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.

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
Changing Minds Launch @ York Room, Redbridge Central Library
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Changing Minds Launch @ York Room, Redbridge Central Library

Redbridge Rainbow Community in partnership with Eastside Community Heritage invite you to the launch of ‘Changing Minds’ video documentary and exhibition along with a drama therapy workshop by Dramatherapist Dan Skili ‘Sharing Stories, Sharing Memories’.

The “Changing Minds” project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has recorded and preserved the experiences of LGBT+ people living and working in the London Borough of Redbridge, and living with mental health problems.

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
From Bedroom to Battle Ground @ Hackney Museum
Feb 1 – May 19 all-day
From Bedroom to Battle Ground @ Hackney Museum

‘From Bedroom to Battleground’ has been created by members of Project Indigo, a local LGBTQI+ youth group run by Off Centre, a mental health and wellbeing charity. Facilitated by artist Liv Wynter, this exhibition shares the voices of Project Indigo members, who hope that by opening up about their personal stories, they can help teach people what it’s like to be young and LGBTQI+ in Hackney.

The ‘Out and About’ display is a collaborative wallpaper design project between artist Angela Groundwater and Out and About, an LGBTQI+ group for people aged 50 and over. Hidden within the traditional wallpaper pattern are the stories of five group members, told through objects of personal significance to them. The custom-made wallpaper weaves a narrative out of illustrations, inspired by art workshops to create the piece looking at the unique challenges older people face 51 years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.

From Bedroom to Battleground: An exhibition of young LGBTQIA people’s stories @ Hackney Museum
Feb 1 – May 5 all-day
From Bedroom to Battleground: An exhibition of young LGBTQIA people's stories @ Hackney Museum

This exhibition was created by members of the LGBT+ youth group Project Indigo and it shares their dreams, worries and hopes. The young members of Project Indigo hope that by sharing their stories they can help to teach people what it’s like to be young and LGBT+ and to make life just a little bit easier for one another.

The exhibition was facilitated by artist Liv Wynter and the project was funded by renown street artist Stik, with funds raised through the auction of his iconic ‘Hackney Pride Banner’ commissioned by Hackney Council for London Pride 2016.

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

Lit Buildings
Feb 1 all-day
Lit Buildings @ Leeds | England | United Kingdom

A spectacular trail of buildings lit in rainbow colours (a couple in pink) to mark the first day and night of LGBT History Month 2018. Photograph and share on social media #LeedsLGBTHistory

Buildings include:
●Town Hall ●Civic Hall ●O2 Academy ●St John’s Centre ●Queens Hotel ●first direct arena ●Leeds Beckett University ●The Light ●Leeds University

Over 40 DORSET LGBT events in HISTORY MONTH 1st – 28th Feb Wide variety of events @ Dorset venues in Weymouth Bridport Dorchester Swanage Poole Bournemouth plus more!
Feb 1 all-day
Over 40 DORSET LGBT events in HISTORY MONTH 1st - 28th Feb Wide variety of events @ Dorset venues in  Weymouth Bridport Dorchester Swanage Poole Bournemouth plus more!

Copied from Weymouth Gay Group website diary events page.
February over 40 events in 28 days in DORSET ! This month is LGBT History Month
Up dated list on Weymouth Gay Group website. https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/events-diary.html
The Dorset LGBT Equality network will be running some special events in our area. Info below & at http://lgbtdorsetequality.network
Space Youth Project in Bournemouth and Poole library.
Throughout LGBT+ History Month, both Bournemouth and Poole library will be hosting display boards made by Space Youth Project. The boards will include important moments from LGBT+ History as well as LGBT+ titles worth picking up in February!

