We are pleased to say that you can now contribute directly via this site! First you will need to register as a contributor (your username and age that you sign up with will be published on this site with any memories that you add), you can do this here. Once you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation email from us then you can log into the site.
Once logged in, simply select a topic that you wish to share a memory about and at the bottom of the article you will find a link that says "Tell us about it". Click that link and you will be taken to a screen that lets you enter the memory title and the details of your memory.
Please include a clear description of the subject you are talking about and the approximate year that your memory relates to in the title. e.g. "Pride in 2002..." Or "GLF discos between 1973 and 1975...". Please be as descriptive as you can, for example if you went to a particular bar, tell us about the layout and decor, the type of music playing, what people were wearing, any memorable characters involved, etc.
All submitted memories are carefully moderated and may be edited, and once approved your memory will appear on the site.
Alternatively, you can email your memories to us.
Please include the name you wish to be known by (full name, first name or pseudonym) and your age. In your description of the subject you are talking about please include the approximate year that your memory relates to in the title. e.g. "Pride in 2002..." Or "GLF discos between 1973 and 1975...". Please be as descriptive as you can, for example if you went to a particular bar, tell us about the layout and decor, the type of music playing, what people were wearing, any memorable characters involved, etc.
Please send your email to email@example.com
We would love to hear from you!
If you have a great deal to say, or you prefer to have a face to face conversation with us, we may still be able to arrange an interview. In which case please ring 0121 773 0633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very short of photos of lesbians and gay men from the days before digital photography which has made it easier to share photos. We would welcome donations from the 1990s back – we can scan and return - or you can email photos/pictures to us. We would like to have more examples of the fashions and clothes people were wearing, places people went, what people were involved in. Please look through your albums and get in touch via email@example.com
If you have materials in your attic please dig them out! Badges, tee shirts, posters, tickets, meeting minutes, whatever helps paint a picture of Birmingham's gay and lesbian community in the past. When we have accessed everything we need from donated materials we have arranged with Birmingham Libraries that they will archive them for us in their lesbian and gay section.