Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.

Nov
3
Fri
Making Out 67 17 @ Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton
Nov 3 – Jan 6 all-day
Making Out 67 17 @ Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton | England | United Kingdom

World’s First LGBTQ+ Design Exhibition including: loans from the V&A Museum, & work by: Alexander McQueen, Holly Johnson, Eileen Gray, Keith Haring, Jop van Bennekom, Maggi Hambling, Philip Johnson, Robert Indiana, Blackpop, Chip Kidd, Derek Jarman, Fantastic Man, Emmanuel Cooper, Angus Suttie, Kyle Bean, Matt Smith, Marianne Straub

Jan
6
Sat
The Soul of Wittgenstein @ Omnibus Theatre
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Soul of Wittgenstein @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 12+
If a dying man questioned what you were doing with your life, how would you answer? And would it be something that you were willing to admit?
1941.Guy’s Hospital, London. A battered copy of War and Peace, an illiterate Cockney dying of cancer, and a philosopher handing out pills. Is this all that defines them, or could they become something more? Written by Ron Elisha, winner of four Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, The Soul of Wittgenstein is a “perfectly paced … tragically beautiful play” (A Younger Theatre). It is simultaneously pertinent and engrossing, amusingly confrontational, yet tender. Directed by award-winning Dave Spencer, the play asks what happens when we open up, when we put aside our differences, and when we force ourselves to feel.
★ ★ ★ ★ “effortless … a scintillating, subtle and intense play”
London Theatre1.com
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Jan
9
Tue
Lobster @ Theatre503
Jan 9 – Jan 20 all-day
Lobster @ Theatre503 | England | United Kingdom

J is optimistic, bubbly, and excited for life. She’s ready to settle down and begin the family that she’s always dreamed of, and she’s finally found the perfect person to do that with: K. Except that K is cynical, independent, and uncertain about her future. But opposites attract… right?

Lobster is a modern-day love story, exposing the universal pressures on the millennial generation in an intimate and heart-breaking new comedy. In Snapper Theatre’s debut production, writer Lucy Foster paints the struggle of two women desperate to love each other, even when love simply isn’t enough.

Snapper Theatre is a new feminist company focusing on telling stories that are not often told and finding new ways of telling them. Their aim is to create powerful and engaging theatre that is both universal to the audience and specific to its subject matter.

Jan
30
Tue
Bisexual History Research @ LGBT Foundation
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm
Bisexual History Research @ LGBT Foundation

The Bisexual History Project seeks to tweet and facebook at least one “On this day in history” bi event every day of the year. They have most of the year covered but there are many more things that could be listed.

This is a hands-on workshop organised by BiPhoria to research bi history dates to help add to the calendar – bring your laptop and ideas (if you are fresh out of ideas, just the laptop is fine!)

To see the Bi History Project’s existing dates browse http://www.twitter.com/bisexualhistory or http://facebook.com/bihistory

Her Not Him @ Theatre503
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Her Not Him @ Theatre503 | England | United Kingdom

Bea, an older woman, comes out late in life. She nabs herself a young lover, Ellie, who has aspirations of starting a family and putting them both on a path to domestic bliss. Then Bea meets Jemima, who catches her eye and steels her away from Ellie. It all falls apart when Bea finally meets James, the boy beneath Jemima’s make-up, wigs and glamour, who doesn’t excite her quite as much.

Her Not Him marks Lughnacy Productions’ debut: a comedy drama exploring the things that keep us going in life, relationships that don’t fall under tidy labels, and the very human missteps we make when it comes to sexuality and sexual politics.

Lughnacy Productions is a new female-led theatre company of multi-disciplined artists, set up in 2017 to perform works with a female and LGBTQ focus.

Jan
31
Wed
Film Screening: The Queen of Ireland @ City Screen York
Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm

20:00 pre-film drinks, 21:00 film screening

The Queen of Ireland is the incredible story of Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss and her creator, Rory O’Neill. Part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, Panti is an accidental activist and, in her own words, ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the unsayable’.
Directed by Conor Horgan and produced by Blinder Films, the film follows Rory and Panti on their journey from a small town in Mayo to Irish national figureheads for equality, and all the way to global spokespersons for LGBT rights.

Accessibility: Baby changing, Hearing loop, Wheelchair access

Feb
1
Thu
Ladies of Llangollen @ National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Feb 1 all-day
Ladies of Llangollen @ National Waterfront Museum, Swansea | Wales | United Kingdom

A month long exhibition on the Ladies of Llangollen. This is the first exhibition on the Ladies

LGBT+ Social Mapping of Deptford @ Deptford
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
LGBT+ Social Mapping of Deptford @ Deptford

As this years LGBT history month is entitled ‘Geography, Mapping the World’ I am continuing my social mapping project on LGBT+ history, experiences and spaces in Deptford. Last year I spoke to and interviewed a number of local organisations and individuals who told me of the personal experiences in Deptford as a member of the LGBT+ community. The results were very interesting. I asked participants to mark the map with their personal experiences. Some people labelled their favourite bars and restaurants, some marked the places they had experienced abuse or harassment, and other recalled LGBT-friendly places in Deptford that no longer exist.

Please see the website for further details.

🌈💫 If you would like to contribute your own LGBT+ experience of Deptford or share a memory of old LGBT+ spaces feel free to email me or find me on Twitter. All contributions will be added to the online map (see link) and can be anonymous. 🌈💫

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmaKMullin

Penguins @ Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Feb 1 – Feb 10 all-day
Penguins @ Birmingham Repertory Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Roy and Silo are two male Chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!

Penguins is a unique and engaging show for children about friendship, fun, identity and the ever-changing meaning of family. This delightful new theatre and dance production is inspired by a true story reported in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide.

The creative team includes award-winning children’s director Paul Bosco McEneaney and international choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra.

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science @ Project Space Plus

What effect do hormone uses have on emotions, sensations, sexual expression and desire? This video art exhibition presents the work of 15 artists and collectives who explore the immense role hormones have on our everyday life. The works raise crucial questions about how society influences and regulates gender identity, and capture broader explorations of sexuality and gender fluidity. The featured artists take viewers on sometimes intensely personal journeys and demonstrate the liberation they have experienced through the use of hormones. Other works look at the medicalisation of women’s bodies in relation to birth control, menopause and ageing, and offer an important commentary on how we use hormones to improve and sometimes constrain our lives in ways we rarely consider.

Artists, performers, writers and activists have employed various techniques to produce these works, including 3D animation, stop motion, and infrared video, and use a range of formats such as performance for the camera, music video, documentary, TV show and online feeds.

An international jury selected participants following a world-wide open call and the exhibition features 15 established and emerging artists from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, Uruguay and the USA.

The artists are: Camila Levy Daniel, Leyla de la Hoz and Pedro Giacomolli; Gérard Chauvin and Lanah Shaï; Fox and Owl; Holly Slingsby; Jennie Pedley; Juliet Jacques and Ker Wallwork; Marianna Simnett; Marne Lucas aka CuntemporaryArtist; Mary Maggic, Mango Chijo Tree and The Jayder; Nicola Mette; Orlando Myxx; Raju Rage;Sarah Homewood; SenzaFissaDimora Teatro; Zaya Barroso.

Sapphic Suffragettes: The key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women @ LSE Library
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm
Sapphic Suffragettes: The key role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women @ LSE Library

One hundred years on from the first granting of the vote in Britain, Hilary McCollum presents on the key role of lesbians and bi women in the fight for women’s citizenship. It explores the evidence that a number of the women leading the campaign for women’s suffrage were lesbians/had relationships with other women. These women include Commander-in-Chief Christabel Pankhurst; Chief Organisers Annie Kenney, Grace Roe and Olive Bartels; and leading militants Emily Wilding Davison, Mary Leigh and Lilian Lenton. It will also consider how concerns about such relationships fuelled the split in 1907, which gave rise to the Women’s Freedom League. Whilst there has been some recognition of sexual relationships between women within the movement, the extent of such relationships among the WSPU’s (Women’s Social and Political Union) leading figures is underexplored

Feb
2
Fri
LGBT History Month Launch event ‘Fighting Proud’ by Stephen Bourne @ The Higgins Bedford
Feb 2 @ 2:30 pm
LGBT History Month Launch event 'Fighting Proud' by Stephen Bourne @ The Higgins Bedford | England | United Kingdom

LGBT History Month begins at The Higgins Bedford with Fighting Proud – a talk by Stephen Bourne, based on his new book Fighting Proud – The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars. The talk takes an engaging and informative look at wartime Britain, Stephen unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and on the Home Front. Free event , no need to book.

The History of the Transgender Rights Movement in the UK @ P/L/006
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A presentation/talk and resulting discussion on the history of the transgender rights movement here in the UK and also touching on Europe in general. Hosted by the co-officer and transgender convenver for the University of York’s LGBTQ Network.

Organised by: University of York LGBTQ Network
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Rowen Ellis (rowensellis@gmail.com | 07498 314335) | facebook.com/yusu.lgbtq/
Accessibility: Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

York LGBT History Month 2018 Launch Night @ Temple Hall, York St John University
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the start of York LGBT History Month 2018 with a fun evening out. Our launch night will feature a quiz, a bar (cash-only) serving soft and alcoholic drinks, live music, films and speeches – plus an opportunity to network with local LGBT organisations and councillors. It’s free to attend, but space is limited so please register using the link below.

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: Free from yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/launch
More information: York LGBT History Month team (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)
Accessibility: Baby changing, BSL/English interpretation, Gender-neutral toilets, Hearing loop, Wheelchair access

Question 13: What is The Substance of Bisexuality? @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
Question 13: What is The Substance of Bisexuality? @ Omnibus Theatre

For ages 16 +
In this solo conversation-musical, which is totally a thing, bisexual theatre maker Jenifer Toksvig asks all the really big and important questions…
…Is bisexuality invisible, does it get erased, or is it just pretend? Yes, but what actually is a conversation-musical? A conversical? Would you like a chocolate?
Jenifer takes us through 12 genuine questions in her quest for the answer to that crucial Question 13.
“I just wanted more.”
Always a Critic Podcast (possibly just talking about the chocolate)
This show contains sexual references, rude drawings, and swearing. Adults only.
Trigger warning: sexual assault.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Queer Noise @ Courtyard, Derwent College, University of York
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm

Queer Noise is bringing you the finest musical talent right to one of the most popular campus venues. LGBT representation in music has always been a progressive force in driving queer representation into the spotlight. Come along for an evening of music, dancing and cocktails. Acts to be determined.

Organised by: York Graduate Students’ Association LGBTQ Network
Tickets: Free, but £2 suggested donation to York LGBT History Month
More information: Toby Gormley (lgbt@yorkgsa.org) | yorkgsa.org
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Club Kali LGBT History Month Celebration @ Kolis
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 3:00 am
Club Kali LGBT History Month Celebration @ Kolis

Join us to celebrate our Queer achievements with our Queer community in unity! Club Kali DJ’s will spin tunes from around the world from Hollywood to Bollywood. Plus Live performance on stage, all in true colourful Club Kali style. £6 Guest List* email names to info@clubkali.com by 12pm Friday 2 feb. See website details www.clubkali.com

Feb
3
Sat
Other Stories – Derbyshire LGBT+ exhibition at Chesterfield Museum @ Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
Feb 3 – Apr 1 all-day
Other Stories - Derbyshire LGBT+ exhibition at Chesterfield Museum @ Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom

Part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Other Stories project, Derbyshire LGBT+ are putting on an exhibition of LGBT+ history in partnership with Chesterfield Museum. Come and discover stories of sexuality and gender identity from Derbyshire’s past. We’ve uncovered some incredible stories from past centuries as well as from recent decades and we’re delighted to be putting these on display. Visit to museum to find out more!

