A protest group called the Sexual Avengers have been creating plaques that celebrate #YesterQueer and affixing them to London LGBT+ landmarks.
The group has even placed a plaque on the House of Lords to commemorate lesbian activists who abseiled into parliament in 1998 to protest Section 28, an anti-gay amendment to a local government bill.
The plaque reads: “Queer heritage: Protesting against Section 28 that discriminated against homosexuality, lesbians abseiled into the House of Lords, 2 February 1988.”
Sexual Avengers member Ariana Jordão told Pink News that they’re celebrating “acts of queer resistance”.
“The House of Lords represents the powerful who ignore the interests of the few, so this is about visibility, creating something that’s impossible to ignore – a rupture in the impenetrable powerhouse.
“It felt awesome standing on the shoulders of giants, and of my friends.”
Plaques have also been attached to the Admiral Duncan pub—where a neo-Nazi attack was carried out in 1999— and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens—the current site for UK Black Pride.
Activists say the project aims to bring about awareness of London’s rich LGBT+ history.
“London is unique as a “gay-friendly” city with no permanent LGBTQIA+ museum or cultural space: comparable cities such as Berlin, San Francisco or New York have such a space,” Sexual Avengers member Dan Glass told Gay Star News.
The House of Lords says that while there was no security breach, the group’s plaque has now been taken down.