Cork LGBT Archive
The Cork LGBT Archive aims to gather, preserve, digitise, share and display information in relation to the history of the LGBT communities in Cork, Ireland. Cork has a long and rich history of LGBT activism, community formation and development. Since at least the 1970s, LGBT people in Cork have forged communities, established organisations, set up services and reached out to others. As well as campaigning for LGBT rights and providing services and supports to LGBT people, the LGBT community has played a vital role in movements for social justice and political change in Cork. Yet this community, like many other LGBT communities worldwide, has been largely invisible in historical accounts and its contribution to social and political change and developments largely unacknowledged. The Digital Archive has been developed by Orla Egan, Cork LGBT activist, PhD student in Digital Arts and Humanities in UCC and author of Queer Republic of Cork book.