LGBT History Month is Every February

 

LGBT History Month 2019 is officially over but there is so much happening this year we’v had to spill out into March! This year our theme was Peace, Activism and Reconciliation.

So it’s not too late to get involved:

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It is LGBT History Month!

The Proud Trust is absolutely thrilled to bring you the LGBT History Month Resource and Education Pack for February 2019, in conjunction with Schools OUT UK. The theme this year is of such great importance, exploring LGBT+ activism in the year marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal moment in LGBT+ rights and history. It is crucial that the struggles and fights of others, to give us the lives we have today, are recognised. It is also so important that we understand the fights that are still continuing to happen, and still need to happen, to give folk liberation and peace.

Our thanks are extended to Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, founder of UK Black Pride, who has kindly written the thought provoking foreword to this years pack.

This four session pack will help you bring LGBT+ awareness into your youth groups or classrooms, and could be delivered as part of PSHE or history!

A very limited number of physical packs have been printed, and are available in their shop. The pack is also available to you as a free downloadable pdf document here.

Enjoy!

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The LGBT History Month February 2019 theme is History: Peace, Activism and Reconciliation

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Upcoming events from our year-round calendar:

Feb
20
Wed
10:00 am THE ‘OTHER’ FRIENDS OF CLAPHAM C... @ Omnibus Theatre
THE ‘OTHER’ FRIENDS OF CLAPHAM C... @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm
THE 'OTHER' FRIENDS OF CLAPHAM COMMON @ Omnibus Theatre
Presented by And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, HB&Co and Omnibus Theatre The ‘Other’ Friends of Clapham Common is a new commission by And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, HB&Co and Omnibus Theatre. It is an app-based binaural sound experience that explores some of the past and current histories of Clapham Common as a Cruising ground. The soundtrack takes you on a ...
Feb
26
Tue
all-day 96 Festival @ Omnibus Theatre
96 Festival @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 – Mar 24 all-day
96 Festival @ Omnibus Theatre
96 Festival is back by popular demand! A glittering lineup of artists will set up camp at Omnibus Theatre for a spectacular celebration of queerness and theatre. A no holds barred extravaganza of cabaret, drag, burlesque, theatre, music, art and activism; 96 Festival has been conceived in remembrance and celebration of the iconic Pride party on Clapham Common in 1996
all-day LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre
LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 – Mar 24 all-day
LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre
Presented by Critical Mass and Paul Virides Productions. Written and directed by Sarah Chew So, I live with this geeky, kind of brilliant boy. Every night, the clock chimes midnight, and this boy turns into the most beautiful woman in  all the world. It’s gorgeous. Just, it’s a fairytale. And that makes me scared that it’s bollocks. London, Summer 2010. Orla ...
7:30 pm LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre
LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
LIPSTICK: A FAIRY TALE OF IRAN @ Omnibus Theatre
Presented by Critical Mass and Paul Virides Productions. Written and directed by Sarah Chew So, I live with this geeky, kind of brilliant boy. Every night, the clock chimes midnight and this boy turns into the most beautiful woman in  all the world. It’s gorgeous. Just, it’s a fairytale. And that makes me scared that it’s bollocks. London, Summer 2010. Orla ...
Mar
12
Tue
all-day Romance Romance @ Above The Stag Theatre
Romance Romance @ Above The Stag Theatre
Mar 12 – Apr 6 all-day
Romance Romance @ Above The Stag Theatre
This charming and intelligent musical brings together two contrasting stories, set 100 years apart. In late 19th Century Vienna, two bored high-society lovers disguise themselves as struggling members of the working class. Can their love survive without the comforts and luxuries they’re used to? And 100 years later, two couples rent a beach house in The Hamptons, where a spot ...
Mar
22
Fri
6:30 pm Queer(er) squatting: an evening ... @ Sutton House and Breaker's Yard
Queer(er) squatting: an evening ... @ Sutton House and Breaker's Yard
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm
Queer(er) squatting: an evening of discussion about LGBTQ+ squatting @ Sutton House and Breaker's Yard
In 1985, Sutton House was occupied by squatters and re-named ‘the Blue House’. Rock concerts were held in the barn, and an old copy of the 1979 edition of the Squatters’ Handbook featuring legendary squatter, British Black Panther and feminist activist Olive Morris on the cover was recently found in the attic. Much like Sutton House, squatting has a colourful ...
Mar
23
Sat
all-day 24/7 LIVE @ Omnibus Theatre
24/7 LIVE @ Omnibus Theatre
Mar 23 all-day
24/7 LIVE @ Omnibus Theatre
Join British-Chinese pop artist LE FIL as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, desire and objectification through a fusion of gender-bending performance art, hip-thrusting dance, twisted autobiography and kaleidoscopic pop music from his Nightlife EP. This pop-gig-with-extras opens its doors to cruising toilets, bad romances and the modern constructions of gender that package us up ...
all-day OUTing the Past Dublin 2019 @ National gallery of Ireland
OUTing the Past Dublin 2019 @ National gallery of Ireland
Mar 23 all-day
OUTing the Past Dublin 2019 @ National gallery of Ireland
The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to bring OUTing the Past to Dublin for the first time on the 23rd March 2019. In 2018 we launched LGBTQ+ themed tours of the collection, and we are looking forward to going bigger and bolder with our LGBTQ+ programming in 2019. The Festival offers Gallery visitors a new educational perspective by viewing ...
7:30 pm The No History of the Near Not Now @ The Young Actors Theatre Islington
The No History of the Near Not Now @ The Young Actors Theatre Islington
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
The No History of the Near Not Now @ The Young Actors Theatre Islington
An innovative new play exploring Islington’s LGBTQ+ heritage by award-winning playwright Stephen M Hornby and the Young Actors Theatre Islington. “In a near alternative future, the past is not the past anymore, years have been banned and museums are closing. All that is left of history is the “not now”, but some archives won’t give up without a fight, especially ...
9:00 pm 24/7 LIVE @ Omnibus Theatre
24/7 LIVE @ Omnibus Theatre
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm
24/7 LIVE @ Omnibus Theatre
Join British-Chinese pop artist LE FIL as he, she or it explores a 24/7 world of gay-straight men, desire and objectification through a fusion of gender-bending performance art, hip-thrusting dance, twisted autobiography and kaleidoscopic pop music from his Nightlife EP. This pop-gig-with-extras opens its doors to cruising toilets, bad romances and the modern constructions of gender that package us up ...
Mar
24
Sun
7:30 pm The No History of the Near Not Now @ The Young Actors Theatre Islington
The No History of the Near Not Now @ The Young Actors Theatre Islington
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm
The No History of the Near Not Now @ The Young Actors Theatre Islington
An innovative new play exploring Islington’s LGBTQ+ heritage by award-winning playwright Stephen M Hornby and the Young Actors Theatre Islington. “In a near alternative future, the past is not the past anymore, years have been banned and museums are closing. All that is left of history is the “not now”, but some archives won’t give up without a fight, especially ...
Mar
25
Mon
7:30 pm ELF LYONS: CHIFFCHAFF @ Omnibus Theatre
ELF LYONS: CHIFFCHAFF @ Omnibus Theatre
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm
ELF LYONS: CHIFFCHAFF @ Omnibus Theatre
CKP & InterTalent Group present: Elf Lyons: Chiffchaff The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her London debut of her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal. The queen of clown is back and she’s making the dismal science fun with a whole orchestra and an Invisible Hand. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. ...

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