York LGBT History Month Day of Talks @ Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

York Explore Library and Archive will play host to a fascinating variety of free talks on all aspects of LGBT history. Visitors can drop in throughout the day to discover hidden stories and forgotten heroes, and to find out about the other exciting events taking place throughout the month of February. Hot drinks, snacks and lunch will be available to purchase from the café.

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby or Lisa Kelly (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/events
Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; hearing loop; wheelchair access.

9:30: Welcome

10:00: Emily Roach, ‘Tales of the City: Gay Male Authored Fiction and America’s Queer Geographies’
This paper analyses place and space in a number of contemporary works of gay male authored American fiction. I take a journey from San Francisco’s Castro District to the discotheques of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and the beaches of Fire Island Pines. During that journey I explore theories on the unstable space of the closet, queer migration, rural queerness and critiques of the tendency to equate rural to urban geographical movement with coming of age and coming out.

10:45: Break

11:00: Eleanor Formby, ‘Charting the flip-side of progress: LGBT people’s perceptions of lost spaces and experiences in the UK’
In researching LGBT people’s understandings and experiences of communities in the UK, I found a significant proportion of people talking about the past with nostalgia in relation to places, events and experiences that have been ‘lost’ as a consequence of improved legislation and attitudes towards LGBT equalities. This shows that when there was more to, as one participant said, ‘be angry about’ some people had a greater sense of community, shared within particular venues and/or at certain times.

12:00: Lunch Break

14:00: Steven Dryden, ‘Gay UK: Love, Law, and Liberty’
Steven Dryden, curator at the British Library, will talk about the Gay UK: Love, Law, and Liberty exhibition that took place last summer (2017) and which marked 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality in the UK. How have perceptions of homosexuality changed and what impact have they had in creating distinctive and dynamic gay identities in the UK?

15:00: Ben Vincent, ‘Non-Binary Genders: Western, Non-Western, and Contemporary British Histories’
This talk gives a broad overview of gender beyond the binary of male and female, divided roughly into three sections. The first addresses gender diversity in Western contexts, exploring the connection between gender and sexuality by looking at the English Mollies. The Italian Femminielli, and Albanian sworn virgins are also discussed. A cross-cultural consideration of eunuchs then expands the scope to non-western contexts, covering a range of historical and contemporary third (fourth, and fifth!) gender categories – particularly across Asia and the Americas. The journey finishes by returning to the UK, to take a closer look at how ‘non-binary’ has manifested as a category over the last few years.

16:00: Break

16:30: Brian Ogallon and Gerald Hayo, ‘Defending LGBTQI Rights in Kenya’
Rural Africa is believed to be the bedrock of homophobia and very tough cultural practices against persons perceived to be part of the LGBTQI community. There is a common concern that the LGBTQI agenda is foreign in origin and is ‘imposed on vulnerable Africans’ from the outside. The two speakers will explore these themes
Brian and Gerald are Kenyan LGBTQI activists working in both urban and pastoral regions of Kenya. They are currently undertaking a Protective Fellowship at the University of York.

Emily Roach, Tales of the City: Gay Male Authored Fiction and America’s Queer Geographies @ Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

This talk analyses place and space in a number of contemporary works of gay male authored American fiction. I take a journey from San Francisco’s Castro District to the discotheques of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and the beaches of Fire Island Pines. During that journey I explore theories on the unstable space of the closet, queer migration, rural queerness and critiques of the tendency to equate rural to urban geographical movement with coming of age and coming out.

Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 @ 6:00 am
Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Fifty LGBTQ+ creative practitioners. Two days to write and rehearse.
And tons of tiny LGBTQ+ shows spontaneously devised by collaborators who may have only just met.Spend the weekend bearing witness to the incredible creating and crafting or simply join us for the performance on Sunday.
“Exhausting, frenzied, funny, touching, human, daring, experimenting, ukulele-ing, sweating. laughing, encouraging, love, respect, celebration, and whatever the word is for when you think you’re going to be frightened and nervous and useless and then it just doesn’t happen like that and everything is amazing.”
Previous Participant
Trigger warnings: devised, improvised work may spontaneously include sexual content and diverse triggers.

Gift Tickets £5
Please consider adding some Gift Tickets to your order. These will be used to subsidise Pay What You Can tickets.
Pay What You Can Tickets £0-£20
Subsidised tickets may be available in increments of £5. Please enquire at Box Office.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

York LGBT Coffee Morning @ Yorkshire Mesmac
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our monthly coffee morning. This will be a history-themed coffee morning and we will be discussing the changes in the legislation for LGBT people in this country and across the world.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07935200575)
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Eleanor Formby, Charting the flip-side of progress: LGBT people’s perceptions of lost spaces and experiences in the UK @ Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In researching LGBT people’s understandings and experiences of communities in the UK, I found a significant proportion of people talking about the past with nostalgia in relation to places, events and experiences that have been ‘lost’ as a consequence of improved legislation and attitudes towards LGBT equalities. This shows that when there was more to, as one participant said, ‘be angry about’ some people had a greater sense of community, shared within particular venues and/or at certain times.

Steven Dryden, ‘Gay UK: Love, Law, and Liberty’ @ Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Steven Dryden, curator at the British Library, will talk about the Gay UK: Love, Law, and Liberty exhibition that took place last summer (2017) and which marked 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality in the UK. How have perceptions of homosexuality changed and what impact have they had in creating distinctive and dynamic gay identities in the UK?

Ben Vincent, ‘Non-Binary Genders: Western, Non-Western, and Contemporary British Histories’ @ Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This talk gives a broad overview of gender beyond the binary of male and female, divided roughly into three sections. The first addresses gender diversity in Western contexts, exploring the connection between gender and sexuality by looking at the English Mollies. The Italian Femminielli, and Albanian sworn virgins are also discussed. A cross-cultural consideration of eunuchs then expands the scope to non-western contexts, covering a range of historical and contemporary third (fourth, and fifth!) gender categories – particularly across Asia and the Americas. The journey finishes by returning to the UK, to take a closer look at how ‘non-binary’ has manifested as a category over the last few years.

Brian Ogallon and Gerald Hayo, Defending LGBTQI Rights in Kenya @ Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Feb 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Rural Africa is believed to be the bedrock of homophobia and very tough cultural practices against persons perceived to be part of the LGBTQI community. There is a common concern that the LGBTQI agenda is foreign in origin and is ‘imposed on vulnerable Africans’ from the outside. The two speakers will explore these themes
Brian and Gerald are Kenyan LGBTQI activists working in both urban and pastoral regions of Kenya. They are currently undertaking a Protective Fellowship at the University of York.

Drag Me To Love @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Drag Me To Love @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
So, imagine this. You are 14 years old and you are a drag queen. It’s golden stilettos, ripped fishnets, shoulder pads, and neon bobs. It’s Doncaster, 2009.
A Bonnie and the Bonnenets production
This autobiographical show combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling. Set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter, we follow Cameron as he throws himself into a pair of 6-inch stilettos. But not everything is as it seems and slowly the glamorous world of drag fades away. We will laugh. We will cry. We will sing and we will dance. You are bound to fall as we drag you into love.
“Fun, flirty and full of classic musical hits”
A Younger Theatre
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
5
Mon
Navigaytor @ York Teaching Hospital Reception
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – Feb 9 @ 12:00 am

A display mapping the services and support available to the people of North Yorkshire and beyond with regard to raising social awareness around LGBT issues such as sexual health, aging without children, and transgender and mental health.

Organised by: York Teaching Hospital
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Steven Clark (lgbtstaff@york.nhs.uk | 01904 725582)
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Hearing loop, Wheelchair access

RGU Rainbow Film Night @ N117, Robert Gordon University
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
RGU Rainbow Film Night @ N117, Robert Gordon University | United Kingdom

RGU will host a free screening of ‘Carol’ (15) as part of the monthly RGU LGBT+ Staff Network Rainbow Film Nights.

Doors open at 5pm and the film starts at 5.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend

Free Screening of Moonlight @ University of Hertfordshire
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free Screening of Moonlight @ University of Hertfordshire

The Equality Office is screening the Oscar winning film Moonlight, which chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

LGBT Karaoke @ Thomas's of York
Feb 5 @ 8:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LGBT Karaoke with Kira Live from 8.30pm to midnight (1am when busy).
Each singer gets a free shot for each song sung.
The bar serves food until 11pm, the venue is LGBT friendly and singers of all abilities are welcomed warmly.

Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Lisa Kelly or Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com) | yorklgbtforum.org.uk
Accessibility: ASK

Feb
6
Tue
BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A) @ Artrix,
Feb 6 – Feb 15 all-day
BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A) @ Artrix,  | England | United Kingdom

with Emma Stone and Steve Carell. 121 mins + trailers and adverts.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world.

As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms …

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

7.30pm screenings: Tuesday 6th, Monday 12th and Thursday 15th February 2018

11am screenings: Friday 9th February

PRICES

£7 / £6 over 60s, students and under 16s

LGBT Representation in American and British Film/TV: Screenings and Discussion @ V/045, Vanbrugh College
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join Lexington Lawson (MA Digital Film and Television Production) for a screening and discussion of select clips of American and British Film/TV from its inception to now.

Organised by: York Graduate Students’ Association LGBTQ Network
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Toby Gormley (lgbt@yorkgsa.org) | yorkgsa.org
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Forbidden Lives @ Shrewsbury Library
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm

Norena Shopland will be talking about her book Forbidden Lives
An Extraordinary Female Affection, a short play by Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler on the Ladies of Llangollen,
Followed by Q&As.

Feb
7
Wed
Jewish Queeries – exploring Judaism through the experience of being LGBT @ PS/C/003, Psychology Building Block C, University of York
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore traditional and creative Jewish texts and ideas through the experience of being LGBT. From “thou shalt not lie” to new prayers and Torah commentaries, these texts will stimulate a discussion on the challenges – and the creative contributions – arising from Jewish people grappling with sexuality. Participants can ask questions from the presenter about growing up, living and working in the Jewish community as a queer man, and may wish to develop their very own Torah Queery.

Organised by: York Jewish Society and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS)
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Emmett Stone (es1328@york.ac.uk) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/jewish-queeries
Accessibility: Wheelchair access

A Brief History of LGBT* and Mental Health @ Aviva Wellington Row Office
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Aviva Pride and Jake Furby as we talk about the history of Mental Health from an LGBT* perspective. We will discuss everything from the maligned approach of treating homosexuality and trans as mental disorders, through to the challenges our community currently faces around well-being.
Arrival from 17:30 for a 18:00 start, light refreshments will be provided.

