West Yorkshire Queer Stories would not have been made possible without the support offered by project partners Yorkshire MESMAC, Leeds Museums & Galleries and West Yorkshire Archive Service.

In particular, we would like to thank Marek Romaniszyn, Assistant Community Curator at Leeds City Museum, for his determination to raise queer visibility within the heritage sector, and Vicky Grindrod, Archivist at West Yorkshire Archive Service, for her critical understanding of collecting and the support and reassurance she offered throughout the process. Special mention must also go to Liz Carey, Claire Spracklen and Paul Storey at Yorkshire MESMAC for facilitating the delivery of a complex new project within the organisation.

Our wonderful volunteers and participants are at the heart of West Yorkshire Queer Stories and we owe a huge thank you to everyone who has given their time, ideas and support. We’re grateful to those who have shared their stories and objects so generously, as well as the artists who have turned them into films and other media. We also want to express our thanks to Jude Woods and the volunteers and participants of the original Queer Stories project, especially those who are still involved: Susan Phillips, Val Kay, John Gravett, Raymond Warwick and Deirdre Quill.

Finally, the support and friendship of our colleagues at Yorkshire MESMAC has motivated us on a daily basis and deserves a very special thank you.