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A major project titled 'Tales From Yester-Queer' organised in conjunction with The Armistead Project, Unity Theatre and Liverpool Record Office, became the first ever attempt to pay tribute to the experiences of older lesbian and gay Liverpudlians.
The project involved collecting and collating various spoken, written and video sources, as well as a short film commission 'Gayzin Liverpool', produced by local filmmaker Sandi Hughes.
As a result of campaigns from the LGBT community, the Council held a third consultation between Friday 23 January 2009 and Friday 20 February 2009, and proposed longer hours of pedestrianisation.
After analysing public opinion, the City Council decided that hours proposed the third time round were insufficient in ensuring pedestrian safety.
Cllr Nick Small, cabinet member for employment and skills, said: "We have made strides in recent years and are being seen as a more gay-friendly city than was the case a few years ago.
We now need to look at how we can develop and promote the quarter." As a result of this report in 2011, numerous regeneration options for the Stanley Street quarter were under discussion and include new rainbow coloured paving, artworks, gateway features, street-tree planting, new outdoor seating and street furniture, and a new public square.
Landscape of Queen Square changed as Roe Street Gyratory and bus station opens.
The legacy of Victorian laws and homosexual criminalisation meant that the city's lesbian and gay community would be largely underground for the next century and little is known about it during this period.
However, recent research has highlighted the existence of an unofficial gay quarter around Queen Square from as early as the 1940s, which earned itself the nickname "Covent Garden of the North".
Opening of several gay establishments in the area including Jody's, The Curzon, The Lisbon, and Paco's.
First recorded Liverpool Gay Pride Festival took place in 1979.
Urban planner Feria Urbanism carried out a £12,000 study in conjunction with the City Council The company is consulted with businesses and residents in the area to see how public areas and safety can be improved.