Organised by: Aviva
Tickets: Free, but register at Eventbrite or email robert.gardner@aviva.com
More information: Rob Gardner (robert.gardner@aviva.com) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/aviva
Accessibility: Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Homoerotics, Homonormativity and Big Gay Hogwarts: Queer Perspectives on the Internet’s Large Slash Fandoms @ D/L/006, Derwent College, University of York
Feb 7 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

In the days of 1970s media fandom, fandom participation was a subversive practice. In 2018 fandom is mainstream. Terms like “shipping” are well known and interaction between fandom and its objects/creators is commonplace. This paper takes a journey from 1974 to 2018, using big slash (M/M) pairings from the Internet’s largest fandoms to interrogate the queerness of those virtual spaces. Part paper, part discussion, I consider changing platforms, toxic activism and the collapse of the fourth wall.

Organised by: Emily Roach
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Emily Roach (emilyroach92@yahoo.co.uk)
Accessibility: ASK

LGBT Mental Health Group @ 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A weekly group dedicated to LGBTQ people with mental ill health. During History Month we will be exploring the historical nature of mental health and its use to oppress LGBT+ people.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum and York Mind
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07935200575) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/mental-health
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Feb
8
Thu
The North and Midlands Language and Gender Reading Group @ SLB/107, Spring Lange Building, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We will be reading the article ‘”Imagine a boy who is adopted by a pair of lesbians (poor little sod)…” A membership categorisation analysis of online comments on same-gender adoption’ by Aleksandra Sokalska-Bennett from the latest issue of the Journal of Language and Sexuality (please get in touch if you need a copy of this paper).

Organised by: The North and Midlands Language and Gender Reading Group
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Salina Cuddy (stc512@york.ac.uk) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/language-gender-group
Accessibility: Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

OUTing the Past Manchester @ People's History Museum
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OUTing the Past Manchester @ People's History Museum

PHM is once again the Manchester hub for this nationwide festival of LGBT+ history. Join us for another exciting Radical Late and enjoy talks, discussions, tours, theatre and music.
5.00pm – 5.30pm: Playing With The Past: Quick History Festival Theatre
This is a presentation on LGBT History Month’s Festival Theatre to date. It covers the process of creating the first four pieces of festival theatre: A Very Victorian Scandal, Mister Stokes: The Man-Woman of Manchester, The Burnley Buggers’ Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator. There will be clips from the films of each play, an account of the historical source material used and the process of dramatisation, along with some thoughts on the dilemmas the work to date has wrestled with.

5.45pm – 6.20pm: Edward Carpenter – His LGBT+ legacy
Edward Carpenter is not as widely known about as he should be. His writings on LGBT+ issues, the life he led as a lover of other men and his influence on modern day LGBT+ rights needs to be recognised and celebrated. This is his story and the story of our journey to get him more widely recognised.

6.30pm – 7.00pm:
Documenting Trans Britain’s History
The history of trans people in Britain has not been told in an ordered, coherent way until very recently. The project to publish Trans Britain aims to kick start a conversation about gathering more before the witnesses pass away.

7.10pm – 8.00pm: Sapphic Suffragettes: the key role of lesbians in the fight for votes for women
One hundred years on from the first granting of the vote in Britain, this presentation will highlight the key role of lesbians and bi women in the fight for women’s citizenship. It will explore the evidence that a number of the women leading the campaign for women’s suffrage were lesbians/had relationships with other women. These women include commander-in-chief Christabel Pankhurst, chief organisers Annie Kenney, Grace Roe and Olive Bartels, and leading militants Emily Wilding Davison, Mary Leigh and Lilian Lenton. The presentation will also consider how concerns about such relationships fuelled the split in 1907, which gave rise to the Women’s Freedom League. Whilst there has been some recognition of sexual relationships between women within the movement, the extent of such relationships among the Women’s Social and Political Union’s (WSPU) leading figures is under explored.

Country Bump-kinks? Queer Lives beyond the Metropolis in Historical Perspective @ Goldsmiths, RHB 143, Richard Hoggart Building
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Country Bump-kinks? Queer Lives beyond the Metropolis in Historical Perspective @ Goldsmiths, RHB 143, Richard Hoggart Building

The last couple of years have witnessed a soaring interest in the situation of LGBTIQ* people in rural and smaller town settings. At the same time the metronormative bias of queer studies focusing exclusively on larger urban centres has come under criticism. In which ways can history contribute to making rural queer lives visible that have all too often fallen under the radar? How did the situation of LGBTIQ* people in non-metropolitan settings change across time? And how did the distinction between rural and urban surroundings play out in queer history?

These questions will be discussed by three historians who have researched queer lives beyond the metropolis in different countries across the globe.
Dr Rebecca Jennings teaches histories of gender and sexuality at UCL and works on modern British and Australian lesbian history, including the history of rural separatist communities.
Dr Jens Rydström is a professor of Gender Studies at Lund University, Sweden, and the author of Sinners and citizens: Bestiality and homosexuality in Sweden 1880-1950 (2003). He has also written several books in Swedish about LGBTQ history and gender history in Scandinavia.
Dr Benno Gammerl is a lecturer for queer history at Goldsmiths College and has explored the emotional lives of same-sex desiring men and women between rural and urban settings in West Germany.
The discussion will be chaired by Dr Hannah Elias, Associate Lecturer in History at Goldsmiths, Academic and Digital Engagement Officer at the Institute of Historical Research.

From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People. @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People. @ Jackson Lecture Theatre | Brayford Pool | England | United Kingdom

Join Fox Fisher (artist, film maker and trans activist), Paris Lees (writer and broadcaster), 
Owl (Ugla Stefanía – artist and non-binary trans activist) and Rebecca Root (actress) as they discuss how the media’s representations of trans people has changed.

In 1991, the public was terrorised by the image of a supposedly trans-identifying serial killer in Silence of the Lambs. Their subsequent demise at the hands of the movie’s heroine saw the defeat of a much reviled character who was at odds with the experiences and representations of the trans community.

For many years, the media, films and culture at large were characterised by a lack of positive representations of trans women and trans men.

Yet as the 2010s began, trans people entered the mainstream media in a more positive light, especially with the launch of television series such as Orange is the New Black, Transparent and Boy Meets Girl.

This public discussion focuses on the representations of trans and gender diverse people in media, films and culture and will look at what has changed – and what has not – when it comes to their representation within mainstream media.

Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art @ Queen Mary University of London
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art @ Queen Mary University of London | England | United Kingdom

What drives artists to extreme performances, blood-shedding or endurance work? What traces are left on both the performer and the participant during one-to-one encounters? What kind of intimacy is created when sexualities are performed in public? Drawing from the pains and pleasures of subversive parenting, sexual/asexual encounters, tattoo and skin-based practices and Black dance communities, artists and writers discuss the affective relations involved in live art practices.

Presentations by Ivan Lupi, Rachael Young, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0, Nicola Hunter and keynote lecture by Dominic Johnson (Reader in Performance and Visual Culture, Queen Mary University of London). Moderated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou (co-directors at Arts Feminism Queer). #performingromance

The event will be followed by a drink reception.

This symposium is part of the live art club night and multi-disciplinary exhibition ‘DEEP TRASH Romance’, taking place on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. For more information visit https://cuntemporary.org/deep-trash-romance/. The programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/344849552648625/ Web: https://cuntemporary.org/love-pain-and-intimacy-in-live-art/

Book Launch: Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT rights in Britain @ Amnesty International UK
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Book Launch: Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT rights in Britain @ Amnesty International UK

Lawrence and Wishart, the Trades Union Congress and Amnesty UK are proud to sponsor an LGBT History Month book launch to mark the publication of Peter Purton’s account of LGBT organising and mobilising in British trade unions. He records a movement that tranformed UK unions into “Champions of Equality” over one generation, against the backdrop of fierce workplace struggles, stigmatisation of LGBT teens through Section 28, and the calamity of HIV and AIDS.

Peter is the former LGBT officer of the TUC and was at the forefront of many of the struggles described. He will be joined for a panel discussion by Maria Exhall of the CWU, current LGBT representative on the TUC General Council, Carola Towle, LGBT Officer of UNISON, and Mke Jackson, veteran of Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners LGSM. The panel, which will look to the past, present and future, will be moderated by Shane Enright, Amnesty UK’s trade union campaigner and veteran LGBT activist. There will be an opportunity for questions from the floor.

The panel will be followed by a “village fete” reception with activism and trade union stalls, wines and refreshments and retro 80’s and 90’s sounds and an opportunity to share solidarity and to show that love is a human right.
Peter Purton will be signing copies of Champions of Equality at the reception.

Attendance is free but booking via Eventbrite is ESSENTIAL.

The event is hosted by Amnesty UK’s Trade Union Network and Amnesty UK’s LGBTI Network.

Feb
9
Fri
From Isaac Hitchen to the Female Husband: Records of Lancashire’s LGBT History @ Lancaster City Museum
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
From Isaac Hitchen to the Female Husband: Records of Lancashire's LGBT History @ Lancaster City Museum

Lancashire Archives in Preston holds a wealth of materials relating to the LGB&T heritage of Lancashire over the decades. From the tale of Isaac Hitchen whose loyalty to his gay friends led to him being publicly executed in 1806 at Lancaster Castle, to the tale of the ‘Female Husband’ – there is a rich local LGB&T history just waiting to be told…

Join Vicci McCann from Lancashire Archives for this exclusive talk as she reveals Lancashire’s hidden LGB&T histories.

Tickets for this talk are FREE but must be booked in advance

LGBT+ Heritage Projects – Heritage Lottery Fund Briefing and Networking Event @ Classic Boat Museum Gallery
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Would you like to deliver a project that celebrates LGBT+ history? Are you wondering how to build a strong project or where to find funding?

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is committed to helping support projects that investigate the richness and diversity of LGBT+ history and experience. HLF has partnered with the Classic Boat Museum and the South East Museum Development Programme to offer a special twilight event.

The event is scheduled to celebrate the launch of the Classic Boat Museum’s new display in its East Cowes Gallery about the extraordinary story of Joe Carstairs, ‘the fastest woman on water.’ The Classic Boat Museum holds a wealth of information about Joe’s time on the Isle of Wight, including trophies, albums, press cutting books and many photographs and has redeveloped its displays about Joe as part of the ‘Hidden Heroes of the Isle of Wight’ partnership project, supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

Ladies of Llangollen @ National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm

An Extraordinary Female Affection, a short play on the Ladies of Llangollen by Jane Hoy and Helen Sandler
The extraordinary life of Amy Dillwyn by Dr. Kirsti Bohata

Moonlight @ New Earswick Folk Hall
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm

19:00 Doors Open; 19:30 Film Starts
This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed “Little” who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer and his girlfriend. In the middle installment, a teenage Chiron explores his sexuality as he falls in love. . The final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties as he reconnects with faces from his past. Directed by Barry Jenkins.

