This Proseminar discusses a selection of British queer activist groups and the historical context in which they were formed. As a short introduction to the history of LGBT* rights in the UK, we will take a closer look at specifc events and legal developments, and discuss the manifold implications for the private and public lives of non-normative individuals and how these events and developments motivated the formation of LGBT* rights organisations. After that, we will look at early activist groups, such as the Minorities Research Group and the Gay Liberation Front, as well as younger organisations like Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and discuss their strategies and motivations and how activism has changed over the decades towards a potentially more inclusive approach to equal rights. We will then examine the importance of intersectionality and solidarity in activism, and put special focus on a selection of important groups and publications, such as Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group, or Gay Left and how their work helps connect and support different issues and marginalised groups. We will discuss if and how intersectionality is omnipresent in discrimination and its importance to political activism.