In the UK, a number of buildings are recognised as being of historical significance due to the people that lived there or events that took place there and of these some are commemorated by a Blue Plaque outside the building. We felt that to commemorate the wonderful LGBT history of Brighton it would be good to have a similar kind of recognition, albeit virtual, and out of that desire came Pink Plaques. Maybe one day there will be physical ones too ...
Pink Plaques is your own personal and expert tour guide, letting you peek under the skin of Brighton and Hove to uncover the extraordinary stories of its LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) past and present.
The app's content was written by Brighton's own Rose Collis (already well-known for The New Encyclopaedia of Brighton and her "Walkie Talkie" personal guided tours on which this app is based) and it allows you to delve into the city's LGBT past, even when Rose can't be there in person to guide you!
Pink Plaques isn't only a fascinating treat for residents of and visitors to Brighton and Hove but for anyone interested in the LGBT history of the UK's queerest city. After downloading Pink Plaques you will know about the hotel where Anne Lister had a dirty weekend, the pub at which a well known pop group's manager, Brian Epstein, quaffed and which gay bookstore owner was prosecuted for stocking 'obscene' material - even if you live far from this exciting city.