Organised by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Tickets: Free, seats must be reserved from Folk Hall between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday- Friday or online at filmfolkhall.com (Free)
More information: Anna O’Connell (anna.o’connell@jrf.org.uk | 01904 735027) | newearswickfolkhall.com
Accessibility: Baby changing, Wheelchair access

BRUCE @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm
BRUCE @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For Ages 12+
Written and performed by Georgia Bruce, Bruceincorporates drag and musical comedy.
The show takes the traditional character comedy formula, queers it up, shakes it up and adds a healthy dose of Dolly Parton for good measure. A step en route to Georgia’s solo Fringe debut in 2018.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
10
Sat
Bristol LGBT History Month Event @ M Shed, Bristol
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bristol LGBT History Month Event @ M Shed, Bristol | England | United Kingdom

OutStories Bristol and M Shed present a day of talks and activities about LGBT History

Confirmed speakers:

Justin Bengry, Lecturer in Queer History, Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk about the history of the Pink Pound

Jonathan Cooper OBE, Human Rights specialist with experience before English and International courts and tribunals, will talk about the modern trend for putting LGBT rights up for popular vote

Beth Asbury of the Ashmolean Museum will talk about LGBT+ culture around the world and through history with examples from Oxford’s museums

Bristol’s Darry Bullock will talk about his recent book, David Bowie Made Me Gay, and how LGBT+ people have been central to the history of popular music

Tom Marshman will talk about the creation of his audio tours of M Shed

Cheryl Morgan, Co-Chair of OutStories Bristol, Director of The Diversity Trust and Ujima Radio presenter, will talk about the Amazons. Was there really a queendom of warrior women in the ancient world, and if so were they lesbians?

Confirmed Exhibitors

Historic England will be showcasing their online map of LGBT+ history and explaining how you can help contribute to this national resource

Bristol 24/7 will be showing clips from their Talking LGBT+ Bristol film that will be premiered at this year’s Pride

No Stone Unturned will be previewing their plans for a mobile app game based on Bristol’s LGBT+ history

Historians and literary scholars from the University of Exeter will be running a workshop for young adults exploring history, identity, gender, sexuality and science – part of the Rethinking Sexology and Sex & History projects, which you can also learn more about at their stall on the day

Bristol Pride, LGBT Bristol, Freedom Youth and OutStories Bristol will be on hand to talk about their work

DEEP TRASH Romance @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
DEEP TRASH Romance @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Cruise through our pleasure palace and let the waning crescent of the moon enlighten you on 10 February 2018… Deep Trash is back for an out of the ordinary, anti-Valentine affair oozing with bad romance!

Interactive cyber love, queer erotic video works, installations of ‘perverse sexualities’, cruising experiences, romantic machines, subversive maternal intimacies, eco-sex sessions, one-to-one skin encounters, live feminist porn interventions, dark and camp songs of seduction, radical self-love, a pole-dancing chrysalis ambient, butch & femme cabaret, magic tricks and… free ear piercings!

Dressing up (or undressing) highly encouraged.

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Deep Trash is a one night only exhibition-cum-performance-club-night featuring live performances, installations, artworks, visuals and videos spread over 3 floors by 50 artists in East London’s Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. #deeptrash

The venue will be open from 8pm, with a 1h30min long curated screening on loop, an exhibition area, interactive installations and all-night performances reflecting on all dark or positive aspects of romance. #DTromance

Smaragda34 DJ set will highlight the perverse and sanguine aspects of romance with a mix of trash and pop to queercore, punk and emo. To end the night, Nadine Artois (Pxssy Palace) and Nadine Davis (BBZ) will bring you two dancefloors full of deep house, hip-hop, reggaeton, funky, ballroom and afrobeats.

On Thursday 8 February 2018, the conference ‘Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art’ at Queen Mary University (London) will introduce some of the artists and their work. Presentations by Ivan Lupi, Rachael Young, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0, Nicola Hunter and keynote lecture by Dominic Johnson (Reader in Performance and Visual Culture, Queen Mary University of London). #performingromance

This programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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PERFORMANCES: Flaviana Xavier Antunes Sampaio / Ivan Lupi / Jen Smethurst / Louise Orwin / Mystical Femmes [Katy Jalili & Tallulah Haddon] / Nicola Hunter / Philip Bedwell / Rachael Young / Sadiq Sadiq & Vendetta Vain / Senith / Slavina + Lidia Ravviso [music by Lady Maru] / Stephen Eyre / Tom Thom / VORTESSA [Lady Helena Vortex & Miss Giovanna Maria Casetta]

VIDEOS: Amanda Wolf / Alex Hovet / Agnes Momirski / Colette Copeland & Adam George / Diana Galimzyanova / Daniela Zahlner / Eggs and Legs and Kleitos Kyriakides / Georgia Day / Jam Steward / Jamie Janković / Jason Bernagozzi / Joy Kolaitis feat. Anna Goula / Kassandra Powell / Lulika / Marilou Poncin & Fannie Sosa / Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway / Rosie Gibbens / Sexon & Sharpe / Tone Haldrup Lorenzen

ARTWORKS: Anjali Prashar-Savoie & Hugh Hathaway / Craestor / Cyber Cesspool / Eliza Goroya / Face The Strange / Indigo Rain / Joseph Ridgeon / Lulu Fan / Nicol Parkinson & Phoebe Patey-Ferguson / Noe Warren [Leo Leander] / Prawnstarpoems [Amanda Hohenberg] / Rosina Godwin / Studio Prokopiou / Sugar & Ginger / TAXI [Suman & Sourav] / Vanane / VenidaDevenida

MUSIC: Smaragda34 / Nadine Artois (Pxssy Palace) / Nadine Davis (BBZ)

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Price Information

Online: £8 (1st wave) / £10 (2nd wave)

Door: £10 (before 9pm) / £12 (after 9pm)

Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/137227/chk/fcf5/ref/fbevent?widget-disable=true

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2011085509133266 Web: http://cuntemporary.org/deep-trash-romance/

General Information & Press

CUNTemporary

Arts | Feminism | Queer press@cuntemporary.org | www.cuntemporary.org

Deep Trash: https://www.facebook.com/DeepTrashClub

Venue Information

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB

Poster Image: Nicola Hunter, Motherfucker © the artist, 2017

I Guess Ideally I’d Be Me @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
I Guess Ideally I’d Be Me @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 12+
Being you sounds nice, but we don’t know who you are.
Or who we are for that matter. Maybe we are what we (who we) want? Poet and Playwright Hal Coase and actor and theatre maker Mary Higgins present an exciting night of poetry readings and monologues about desire, doubt, and what they might have to say to each other.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
11
Sun
XPOSED @ Southwark Playhouse
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
XPOSED @ Southwark Playhouse

Following two sold out shows, Full Disclosure Theatre are proud to present XPOSED, a new writing night of eight short plays revealing the naked and entertaining truths about queer life. Whatever your preference, come discover the latest talent from a company passionate about discovering unheard voices within the community and showcasing LGBTQ+ stories. XPOSED will be staged to tie in with the celebration of LGBT History Month.

★★★★★ ‘Triumph of a showcase which London desperately needs more of.’ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ London Pub Theatres, Planet Nation, DIVA, London Theatre 1, BOYZ

‘Full disclosure is a marvel of a company. Creating theatre that is committed, relevant and gloriously entertaining, while bringing new writers, directors and performers into the spotlight.’ Rikki Beadle-Blair

Feb
12
Mon
LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS (A South London Gays event) @ The Bread & Roses pub @ The Bread and Roses pub
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm
LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS (A South London Gays event) @ The Bread & Roses pub @ The Bread and Roses pub | England | United Kingdom

“Alfred Bruce Douglas, you are charged that between 1891 and 1900 you did wilfully cause the physical, artistic and psychological murder of Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, author and gay liberation pioneer; and further, that you did conspire to contrive the death of his first and greatest lover, Robert Baldwin Ross, critic and gay liberation pioneer, between 1905 and 1918.” For the prosecution: Peter Scott-Presland; for the defence: Andrew Lumsden, QC. You are the jury.

LGBT Karaoke @ Thomas's of York
Feb 12 @ 8:30 pm – Feb 13 @ 12:00 am

LGBT Karaoke with Kira Live from 8.30pm to midnight (1am when busy).
Each singer gets a free shot for each song sung.
The bar serves food until 11pm, the venue is LGBT friendly and singers of all abilities are welcomed warmly.

Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Lisa Kelly or Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com) | yorklgbtforum.org.uk
Accessibility: ASK

Feb
13
Tue
D’Eon – A New Play by Renny Krupinski @ Hope Mill Theatre
Feb 13 – Feb 17 all-day
D'Eon - A New Play by Renny Krupinski @ Hope Mill Theatre

In 1769, at the age of 41, Monsieur Chevalier D’Eon de Beaumont stepped out of the limelight as a French diplomat to England, Russian spy, Prussian war hero and international bon viveur only to step back in as the woman she truly was.

Proudly wearing the Chevalier d’Honneur medal on her flowing robes she outraged and antagonised the whole of the French aristocracy, spending astronomical amounts of English Guineas and running up huge diplomatic debts fighting for her very existence and acceptance in an unforgiving society.

This bizarre, true story is bold, challenging, provocative and painfully funny: reaching deep into our perceptions of normality, acceptability and promiscuity, setting an historical ​thumbprint on the way we live our lives in an “enlightened” ​twenty-first century.

A Straight Acting Theatre Company Production, written by Edinburgh Fringe First Winner, Renny Krupinski.

Pride in STEM presents: Out Thinkers – LGBT History in Science @ The Burlington Arms
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pride in STEM presents: Out Thinkers - LGBT History in Science @ The Burlington Arms | England | United Kingdom

In our first event of the year, Pride in STEM celebrates LGBT History month! Join our speakers who will be examining the historical side of science – who are the unsung heroes from years gone by? Who advanced their field and is a queer icon?

The venue will be open from 6pm, with the event starting at 7pm. The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus.

The event is free to attend but booking a ticket is required due to the size of the venue.

Out Thinkers serves to showcase the talent of LGBT+ researchers, providing a platform where people can talk about their scientific work while truly being themselves. Out Thinkers events feature a range of phenomenal speakers talking about their research and experiences as LGBT+ individuals in academia.

Queer Night Scenes: UCL Urban Lab at Museum of London @ Museum of London
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Night Scenes: UCL Urban Lab at Museum of London @ Museum of London | England | United Kingdom

Museum of London Salon: Queer Night Scenes
Conversations and provocations on queer space in the city, past, present and future

13 February 2018, 7pm
Advanced booking required. Tickets available via Museum of London website.

Curated by UCL Urban Laboratory, this salon will queerly reimagine the 1931 Beaux Arts Ball in New York, a famously peculiar moment in urban history.

Join us to celebrate the ways that LGBTQ+ people and communities create night-spaces in the city. We will think together about how LGBTQ people have contributed to urban change in London, as well as the specific challenges and opportunities LGBTQ communities face in queering the capital at night.

