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Northern Ireland Political Collection
QueerSpace was founded in 1998 to support and create a safe and inclusive space for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Belfast. A volunteer-led collective, it aims to raise LGBT+ visibility, provide support and resources for LGBT+ activities, and facilitate communication by fostering discussion and debate.
This online collection is a selection of material from the QueerSpace archive held at the Linen Hall Library and is comprised of ephemera, correspondence, and press clippings pertaining to QueerSpace as well as other organisations and movements including Cara-Friend, and Belfast Pride.
I Was There: Working-Class Women in Community Drama
The extraORDINARYwomen project at the Linen Hall Library has one fundamental goal: to celebrate the significance of ordinary women’s lives in Northern Ireland. As part of Ciara McAllister's PhD research, Ciara explored the Theatre and Performing Arts collections in the Linen Hall Library, looking specifically at materials relating to community arts.
Anna Lo discusses her election journey, making change for a better future and her debut in politics. A tough campaigning journey proved to be fruitful as she made history by becoming ‘the first non-white elected politician in Northern Ireland and more astonishingly, the first China-born parliamentarian in Europe.’