LGBT+ history is often spoken of as a ‘hidden history’, but this phrase can be misleading. There is a wealth of archival records that relate to the history of sexuality and gender identity. Researchers frequently use specific methods to find the records they are looking for. This is why we have an extensive range of research guides on our website.
For several years we have offered guidance through our gay, lesbian and bisexual research guide. This guide does not currently cover transgender history, as this research was in its infancy when the guide was first developed. Now feels like a good time to give this guidance a bit of a refresh!