The award wining rukus! Black LGBT Archive, launched in 2005, generates , collects, preserves and makes available to the public historical, cultural and artistic materials relating to our lived experience in the UK. The work of the archive makes a unique and significant contribution to the development and celebration of the Black LGBT Community.

The main objectives of the archive are: (1) To establish a living Black LGBT history archive in its own premises (2); to produce exhibitions, publications, talks and workshops, educational resource material to increase awareness of our lives and visibility of our history and (3) create oral history interviews to preserve a record of our lives and testimonies. In 2010 we deposited the archive at London Metropolitan Archives.

Our collection policy is ongoing and we are looking for the following materials
Magazines
Newsletters
Journals
Newspapers
Books & Monographs
Monographs & Pamphlets
Photographs & Prints
Moving Images
Posters & Ephemera
Audiotapes
Organizational Records
Please get in touch if you have materials