London LGBT Archive: rukus!

London Metropolitan Archives

The rukus! Black LGBT archive mission is to create Europe’s first dedicated living archive, devoted to our heritage, culture and experiences.

We aim to collect, preserve, exhibit, and otherwise make available to the public historical, cultural, and artistic materials related to the Black lesbian, gay bisexual and trans communities in the United Kingdom. The materials have been collected from individuals, activists, DJs, club promoters, writers, artists, community organizations and magazine publishers from within and outside our communities.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • establish a living Black LGBT history archive in its own premises
  • produce exhibitions, publications, talks and workshops, educational resource material to increase awareness of our lives and visibility of our history and culture
  • create oral history interviews to preserve a record of our lives and testimonies.


This archive no longer appears to have a live website but the collection is housed at the London Metropolitan Archives.

This archive entry was last updated on 19/08/2020. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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