The evening will be hosted by Dr Sharon Husbands (Naked Boys Reading, Ask Dr Shaz) and will feature performances and provocations from:

Travis Alabanza, OBSTACLE
Travis will read poetry from ‘before i step outside (you love me)’, including OBSTACLE, which details of experiences of harassment on a night out.
Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. Known for increasingly paving much of the UK conversation around trans politics, Alabanza has become a staple part of the London queer scene and further afield. Twitter: @travisalabanza http://travisalabanza.co.uk/

Chardine Taylor-Stone, They Only Love Us When We are Not There
Chardine will speak on the experience of reviving the Shim Sham club; and on liaising with straight venues to produce a queer club night.
Chardine is an award-winning cultural producer, writer and feminist activist. She is the founder of Black Girls Picnic a global movement in collective self care for Black women and girls, Stop Rainbow Racism and bangs the drums in Black feminist punk band Big Joanie. In 2017 she won the British LGBT award for contribution to LGBTQIA life. https://chardinetaylorstone.com/

Planning Out and Friends of the Joiners Arms in conversation
A discussion about the challenges and potentials of queering space in new urban developments – how well does the planning system work for LGBTQ+ spaces and communities? What spaces should be protected and how? How do London and the UK compare with other contexts?
Co-founded by Simon Brooksbank and Rob Krzyszowski, Planning Out is a network of LGBT+ urban planners. Friends of the Joiners Arms are a campaign group seeking to save and evolve The Joiners Arms https://thejoinersliveson.wordpress.com/

Stuart Feather, Political Protest and LGBTQIA+ Spaces
Stuart will speak from his book, ‘Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens’ (2016) http://www.zero-books.net/books/blowing-lid

Fabulous Façades, Ben Campkin, Laura Marshall, Zia Forrai, Gabrielle Basso Ricci, Sebastian Buser and Thomas Kendall
Queer readings of planning applications in the mode of the 1931 New York Beaux Arts Ball. This moment, when modernist architects famously masqueraded as their own buildings, will be evoked to highlight the bureaucracy and ephemera underpinning London’s LGBTQ+ night-spaces, bringing to life evidence collated as part of Urban Lab’s research project LGBTQ+ Nightlife in London.

Dress code: anything goes. We’ll be personifying our favourite queer spaces and any ball-goers who want to join us in DIY city-themed drag, or dress to evoke their favourite queer space, are more than welcome.

Entry £15 (£11 conc.) and includes a French 75 (a popular cocktail in 1930s New York and London). **Tickets available**.

Curated by Ben Campkin and Laura Marshall (UCL Urban Laboratory) in partnership with the Museum of London, City Now City Future, a season of ideas, debate and inspiration.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/210631462841466/
Twitter @lgbtqiLDN #QueerScenes

Breaking the Code @ People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 9:45 pm
Breaking the Code @ People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne | England | United Kingdom

At the height of the Second World War, brilliant young mathematician Alan Turing was a key figure in breaking the Enigma code used by the Nazis. In the aftermath of victory, Turing returned to academic life but his dreams were left unfulfilled as his private sexual life fell afoul of social attitudes in 1950s Britain.

Whitemore’s gripping drama is a tender portrait of a modern tragedy.

The Break-Up Monologues @ Poplar Union
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Break-Up Monologues @ Poplar Union

Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right?!

As part of our What’s Love Got to do With It? Season, award-winning comedian, author and Radio 4 regular, Rosie Wilby, hosts a themed comedy storytelling night, The Breakup Monologues.

The show features a rotating cast of acclaimed performers and follows Rosie’s trilogy of solo pieces on love and relationships and her book, Is Monogamy Dead?

Guests on the night:

Multi award-winner Pippa Evans
Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Best Show nominee and BBC Talent Hotlist featured Elf Lyons
Melbourne-born festival regular and internationally renowned Sarah Bennetto
Highly inventive multimedia performance artist Paula Varjack

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (18) @ Artrix
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (18) @ Artrix

with Beryl Reid and Susannah York. 138 mins + adverts and trailers

George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children’s tv programme. Her life begins to fall apart as Childie has an affair with a predatory TV producer.

Artrix will be hosting a free networking event before the film – 6pm – 7.30pm.

SCREENING DETAILS

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm

PRICES

£7 / £6 over 60s & students

Feb
14
Wed
Valentine’s Day Fair @ University of York
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An afternoon of LGBTQ crafts, baking, information stalls and more on Valentine’s Day. All welcome! If you would like a stand at the fair please email lgbt@yorkgsa.org

Organised by: York Graduate Students’ Association LGBTQ Network
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Toby Gormley (lgbt@yorkgsa.org) | yorkgsa.org
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Lunch Poems @ The Eagle and Child
Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Taking its name from gay New York poet Frank O’Hara’s celebrated collection ‘Lunch Poems’ (1964), academics and poets from York St John University will host a lunch time discussion and reading group of poetry on LGBT themes, over lunch. Poems will be circulated in advance to ticket holders, but you do not need any previous experience or knowledge of poetry to take part. Tickets are free, but do NOT include food. Please register to receive the poetry pack and menu in advance of the event.

Organised by: York St John University
Tickets: Free – register to receive the poems and menu
More information: Kimberly Campanello (k.campanello@yorksj.ac.uk)
Accessibility: ASK

Queer Animation @ University of Hertfordshire
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Queer Animation @ University of Hertfordshire | England | United Kingdom

Come and celebrate LGBTHM by coming to see some of the best and most cutting-edge queer animation from all over the world. With films from Israel to New York to Egypt these stories will inspire and entertain you! All Welcome. No booking necessary.

A Brief History of Language and Sexuality @ D/L/002, Derwent College, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This talk by Helen Sauntson from York St John University provides an overview of the development of the field of language and sexuality. The talk traces the origins of the field back to Polari and ‘gay code’ studies through to its contemporary contributions to understanding ‘queer’ identities in applied contexts such as schools.

Organised by: The Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Eva Zehentner (eva.zehentner@york.ac.uk | 01904 322661)
Accessibility: Hearing loop, Wheelchair access

One nation? Sexual orientation discrimination and the geography of the UK @ P/T/006, Physics/Electronics Building, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In contemporary British society, many British people now tend to think about the relationship between “sexual orientation” and “geography” in respect of the different levels of treatment of people around the world. In other words, “geography” often connotes the continuing high-levels of discrimination that lesbians and gay men experience in other countries, particularly those outside of Europe and North America. However, as Paul Johnson explores in his talk, geography has often been, and still remains, central to the discrimination that British people suffer on the grounds of sexual orientation at home in the UK. By thinking about how geography has underpinned sexual orientation discrimination historically (for example, in relation to the legal regulation of same-sex sexual acts from the 16th century onwards) and at the present time (for example, in relation to same-sex marriage), Paul demonstrates that the geography of the UK is a key aspect of the discrimination that lesbians and gay men have endured.

Organised by: The University of York
Tickets: Free but must register at yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/one-nation
More information: Chris Brunt (equality@york.ac.uk) | york.ac.uk/admin/eo/
Accessibility: Wheelchair access

The Handmaiden @ The Place Theatre, Bedford
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Handmaiden @ The Place Theatre, Bedford | England | United Kingdom

From visionary director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy and Stoker) comes The Handmaiden, a sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters best-selling novel ‘Fingersmith’.

Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden named Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is hired by Hideko (Kim Min-hee), a reclusive heiress who lives in a sprawling mansion under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki (Cho Jin-woong). But Sookee harbours a secret: she has been recruited by Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo), a scheming con artist posing as a Japanese Count, to trick Hideko into entrusting him with her fortune. However, when Sookee and Hideko begin to develop unexpected emotions for each other, they start putting together a plan of their own.

With breath-taking visuals, grandiose set design and frenzied humour, The Handmaiden is one of the years most anticipated films – an opulent and labyrinthine tale of deception, romance and triple-crossing that marks a career high for one of modern cinemas most thrilling auteurs.

Feb
15
Thu
Coffee Morning – Abergavenny @ Abergavenny Library
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am

Coffee/tea and biscuits, chat, socialise – meet new people. Hosted by Norena Shopland, author of Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales

The Purple List…a gay dementia venture / Rainbow Cafe Launch, Brighton @ Brooke Mead
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Purple List...a gay dementia venture / Rainbow Cafe Launch, Brighton @ Brooke Mead

Come along and find out more about the new Rainbow Café that will be run by LGBT Switchboard Brighton and Hove. We will be launching the group with the play ‘The Purple List – a gay dementia venture’. The play will be followed by a Q&A and a free buffet lunch.

“How Arena 3 saved my life”: Lesbian networking before the Internet @ LSE Library (Education Room)
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm
“How Arena 3 saved my life”: Lesbian networking before the Internet @ LSE Library (Education Room) | England | United Kingdom

In these days of Diva, dating sites and meet-ups, it’s easy to forget that as recently fifty years ago, simply finding each other was a real challenge for lesbians. Jane Traies details the arrival of the very first lesbian newsletter, Arena Three, in 1964, which was a quiet revolution. This presentation foregrounds the oral testimonies of older lesbians whose lives were changed by this new contact with other women like themselves.

There will also be original copies of Arena Three from the 1960s and 1970s, collected by the Hall-Carpenter Archive, available to see.

Badge Making: Family activities for LGBT+ History Month @ LSE Library (Gallery)
Feb 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Badge Making: Family activities for LGBT+ History Month @ LSE Library (Gallery) | England | United Kingdom

What message do you want to wear? Come and be inspired by our collection of campaigning LGBTQ+ badges to design your own, then make one to take away. Aimed at ages 6-10 years approx. Drop in!

Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People @ Jackson Lecture Theatre | Brayford Pool | England | United Kingdom

Join Simon Fanshawe (broadcaster and writer) as he hosts a discussion about the wide-ranging impacts medicine has had on LGBTIQ people.

Throughout much of history, sexual behaviours like homosexuality were predominantly regulated by religious concerns. However, this changed in the nineteenth century when medicine took an increasing interest in what they termed ‘sexual deviancies’.

Perhaps the most famous example of a medical intervention around sexual behaviours is that of the famous World War II code-breaker, Alan Turing, who endured ‘medical treatment’ because of his homosexuality.

This public discussion will look at how science and medicine has treated homosexuals, medical views of trans people, and current debates about ‘gender dysphoria’. Finally, it will offer some thoughts on the ongoing debates about hormone treatments and surgery without consent on intersex individuals and offer some thoughts on changes for the future.

Speakers:
– Dr David A. Griffiths (University of Surrey)
– Dr Christina Richards (MSC DCPsychol MBACP Accred.)
– Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

Future Past: the impact of LGBT+ History Today @ LSE Library (LSE Life - Workspace2, Ground Floor)
Feb 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

A panel discussion looking at the impact of past figures and campaigns and the lessons to be learnt today; with Steve Slack on ‘Edward Carpenter – His LGBT+ legacy’, Sue Sanders, ‘What did Section 28 do for us?’ and Meg-John Barker, ‘Non-Binary Gender Across Time and Space’.

Edward Carpenter – His LGBT+ legacy
Edward Carpenter is not as widely known about as he should be. His writings on LGBT+ issues, the life he lead as a lover of other men and his influence on modern day LGBT+ rights need to be recognised and celebrated. Here in Sheffield we are raising funds to have a public piece of art produced in his name. This is his story and the story of our journey to get him more widely recognised.

What did Section 28 do for us?
Section 28 had a profound effect on our community and our allies, many don’t understand how it came about or how we fought it. In these days of Trump DUP and May, we need to know how to be vigilant and have ideas on how to resist

Non-Binary Gender Across Time and Space
This presentation provides the brief – often hidden – history of the UK non-binary movement, based on the chapter on non-binary gender from Christine Burns’s recent edited collection ‘Trans Britain’. It traces the deep history of non-binary thinking about gender, as well as charting how gender is understood in different ways geographically – around the world. It then focuses in on the untold story of the years leading up to the current UK non-binary movement, and the very recent history of that movement which is currently moving very fast.

