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 ...
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
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. ...
Mar
28
Thu
7:00 pm Documentary screening: A deal wi... @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Documentary screening: A deal wi... @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Documentary screening: A deal with the universe @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
For International Transgender Day of Visibility, Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club is screening this debut feature from Trans filmmaker Jason Barker, telling the story of a very different kind of pregnancy. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason’s incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over ...
Apr
1
Mon
7:00 pm They, Them, We, Us @ Arcola Theatre
They, Them, We, Us @ Arcola Theatre
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
Arcola Queer Collective presents They, Them, We, Us Devised by the Company Directed by Dani Singer “The first duty of the revolutionary is to survive.” They, Them, We, Us: A Queerstory is a gutsy celebration of 50 years of Queer Liberation since the Stonewall Uprising – an expansive look backwards and forwards, flowing through 50 years of queerstory in fifty ...
8:30 pm The Quest @ Arcola Theatre
The Quest @ Arcola Theatre
Apr 1 @ 8:30 pm – Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm
The Quest @ Arcola Theatre
Arcola Queer Collective presents The Quest By Robert Holtom Directed by Vicky Olusanya 1-6 Apr, 8:30pm £15/£12 “I really want a hero. One who lives in a world of magic. I want to see them on posters and in colouring books because I want to be saved from all this.” Zemuel has been banished from his village in the Valley ...
Apr
4
Thu
all-day EcoFutures Festival Queer, Femin... @ The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park
EcoFutures Festival Queer, Femin... @ The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park
Apr 4 – Apr 19 all-day
EcoFutures Festival Queer, Feminist and Decolonial Responses to Ecological & Environmental Changes @ The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park
EcoFutures takes place in East London and brings together over 70 artists, activists and theorists from all over the world to create a platform for discussion and experimentation around urgent environmental and ecological issues such as climate change, extinction, pollution, health and sustainability through an intersectional, feminist and queer lens.
7:00 pm • ‘How beautiful are thy buttock... @ Bolton Central Library and Museum
• ‘How beautiful are thy buttock... @ Bolton Central Library and Museum
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
•	‘How beautiful are thy buttocks!’: ‘Same-sex desire in Ancient Egypt,’ talk by Dr Roland Enmarch @ Bolton Central Library and Museum
Although there is little evidence that the Ancient Egyptians conceptualised human beings as belonging to discrete groups based on their sexual preferences, there is a comparatively rich set of sources that attest the existence of same-sex sexual activity in pharaonic times. Dr Enmarch will talk about the realms of Egyptian mythology and Egyptian societal ideologies.
Apr
5
Fri
7:30 pm Mother The Verb @ Chisenhale Dance Space
Mother The Verb @ Chisenhale Dance Space
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm
Mother The Verb @ Chisenhale Dance Space
Fusing dance, storytelling and audiovisual projections, Mother The Verb is a performance with an air of ritual enacted from queer, trans and indigenous/of colour perspectives. Exploring motherhood and its redemptive potential through a tender, physical language, this piece is a bold and complex study of the toxic effects produced by colonialism and ecological violence on human and planetary relations. “Because ...
Apr
6
Sat
3:30 pm Global Queer Voices @ Arcola Theatre
Global Queer Voices @ Arcola Theatre
Apr 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Global Queer Voices @ Arcola Theatre
Global Voices Theatre are back with two brand new selections of the best international new writing. Come discover excerpts of plays never before staged in the UK; curated, read and performed with members of the Arcola Community Theatre Companies. 6 Apr, 3:30pm £5 Global Queer Voices is created via an international call for playwrights – click here to learn more ...
Apr
7
Sun
all-day QUEER COLLECTIVE WELLBEING DAY @ Arcola Theatre
QUEER COLLECTIVE WELLBEING DAY @ Arcola Theatre
Apr 7 all-day
QUEER COLLECTIVE WELLBEING DAY @ Arcola Theatre
Join Milly’s Massage & Yoga for a day of relaxation, release and rejuvenation. Pop in for a 15 minute massage, some meditation time or just chill and do some art therapy in a space with quiet queers. Hatha yoga classes: 2pm & 4pm Thai & Swedish massage slots: book in person on the day facebook.com/CamillaHardingYoga Pay What You Can 7 ...
7:00 pm QUEER QUIZ AND COMEDY NIGHT @ Arcola Theatre
QUEER QUIZ AND COMEDY NIGHT @ Arcola Theatre
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
QUEER QUIZ AND COMEDY NIGHT @  Arcola Theatre
Come on down to Arcola Bar and join some familiar faces for a pub quiz with a difference. Laugh out loud at some stand up comedy bound to tickle your fancy. Who will win the queerest of quiz prizes and be crowned the champions? 7 April, 7pm £5

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