London Transport Museum to collect Pride journeys

#MyJourneytoPride will capture the social experience of the parades
Yosola Olorunshola
London Transport Museum has launched a contemporary collecting project asking people travelling to Pride and UK Black Pride events to share their journeys. 

They are asking people to use #MyJourneyToPride and tag @ltmuseum to share their thoughts, photos and videos on social media. The project aims to preserve and record the personal experiences of people travelling to the parades in 2019. 

The experiences of non-binary and transgender people are currently under-represented in the collection, so the museum is actively seeking to collect material that is more inclusive of all genders.

The stories shared will add to the collections currently held in London Transport Museum that represent LGBTQ+ experiences including banners, posters, photographs and the first ever rainbow crossing. 

“London’s transport has a part to play in bringing people together for Pride and we want to offer a space to preserve and record the thoughts, feelings and experiences of people attending parades this year,” said Ellie Miles, Documentary Curator at London Transport Museum. 

Supported by Arts Council England, the project will help capture the social side of the London Pride story, which objects on their own cannot fully convey.