UCL Urban Laboratory


What we can do to help protect our LGBT venues post Covid?

09 July 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Exterior of SHE SOHO, London. Image credit: Chrs Goldberg on Flickr

As part of Pride in Property, Professor Ben Campkin and Lo Marshall discuss their research into LGBTQ+ venues, and how built environment professionals can help to protect them.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Pride in Property


14.00 CEST
08.00 EDT
20.00 CST

Since 2015, following a crisis of venue closures and threats through redevelopment, activists, policy makers and planners have been working in complimentary ways to creatively protect important LGBTQ+ social and cultural infrastructure. The Covid-19 pandemic means that it is instantly more difficult, and important, to continue these efforts. UCL Urban Laboratory's work details inspiring venues, past and present, and points to the hard work that has recently gone in to recognise and support these legally protected minorities with the limited policy and planning instruments and resources available.

Event organised as part of Pride in Property, an online Pride celebration created by the members of Changing the Face of Property, a collaboration of 12 of the UK's largest real estate consultancies uniting to create a more diverse and inclusive sector.

Image: Security guard outside She Soho nightclub (2014). Credit: Chris Goldberg on Flickr.