Meg-John Barker is an author, academic, activist and psychotherapist. A Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University in the United Kingdom.

Sue Sanders is Professor Emeritus at Harvey Milk Institute and is Chair of Schools OUT UK, an organisation for educators that helps them include LGBT people in the classroom.

Steve Slack is Chief Executive of SAYiT, which works with young LGBT+ people and on the Friends of Edward Carpenter Committee.

OUT! @ The Curve
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm
OUT! @ The Curve

Come out and celebrate LGBT History Month in Slough.
Music, talks, performances and cake! All welcome.
Organised by Spectrum – LGBTQ youth group.

Feb
16
Fri
HIP @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 16 all-day
HIP @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 16+

Contains adult themes

A Brighton flat caught between two timelines and personalities.
Your host Jolie Booth welcomes you into her squat in 2002, before transporting you away in space and time, to the home of Anne Clarke during 70s Bohemian Brighton. A semi-autobiographical one-woman show based around found objects.
With a strong connection with her audience, Jolie will soon make you feel at home in her cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles. Her soothing and passionate storytelling interweaves Anne’s real letters and diaries with vestiges from her own life to reveal an immediate and clear association.
“An authentic and human exploration of inherently unstable modern tribalism”
Sick of the Fringe
“We are invited to explore questions around memory, tribe, kinship, and connections between lives”
Fringe Review
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Feb
17
Sat
“Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” – An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows" - An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library | England | United Kingdom

Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: ‘Time’ declared 2014 a “trans tipping point”, while American ‘Vogue’ named 2015 “the year of trans visibility”. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgender people have suddenly become part of the zeitgeist.

Christine Burns’ new book “Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” chronicles this journey in the words of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today. Here is everything you always to know about the background of the trans community, but never knew how to ask…

Join Christine Burns MBE at the FREE event for a presentation and Q&A session about her new book and the rich trans history of the UK.

Mottistone & Paget: Partners in Design @ St Paul's Cathedral
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mottistone & Paget: Partners in Design @ St Paul's Cathedral

Mottistone and Paget: Partners in Design

St Paul’s Collections Department – free lunchtime talk
The Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral Crypt
Saturday 17.02.2018
13:00 – 14:00
John Seely & Paul Paget were brought together both in a life partnership and in a professional architectural practice. Both men were Surveyors of St Paul’s Cathedral and together they oversaw some of the most significant architectural additions to the building of the twentieth century. John was the eldest surviving son of the 1st Baron Mottistone. Born in 1899, he read architecture at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he met Paul Edward Paget. The son of a bishop, Paget was an extrovert and entertainer. The pair became inseparable: in Paget’s words, ‘it was just the marriage of two minds … we became virtually one person’. The pair went into business in 1922 and lived and worked together. This talk will look at the lives of the two men, how their personalities complemented one another and how the fruits of their partnership are reflected in the fabric of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Admission is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

Wheelchair access is via a lift in the South Churchyard.

Tube: St Paul’s, Mansion House; Rail: City Thameslink, Blackfriars; 242,25,4,11

How Arena 3 saved my life @ Working CLass Movement Library
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The arrival of the very first lesbian newsletter, Arena 3, in 1964 was a quiet revolution. A talk by writer and researcher Jane Traies explores its impact through the oral testimonies of older lesbians whose lives were changed by this new contact with other women like themselves.

Plus, the Manchester Lesbian Immigration Support Group will talk on their work with women from around the world who are seeking sanctuary in our area.

Admission free; all welcome.

Near and Far… The Fight For LGBT Equality @ Hinckley Library
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Near and Far... The Fight For LGBT Equality @ Hinckley Library | England | United Kingdom

Join Mathew Hulbert, local LGBT+ activist and campaigner as he speaks about the importance of LGBT History Month and what it means to Hinckley and Bosworth. All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments provided.

Venezuela’s queers: fighting a dictatorship or embracing a Revolution? @ DG/014, De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Why has the advancement of the state structure in the past two decades not produced any inclusion and recognition of LGBTQ rights in Venezuela? We will aim to address some of the myths portrayed by the media in the past two decades, about this South American country through the experience of a former LGBT activist, providing an approach that intends to rise above the two political factions while maintaining a critical perspective committed to the human rights struggle.

Organised by: Simón Hurtado
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Simón Hurtado (sah602@york.ac.uk)
Accessibility: Wheelchair access

York Third Saturday (Fancy Dress) @ The Corner Pin, 17 Tanner Row, York YO1 6JB (until midnight); Flares, 6 Tanner Row, York YO1 6JB (from midnight)
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 3:00 am

York’s dedicated transgender & LGB social night out that welcomes friends and allies as well.

Join us for History Month’s fancy dress event. Dress as a character from history with a prize for best dressed.

We start in the Corner Pin, a quieter venue, to socialise and get to know everyone before heading across the road to Flares to dance and party the night away.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum
Tickets: Free for the Corner Pin, £4 at the door for Flares
More information: Lisa Kelly (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07734628402) | yorklgbtforum.org.uk
Accessibility: ASK

Feb
18
Sun
Like Sunlight, Like Nightfall – a queer dramaturgy workshop @ The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York YO24 1AW
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Like Sunlight, Like Nightfall – a day of dramaturgy on Sarah Kane’s plays offers the chance to explore the queer drama of the playwright’s work through discussion and experimental theatre practice. The day is led by Nina Kane, a trans* theatre maker and Sarah Kane specialist, and draws on her recent exchange work with Wakabacho Wharf theatre project in Japan. No experience necessary. Open to all.

Organised by: Cast-Off Drama
Tickets: Free – please book in advance from castoffdrama.blogspot.com
More information: Dr Nina Kane (castoffdrama@outlook.com | 07590 388770)
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Hearing loop, Wheelchair access

Once Upon a City @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Once Upon a City @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Sun 18 Feb, 11 am & 2pm

For ages 4-7 and their families.
Join us in this interactive storytelling session, as we follow the story of one brilliant princess in her journey from the North to the South of the City to meet another, equally brilliant princess.
Bring your imagination with you so we can build the story together, creating unexpected twists, eccentric characters and magical moments. Expect puppetry, shadow play and hilarious jokes as we head off on a storytelling adventure together.
This event is part of 96 Festival
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility

Lip Sync Lollapalooza @ Fibbers, 3-5 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT
Feb 18 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 19 @ 2:00 am

York’s biggest queer cabaret/clubbing night will be putting on a very special event for LGBT History month as performers take on some of the most iconic songs and moments in queer pop culture of all time! Expect outrageous drag acts, legendary lip sync performances and some of the cheesiest music you will ever experience in a friendly and feel-good environment!

Organised by: Haus of Dench
Tickets: £3-£8 available at wegottickets.com/lipsync
More information: Matthew Stallworthy / Crudi Dench (hausofdench@gmail.com) | facebook.com/hausofdench
Accessibility: ASK

Feb
19
Mon
“Believe me, the end is only the beginning” – The Trial of ‘The Well of Loneliness’ @ DG/014, De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

90 years ago, in November 1928, a magistrate ordered the destruction of Radclyffe Hall’s book, ‘The Well of Loneliness’. This session for LGBT History Month will take a light-hearted look at the book, the trial and subsequent impact – from my personal perspective. As Radclyffe Hall said, as she left the trial, “Believe me, the end is only the beginning.” How true is that?!

Organised by: Dr Fiona Thompson
Tickets: Free, book at yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/believe-me
More information: Mand Towell (m.towell@yorksj.ac.uk | 01904 876913)
Accessibility: Baby changing, BSL/English interpretation, Gender-neutral toilets, Hearing loop, Wheelchair access

Amnesty International UK Present Inclusion For All with Shaun Dellenty @ Amnesty HQ
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Amnesty International UK Present Inclusion For All with Shaun Dellenty @ Amnesty HQ  | England | United Kingdom

Shaun Dellenty, an award-winning education trainer who works to positively prevent LGBT+ and identity-based prejudice in the UK education system, will present a talk on his multi-award winning programme, Inclusion for All, and its aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in UK schools from nursery upwards.
Inclusion for All is a programme of training and teaching strategies developed by Shaun that aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in schools, homes and communities, and thus significantly reduce incidents of prejudice-related bullying and language.
Rooted in schools and training, Inclusion for All empowers schools to develop cognitive empathy from the outset, to represent the diversity of family life in the 21st century without assumption or judgement and to take great joy in celebrating heritage and diversity in authentic individuals and whole school communities from the very first day in nursery. Shaun has also worked trained teachers on the Amnesty Teacher Programme for the past five years on positive LGBT+ inclusion and activism. Please join us for this inspiring and enlightening talk on education and LGBT+ inclusion. The Human Rights Action Centre will be open for an hour after the event for further discussion, networking and to meet with Shaun.

SPEAKER
A highly experienced ex school leader, Shaun Dellenty has trained teachers, parents, governors, school leadership teams and non-teaching staff in hundreds of primary, secondary, and faith schools around the UK in addition to lecturing at many initial teacher training faculties across the UK and abroad.
Shaun has advised on education policy at Westminster and his work has featured on television and in the national press. He was awarded the designation ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2016. Shaun was awarded the ‘Education Champion Award’ at Excellence in Diversity Awards in 2016 and his work was recently officially recognised by the 3 Faiths Forum.
Shaun Dellenty developed and piloted the programme Inclusion for All www.inclusionforall.co.uk
Twitter: @ShaunDellenty

LGBT+ Book Group @ Waterstones York
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our monthly LGBT book club! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Organised by: Spectrum
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Andy (waterstonesyorkevents@gmail.com | 01904 620784) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/spectrum
Accessibility: ASK

LGBT Karaoke @ Thomas's of York
Feb 19 @ 8:30 pm – Feb 20 @ 12:00 am

LGBT Karaoke with Kira Live from 8.30pm to midnight (1am when busy).
Each singer gets a free shot for each song sung.
The bar serves food until 11pm, the venue is LGBT friendly and singers of all abilities are welcomed warmly.

Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Lisa Kelly or Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com) | yorklgbtforum.org.uk
Accessibility: ASK

Feb
20
Tue
Pride in the North (LGBT History Month Lecture) @ Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Mark Nichols from Northern Pride will deliver a public lecture at Newcastle University on the 20th of February as part of LGBT History Month. The first Pride march in Britain was in London in 1972; in 1995 Pride on Tyne was established, initially with a low-key university-based celebration. In 2007 Northern Pride replaced it and brought the parade to the city to make it a truly public celebration. This lecture recounts its history, and the obstacles and challenges it faced.

The lecture is free to attend, with seats allocated on a first come first serve basis.

York Centre for Writing hosts Michael Amherst author of Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire @ DG/017, De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

York Centre for Writing hosts a reading and Q&A with Michael Amherst from his new non-fiction book. Using bisexuality as a frame Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire. Part essay, part memoir, part love letter, Amherst asks us to see desire and sexuality as analogous with art – a mysterious, creative force.

