that led to ‘Sexual Offences Act’ that partially decriminalised homosexuality in 1967;
  • ‘The Order of Chaeronea’, a secret society of homosexuals;
  • The Gay Ultradisco at Heaven Nightclub and the birth of the modern HIV/AIDS movement for justice;
  • Oscar Wilde’s statue;
  • politicians and activists that overturned ‘Section 28’ which banned the promotion of homosexuality in public institutions;
  • first person testimony from trailblazing protests including ‘The Teenage Turn-in’ at Charing Cross police station;
  • The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) Youth Demo against the unequal age of consent;
  • AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) ‘die-in’ protests at the height of the AIDS pandemic;
  • London Trans Pride .....and more.
Event Contact


Event Address

Embankment Station, Westminster, London, WC2N 6NS