London Borough of Islington
Highbury and Islington CHE Group (also known as North London CHE or Islington CHE) was founded in 1972.
The London Gay Teenage Group set up in 1976 met in the Borough of Islington from 1977.
In 1981 the Carved Red Lion pub in Essex Road, just off Upper Street, hosted the Movements disco on Saturday nights . By August 1982 Movements disco had moved to the Pied Bull in Liverpool Road. following a disagreement with the landlord at the Carved Red Lion .
Chris Smith, now Baron Smith of Finsbury, in the London Borough of Islington, was an Islington Councillor (for Barnsbury Ward) before becoming an MP. He received the Freedom of the Borough of Islington in 2010, and was warmly congratulated on that occasion by gay Councillor Terry Stacy, leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the council.
In October 2016, Islington Council announced that it was setting up a new LGBT archive. The archive collection, called Islington Pride, has been HLF funded as a LGBTQ+ Heritage archive project and is housed in the Islington Local History Centre.
- http://web.archive.org/web/20110919020319/http://www.lgbtlondon.com/borough/Islington Borough profile on LGBT London via the Web Archive
- Capital Gay 28 Aug 1981
- Capital Gay Aug 13 1982
- James Morris, "‘Highbury Fields gay rights demo was a watershed moment’: Islington Museum to set up first LGBT archive", Islington Gazette, 10 October 2016. updated information from Marlin Khondoker, Islington Local History Centre 24 Oct 2019