Organised by: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Kimberly Campanello (k.campanello@yorksj.ac.uk)
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Love Happens Here – An LGBTQI+ Cabaret @ Stockwell Playhouse
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 10:30 pm
Love Happens Here - An LGBTQI+ Cabaret @ Stockwell Playhouse | England | United Kingdom

Like the LGBTQI community, their soundtrack is vast and diverse, from dance classics from big-voiced divas to soul searching slow jams that mirror struggles with self-acceptance and social rejection. Centre Stage London is proud of our LGBTQI members and the connection we have with this vibrant community and is excited to celebrate a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love in Love Happens Here: An LGBTQI Cabaret.

Think a mix of classics and modern jams: from Lou Reed to Lady Gaga, Somewhere Over The Rainbow to Dancing Queen, and songs from musicals like Fun Home, Kinky Boots and Taboo; Love Happens Here is a cabaret/concert mash-up of music celebrated and loved by the LGBTQI community and it’s Centre Stage allies.

This February, for three nights only, join us to celebrate love in all its forms and to be part of a celebration that symbolises everything rich, colourful, vibrant and courageous in our community.

Wordy Women – Three authors @ The Lounge, Chingford Assembly Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wordy Women - Three authors @ The Lounge, Chingford Assembly Hall

Three authors come together to celebrate LGBTQ History Month. Hosted by Chingford Lesbian Reading group. Kaite Welsh, author of ‘Wages of Sin” 2017, a Feminist Historical Crime Novel. Catherine Hall, winner of the Green Carnation prize, working on a new novel about the first female ice-cream seller. Olumide Popoola, author of ‘When we speak of nothing’ 2017,a story of two young black friends, struggling with different aspects of identity, at the time of the Tottenham riots.

Feb
21
Wed
LGBTQ Day of Celebration and Information @ Newington Community Centre
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A day for the LGBTQ community and allies to join together in a day of celebration and information-sharing. Speakers, stalls, music & dance and a prize-winning quiz will all make for a fabulous event. Organised by Newington Wellbeing Network in Ramsgate, Kent.

Asylum in the UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system @ John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asylum in the UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system @ John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University | United Kingdom

Antonia Bright, national spokesperson of the Movement for Justice (MFJ), will facilitate a conversation with MFJ LGBT+ refugees, including Aisha Shumazzi, about their experience of the asylum system.

LGBT+ relationships are illegal in 74 countries around the world. In 13 of those countries being gay is punishable with death (Independent 2016). Many people come to the UK seeking a new life free from these prejudices. MFJ represents and protests on behalf of the UK asylum seekers and has done extensive work with LGBT+ asylum seekers.

Issues up for discussion include why the fight for immigrant rights and against the use of detention centres is important, and what role LGBT+ people are playing in the movement.

Religious Marriage of same-sex couples in England and Wales @ P/L/006, Physics/Electronics Building, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This talk presents findings from research on religious marriage of same-sex couples in England and Wales, conducted by Paul Johnson, Robert Vanderbeck and Silvia Falcetta. Same-sex couples in England and Wales now have the same opportunities as different-sex couples to marry by way of a civil ceremony. However, same-sex couples who wish to marry by way of a religious ceremony in England and Wales are at a significant disadvantage to different-sex couples. Only a small number of religious organizations permit same-sex marriage. As a consequence, same-sex couples have very little opportunity to marry in a place of worship or by way of a religious ceremony. Religious faith and homosexuality are not antithetical: many same-sex couples who want to get married wish to do so according to the rites of their faith. This fact is recognised by those religious organisations that have taken the significant step of offering same-sex couples the opportunity to have a religious marriage ceremony. This research constitutes the first piece of empirical research on religious marriage of same-sex couples in England and Wales.

Organised by: The University of York
Tickets: Free but must register at yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/religious-marriage
More Information: Chris Brunt (equality@york.ac.uk) | york.ac.uk/admin/eo/
Accessibility: Wheelchair access

LGBT History Month – Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
LGBT History Month - Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library

Join us at the Barbican Music Library for an evening of music and entertainment in celebration of LGBT History Month. Vocalist Julian Fox will perform a number of original songs, before Project Adorno delight us with their performance collage Jarman in Pieces. Celebrating the life of director and gay rights activist Derek Jarman, the show brings together a mix of original songs, film, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word.

Praise for Project Adorno:

“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” ScotsGay magazine.

“A stunning exercise in electronic beat poetry”
Record Collector Magazine

“A bizarrely enjoyable hour of nerdy oddness”
Cheltenham Literature Festival

LGBT Mastermind @ The Corner Pin, 17 Tanner Row, York, YO1 6JB
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eight contestants compete in an LGBT version of television’s famous Mastermind.
Two semi-finals with the contestants answering two minutes of questions on their specialist LGBT subject, and a further two minutes of LGBT general knowledge with the two highest scorers then competing for the title of LGBT Mastermind 2018.

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Lisa Kelly (lisa@yorklgbthistory.org.uk) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk
Accessibility: ASK

LGBT Mental Health Group @ 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A weekly group dedicated to LGBTQ people with mental ill health. During History Month we will be exploring the historical nature of mental health and its uses to oppress LGBT+ people.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum and York Mind
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07935200575) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/mental-health
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite, above the Loft Lounge
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite, above the Loft Lounge | England | United Kingdom

For LGBT History Month, Pink Sou’westers invite you and your friends to our ninth annual Queer Quiz on Wednesday 21st February, 7.00pm at the Penthouse Suite above the Loft Lounge on Bromsgrove Street.
Explore, expand or show off your knowledge of all things LGBT from the past right up to the present in this original LGBT themed quiz covering popular entertainment, music, art, sport, politics or local. Come on your own, we’ll find you team mates, or as a team. Team and individual prizes, but it’s not all about the winning, it’s about learning more about all things LGBT, and having a fun and sociable evening! £4/£2 low income, pay on the door. Fully accessible. Private bar. Please forward to anyone else who might be interested.

Kingston LGBT Forum AGM: Professor Jeffrey Weeks on LGBT History @ Kingston Quaker Centre
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kingston LGBT Forum AGM: Professor Jeffrey Weeks on LGBT History @ Kingston Quaker Centre

All are welcome at our annual general meeting to hear our eminent guest speaker, Professor Jeffrey Weeks. Jeffrey is a gay activist and an historian and sociologist specialising in work on sexuality. He is an accomplished public speaker.

This is also an opportunity to learn more about Kingston LGBT Forum and elect the Committee for 2018-19.

All welcome. Light refreshments served. Changing facilities available.

Feb
22
Thu
A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre
Feb 22 all-day
A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre

Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey’s LGBT organisation for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be talks about popular 1920s and 1930s music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, Surrey History Centre and Outline.
Surrey Heritage will also be showcasing historical LGBT documents from our archives (which are housed in 6 miles of shelving in our strongrooms!). There will be relevant displays and an LGBT film on loop from the Independent Cinema Office.
We will also be joined by a whole host of Surrey community organisations with information displays and stands: Surrey and Borders Partnership, Fostering and Adoption Service, Phoenix Cultural Centre, Surrey Libraries, Surrey Police LGBT+ plus more to be confirmed!
Free, no booking required.

Exploring LGBTQ histories at the British Museum @ The British Museum, Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This year we are excited to continue delving into LGBTQ histories by taking part in OUTing the Past National Festival. We invite you to join our curators in exploring the collections they curate. On Thursday the 22nd of February, the talks will be held in the Stevenson Lecture theatre in the Clore Education Centre at the Museum (3-5pm).

Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre

Are women controlled by their hormones or do they control them? Or is it neither? Have pharmaceutical companies developed a multi-billion pound industry out of convincing women that hormones are something they can control? If there is such a thing as control, how is this gained and maintained? And what impact can and will new technologies have on these kinds of treatments?

All of these questions will be raised and addressed as we begin our discussion by presenting the works of two artists from the Transitional States exhibition. We will then welcome historians of medicine and sexuality who will offer differing perspectives on the use of hormones throughout recent history.

This discussion will address topics such as the history of the contraceptive pill, IVF and the introduction of new medical technologies, with a specific focus on whether such technologies have changed women’s sexual behaviour.

Moderator:

Professor Krista Cowman

Speakers:

– Dr Hera Cook (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Dr Alana Harris (King’s College London)
Sara Homewood (artist)
Holly Slingsby (artist)

A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre

Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey’s LGBT organisation for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be talks about popular 1920s and 1930s music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, Surrey History Centre and Outline.
Surrey Heritage will also be showcasing historical LGBT documents from our archives (which are housed in 6 miles of shelving in our strongrooms!). There will be relevant displays and an LGBT film on loop from the Independent Cinema Office.
We will also be joined by a whole host of Surrey community organisations with information displays and stands: Surrey and Borders Partnership, Phoenix Cultural Centre, Surrey Libraries, Surrey Police LGBT+ plus more to be confirmed!
Free, no booking required.

Feb
23
Fri
Life Happens @ DG/223, De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Life Happens – a queer performance piece made in response to Sarah Kane’s Crave and 4.48 Psychosis performed by Nina Kane (aka Jared), a trans* theatre maker and Sarah Kane specialist. It involves site-specific images, soundscapes and stories built from recent ‘dreamings’ and wanderings in the port city of Yokohama and Wakabacho Wharf.

Organised by: Cast-Off Drama
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Nina Kane (jaredjadonkane@gmail.com | 07590 388770) | castoffdrama.blogspot.com
Accessibility: Baby changing, Wheelchair access

Jarman In Pieces performed by Project Adorno @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jarman In Pieces performed by Project Adorno @ Leicester LGBT  Centre | England | United Kingdom

The Leicester LGBT Centre will be hosting Jarman in Pieces by Project Adorno, a performance collage comprising original songs, film, and interviews from people who knew the gay rights activist author Dereck Jarman.

The event will take place at the Leicester LGBT Centre on the 23rd of February 2018.After the 1 hour performance, we will be playing Jarman’s last film Blue (1993) and everyone will be more than welcome to stay for it.

Get your tickets before they get sold out!

“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” ScotsGay magazine.

LGBT Pop Culture Quiz Night @ The Lounge, James College, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate LGBT history by testing your LGBT pop culture knowledge through various fun filled, brain busting, mind melting rounds. Fabulous prizes to be won!

Organised by: York Graduate Students’ Association LGBTQ Network
Tickets: Free, but £1 suggested donation to York LGBT History Month
More information: Toby Gormley (lgbt@yorkgsa.org) | yorkgsa.org
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

The Other Team @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm
The Other Team @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
Jessy and Nicholas are big gays. Well, Nicholas is big, Jessy is quite little. But they are still Grown Up Gays.
They feel like they’ve been there, done that, got the queershirt. The hard part is done, whoever they were before can be forgotten. Life, love and YOU start at coming out. Someone said that. Could have sworn it. Right?
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
24
Sat
Commemorating Anne Lister and more: make your own rainbow plaque @ Holy Trinity Church, 70 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We hope that York’s first permanent explicitly LGBT plaque will mark Holy Trinity Church, where Anne Lister and Ann Walker solemnised their commitment to each other in 1834 – an event that could be described as York’s first lesbian wedding. Come along to discuss how we should commemorate Anne and Ann, to find out how to help make more permanent rainbow plaques happen, and to make your own removable cardboard plaque. If you can’t make it, please feel free to email us in advance and we’ll create your plaque!

