Report and Resources

“LGBT+ and queer histories are an integral part of human history. To reflect the methodological advances and rich research findings across a wide spectrum of fields, chronologies and geographical regions more fully, LGBT+ histories and perspectives in all their diversity need to be represented in teaching and university-based research, as well as in museums, galleries, archives and libraries.

The RHS LGBT+ Histories and Historians Report (2020)



In February 2019, the RHS established a working group to explore the teaching of LGBT+ and queer histories, and to consider the experiences of LGBT+ historians. Between July and September 2019 we ran an open survey which attracted 852 responses.

The working group has now published its report, together with a set of online resources.

This project is designed to grow over time in order to include new or updated material, and to expand on some of the important topics and ideas raised in the report. These resources are a starting point: we welcome suggestions that will enhance its function as a live document over time. Please use the online contact form for submitting further resources, reading list additions, or other suggestions for inclusion here.


From this page you can:

  • download the full accessible and print-friendly versions of the report
  • download the basic statistical data from the survey questions
  • browse the Resources and Personal Reflections accompanying the report
  • contact us with suggestions of further resources, archival collections, reading list additions, or other suggestions for inclusion.