The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive

The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA) is a national archive of press cuttings, campaigning material and other resources relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Whether you are interested in the recommedations of the Wolfenden Committee in the 1950s, who wore what and why at the Gateways Club in the 1960s, the Gay Liberation Front and the Festival of Light in the 1970s, Clause 28 and the ranting of James Anderton in the 1980s, pink pounds and gay villages in the 1990s or Todd Grimshaw's coming out on Coronation Street in 2000s; if the press covered it, we have the story.

LAGNA consists primarily of a collection of an estimated 200,000 press cuttings covering all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans experience from the late nineteenth century to the present. Sources include broadsheets, tabloids, local newspapers, magazines, journals and specialist publications. The cuttings are organised by subject matter, biographical content and location and a catalogue of all those from the 1930s to 1969 is available on this website.