Organised by: York LGBT History Month / York Civic Trust / York LGBT Forum / Churches Conservation Trust
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Helen Graham (h.graham@leeds.ac.uk) | Kit Heyam (kit@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)
Accessibility: Wheelchair access via via Hornpot Lane from Petergate (turning into the alleyway next to Poundland)

Our Footprints: a LGBT+ Archive for York & North Yorkshire @ Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archive
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us to launch York’s own LGBT+ Archive. This is a chance to find out more about the project, see some archives, share your stories and memories and volunteer to get involved. Over the next year we will be collecting documents, photographs, memories and oral histories into a dedicated archive that highlights and preserves LGBT+ histories.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Victoria Hoyle (victoria.hoyle@york.ac.uk) | yorklgbtforum.org.uk/archive-project/
Accessibility: Baby changing, Wheelchair access

“I was not born to live alone”: Britain’s first modern lesbian @ Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Unearthed from their hiding place behind a wall in Shibden Hall, the secret diaries of pioneering Yorkshire landowner Anne Lister (1791-1840) tell the story of Britain’s ‘first modern lesbian’. Partly written in code, they detail her extraordinary life and several romantic relationships with women.
Join us for a talk from historian Helena Whitbread, who edited Anne’s diaries for publication, followed by a screening of the BBC drama The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, starring Maxine Peake.

Organised by: The Churches Conservation Trust
Tickets: £5 via Churches Conservation Trust website
More information: Ed van der Molen (evandermolen@thecct.org.uk) | visitchurches.org.uk/york
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Because we have a history too! @ Gay Sitges Link
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Because we have a history too! @ Gay Sitges Link | Sitges | Catalunya | Spain

Steve Boyce, chair of trustees, will give a talk on LGBT history month and why it is important that we celebrate it and “usualise” LGBT life.

Hotter @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm
Hotter @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

For ages 14+
“People are more fixated on flesh than ever before in history” – Ann (97)
Devised by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, HOTTER is a show about blushing, sweating, pinkness and pleasure. The moments when our bodies give us away. It’s about being embarrassed and embarrassing. It’s about your best friend, teenage crush, frenemy, mother, teacher, lover. The first, worst and best time you came. Most of all it’s about your body and being able to love it and laugh at it.
“Frequently funny, endearingly frank”
Three Weeks
“A dynamic love letter to bodies, theirs and yours”
Edinburgh Guide
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ A Younger Theatre

This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
25
Sun
Elevenses at Barley Hall @ Barley Hall
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drop in for light refreshments at Barley Hall, a reconstructed medieval townhouse in the centre of York. After indulging in a hot or cold drink and some LGBT-themed cake, you will be free to explore the museum, including its fantastic display of costumes. The event is free, but there will be a collection raising funds for the ongoing work of York LGBT History Month.

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: York LGBT History Month team (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)
Accessibility: Wheelchair access

Tell Me the Truth About Love @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Tell Me the Truth About Love @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

A new play by Sue Blundell celebrating the relationship between the composer Benjamin Britten and his long-term partner, tenor Peter Pears.
Based on “My Beloved Man: The Letters of Britten and Pears” (published by Aldeburgh Studies in Music) the play opened Fitzfest 2017 to great acclaim.
Two actors, six musicians and one opera singer tell the story of a great British composer who struggled with society’s attitude to same-sex relationships, in a fascinating combination of live music and dynamic physical theatre.
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

Feb
26
Mon
Queer History and Colonialism: research presentations and Q&A with Heike Bauer @ HG/147, Holgate Building, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

How did racism and gender violence shape the emergence of modern homosexual rights? What’s the continuing impact of Section 377, which penalised homosexuality across the British Empire in 1860? Join York St John University English Literature for a public talk and Q&A. Heike Bauer uses homosexual rights activist and transgender advocate Magnus Hirschfeld to explore the limits of early rights politics. Ibtisam Ahmed studies the history, neo-colonialism and queerphobia of a law still in effect in 36 Commonwealth countries.

Organised by: York St John University English Literature
Tickets: Free, but book at yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/queer-history-colonialism
More information: Adam Stock (a.stock@yorksj.ac.uk) | blog.yorksj.ac.uk/englishlit
Accessibility: Baby changing, BSL/English interpretation, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Learning to Swim in the Abyss (A Live Improv Death Show) @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Learning to Swim in the Abyss (A Live Improv Death Show) @ Omnibus Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Mon 26 – Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pm

For ages 14+
An improvised solo show about life and death, grief and joy, and making some sense of the space in between.
Stella Duffy has written sixteen novels, dozens of short stories, and devised and written fourteen plays. She has written and performed two other solo shows, directed and acted in many more. This will not be like any of that. She’s had cancer twice. This might be a bit about that. She’s been improvising since 1987, that’ll help.
It’s not rehearsed, it’s not written, it will be very live and about process as much as product – quite a lot like life.
Please note the Tuesday 27 show will be a relaxed performance.
This event is part of 96 Festival.
A celebration of progress, achievement and possibility.

LGBT Karaoke @ Thomas's of York
Feb 26 @ 8:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 12:00 am

LGBT Karaoke with Kira Live from 8.30pm to midnight (1am when busy).
Each singer gets a free shot for each song sung.
The bar serves food until 11pm, the venue is LGBT friendly and singers of all abilities are welcomed warmly.

Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Lisa Kelly or Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com) | yorklgbtforum.org.uk
Accessibility: ASK

Feb
27
Tue
Sexualities in many colours and languages: LGBT+ histories across time and space @ P/L/005, Physics/Electronics Building, University of York, York YO10 5DD
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

This talk will offer an introduction and some insights into the fascinating variety of sexual relationships, sexual practices, and sexual identifications which we find when we study human history. It will look at societies in different parts of the world and at different times in the past in order to show how sexual diversity has been a persistent part of human experience, while taking quite different forms in different times and places. Far from being confined to simple alternatives like “straight” versus “gay”, or “normal” versus “alternative”, humans have understood, practised, and imagined sexual possibilities in richly complex and shifting ways. By discussing particular examples the talk will provide an opportunity to consider and discuss some key aspects of the history of human sexualities.

Organised by: The University of York
Tickets: Free but must register at yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/many-colours
More information: Chris Brunt (equality@york.ac.uk) | york.ac.uk/admin/eo/
Accessibility: Wheelchair access

Oxford Lesbian History Group Talk – Virginia Woolf’s Sapphist gossip
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm

Share in the gossippy world of Virginia Woolf’s letters and hear what she said about women and their same-sex relationships.
The Oxford Lesbian History Group is a small, friendly and informal women’s group, with an interest in all aspects of lesbian history and culture. Meetings usually take the form of a talk given by a member of the group, but there are also sometimes discussions and social activities.

Feb
28
Wed
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins @ Barbican Art Gallery
Feb 28 – May 27 all-day
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins @ Barbican Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom

Gazing directly into the camera, Paz Errazuriz’s arresting image of Pilar (shown above), a cross-dresser working in an underground brothel in Chile during the 1980s forms part of a larger body of work titled Adam’s Apple, 1983. Taken during Chile’s military dictatorship at a time when gender non-conforming people were regularly subjected to curfews, persecutions and police brutality, this photograph represents a collaborative and defiant act of political resistance for both Errazuriz and Pilar.

“It was our means of showing that we were there and fighting back”.
Paz Errazuriz

Paz Errazuriz is just one of the 20 photographers featured in Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins – that also includes Larry Clark, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov and Dayanita Singh. Celebrating photography’s enduring and unique relationship with individual and communities operating on the margins, the exhibition reflects a more diverse, authentic and complex view of the world from the 1950s onwards. Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, counter and sub-cultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features work by photographers who spent months, years or even decades with their subjects.

Advance booking recommended.

Image credit: Paz Errázuriz. From the series La Manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple), 1983. © Paz Errázuriz. Courtesy of the artist.

“Reel In The Closet” Film Screening @ Lancaster Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Reel In The Closet" Film Screening @ Lancaster Library

Want to know what it was like to be out in 1940? How it felt to be different in 1960? Watch the home movies of the people who lived it! Join us for this FREE screening of the fascinating LGBTQ documentary, “Reel In The Closet”.

From the director of the award winning ‘Gen Silent’ comes ‘Reel In The Closet’, a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with LGBTQ people from the past through the rare home movies that they left behind for us.

Prior to the screening, there will be a live performance of ‘The Room’ by local artist, Briggsy. ‘The Room’ is a visually arresting, poignant and socially relevant piece of physical theatre. ‘The Room’ was created to explore LGBTQ identities and challenge, head on, the discrimination and hatred directed towards people that are just trying to be the truest version of themselves.

Also featuring creative contributions from PYRO LGBT Youth Group in partnership with Ludus Dance

*Please note – ‘Reel In The Closet’ contains brief scenes of mild nudity and strong language

LGBT Mental Health Group @ 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A weekly group dedicated to LGBTQ people with mental ill health. During History Month we will be exploring the historical nature of mental health and its uses to oppress LGBT+ people.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum and York Mind
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07935200575) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/mental-health
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

York LGBT History Month 2018 Closing Night @ The Basement, City Screen, 13-17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate LGBT History Month with an evening of music and spoken word from a fantastic lineup of local performers.

• Wayne Dawson is a singer/songwriter from Harrogate. (facebook.com/WayneDawsonOfficial)
• Flora Greysteel are a York-based duo who officially formed in 2015, but who have collaborative roots stretching back to 2009. Basing their sound in piano, drum kit and female vocals, the band use a wide variety of other instruments including ukulele, thumb piano and assorted small percussion, not to mention the widespread use of loop pedal. (floragreysteel.co.uk)
• Alice Nicholls – because she does not like being told what to do, she tries as much as possible to confuddle her audiences by never *quite* sticking to one genre. (alicenichollsmusic.com)
• Waifs and Strays – since forming in early 2016 Waifs and Strays have played at a number of events at local venues in and around York. (facebook.com/waifsandstraysyork)

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: £6 from yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/closing-event
More information: York LGBT History Month team (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)
Accessibility: baby-changing; wheelchair access

Mar
2
Fri
Testosterone @ The Place Theatre
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Testosterone @ The Place Theatre | England | United Kingdom

What does it mean to be a man or a woman?

Is gender innate or is it nurtured?

Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society – what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man.

However, his biggest challenge comes when he enters a male gym changing room for the first time and is confronted by masculinity in all its forms – the good, the bad and the ugly. What kind of man will he be when he finishes changing?

With this refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, they explore the epic path that we all have to take when trying to forge an identity.

What kind of ‘man’ are you?

Mar
6
Tue
Identity – open mic poetry night @ The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Identity – open mic poetry night @ The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University | United Kingdom

Exploring the themes of this year’s Oxford Human Rights Festival (Identity) and LGBT+ History Month (Geography: mapping the world), we invite local poets and Oxford Brookes students to read and perform work inspired by the themes – either by themselves or by other poets.

This event marks the opening of Identity, an exhibition in the Glass Tank and centrepiece of the 16th annual Oxford Human Rights Festival.

Refreshments provided

This event is a collaboration between The Poetry Centre, the Oxford Human Rights Festival and Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum.

Mar
14
Wed
LGBT Mental Health Group @ 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A weekly group dedicated to LGBTQ people with mental ill health. During History Month we will be exploring the historical nature of mental health and its uses to oppress LGBT+ people.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum and York Mind
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07935200575) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/mental-health
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access