Six queer history landmarks are being honoured by Historic England

Six queer history landmarks are being honoured by Historic England for their contributions to the country’s past.

Oscar Wilde’s home in Kensington is one of the landmarks up for recognition. While it is currently a listed building, the group has relisted it to demonstrate its importance.

The Burdett-Coutts Memorial at St Pancras Gardens commemorates various people, including the 18th Century French transgender diplomat Chevalier d’Eon.

According to the BBC, Chevalier d’Eon identified as a man for nearly fifty years. He later lived the rest of his life as a woman.

The memorial will be upgraded to a Grade II site.

Lead researcher Prof Alison Oram told the BBC: “Queer heritage is everywhere, and we hope that Pride of Place will lead to more historic places being publicly valued and protected for their important queer histories.”

(Pic: Derek Kendall via BBC)

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