A historian from Brighton has launched an app about the city's
LGBT history - believed to be the first of its kind in the
Due to launch in late February, the app - detailing historically
significant LGBT sites all over the countries biggest cities - is
the brainchild of Rose Collis and Stephen Watson.
Taking a historical look at the city, users will be able to choose
from a trail marking the LGBT events in Hotels, Pubs and Clubs, or
Shops and Cafes throughout history.
Based on her "Walkie Talkie" tours, it features original text and
photos by Rosie, who is a critically-acclaimed writer, alternative
historian and performer who has lived and worked in Brighton since
Her work includes biography, journalism, short fiction, website
content, exhibitions, radio, apps, podcasts, literary talks and her
own brand of historical guided walks, 'Walkie Talkies'.
Stephen, who had been a programmer for 26 years, met her when she
joined the Rainbow Chorus, and that when went to one of her talks
on Brighton's LGBT past, that he "found it absolutely fascinating
and thought that whilst, her personal tours are the best, there is
only one of her", he told us.
"What if you wanted to have your own personal tour by Rose and she
was busy, or on holiday, or the next tour was the day after your
Available from late February, the Brighton's Pink Plaques App will
be up for purchase, costing £1.79 via App Store and for use with
any iOS device running 4.2 or higher.