Thursday 1st Space Youth Project meeting up in Dorchester info www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 1st Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 2nd Hamworthy Friday Film Night Special! 7-9:30pm, Hamworthy Library (doors open at 6:30pm)
Tickets £5 in advance or on the door. Join Hamworthy Library for a special screening of Pride, a BAFTA Award winner, which tells the amazing true story of how a group of gay activists worked to help miners during their lengthy strike in the summer of 1984. Additionally, displays made by Space Youth Project will be on show in Hamworthy Library for this special event
Friday 2nd MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Sunday 4th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 5th – 19th February LGBT+ Exhibit at FLIRT Cafe Bournemouth
Space Youth Project commissioned Bournemouth and Poole College to create beautiful portraits of today’s LGBT+ youth. Pop down to FLIRT to have a look! Flirt Cafe is in The Triangle Bournemouth.
Monday 5th Breaking Down Barriers, 5:30, Cobham Lecture Theatre Talbot Campus Bournemouth
A multi-organisation project with Space Youth Project, Dorset Rape Crisis, and Bournemouth University looking into why the LGBT+ community may not be reporting sexual and/or domestic violence. As well as looking at questions to discuss, such as ‘Does consent need to be verbalised?’, ‘Do male victims get less sympathy?’, ‘Should there be a time limit on reporting sexual crimes?’ and ‘Is the “me too” campaign effective or slanderous?’
Monday 5th Weymouth Library LGBT History Month event – runs until Fri 9th
LGBT Inclusion & Anti-Discrimination Olympics Legacy Exhibition at Weymouth Library
Monday 5th Weymouth Library Pride & Progress Talk & Presentation
by LGBT Dorset Equality Network Weymouth Library 4pm – 5.30pm
Monday 5th Weymouth Gay Group The Nothe Tavern from 7pm
Wednesday 7th Space Youth Project meeting up in Weymouth info www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Wednesday 7th Bridport – New Group, Equality Bridport “Hello all our next meeting is being held at the Ropemakers Bridport on the 7th February 2018 we are meeting there between 7pm and 9pm it is also the night the Open mic is on so if any of you want to entertain then you are welcome to take part I will confirm the time that it runs from but think it is 9pm to 11pm.” website – https://anabelle1payne.wixsite.com/diversitybridport
More info on our WGG news page and on poster below
Thursday 8th Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 9th MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Sunday 11th Gay Outdoor Club (GOC) Shell Bay / Studland A 6-mile circular walk taking in the sea-shore and dunes. Meet 11.00 at National Trust car park on the Studland side of the Sandbanks ferry (BH19 3BA). From Bournemouth or Poole the best option is to park for free in Brownsea Rd or any of the residential roads adjoining. Take the ferry (£1 on foot return). Coming from Swanage/Studland, National Trust members can park for free in the NT car park itself. Otherwise, there is free verge parking on the ferry approach road. The walk is also bus accessible: Route 50 plies between Bournemouth and Swanage via the ferry. Lunch option is the NT café in Knoll Beach car park (01929 450305). More info https://www.goc.org.uk/events/7314
Sunday 11th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 12th Weymouth Gay Group The William Henry from 7pm
Tuesday 13th Wimborne Girls – Trans at the Minster A group of trans girls meeting for chat and a drink in a relaxed and friendly environment. Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday (19.30hrs onwards) each month at the White Hart in the centre of Wimborne Minster. At the pub great food is available and free parking (after 18.00hrs) is situated in the public car park on King Street. Entrance is usually through the garden gate into the pub from the smaller, lower section of the car park. Members living in the Salisbury, Lymington and Dorchester areas are regular attendees as well as those living more locally. Contact Tasmin on cd@qtee.biz if further information required.
Thursday 15th Space Youth Project meeting in Dorchester www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 15th Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 16th MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Saturday 17th Kiss ‘n MakeUp Flirt Café/bar, 21 The Triangle , Bournemouth BH2 5RG 3rd Saturday monthly. Followed by a visit to the DYMK club. Contact Michelle michmo@live.com Facebook page – KissNmakeup
Sunday 18th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 19th Out In Purbeck Out in Purbeck is the idea of Karen in Swanage. She writes…
“This group is just getting established and we are going to meet up roughly every third Monday from 6pm onwards.However we can be flexible about times and days.This is a great opportunity to get together with like minded people, make new friends, share interests etc.” For further details contact Karen outinpurbeck@gmail.com
Monday 19th Weymouth Gay Group The Old Rooms Inn from 7pm
Tuesday 20th BU Football vs Homophobia Football Tournament, 1-5pm Bournemouth
Join Bournemouth University in a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia, along with a symposium where there will be numerous resources and great opportunities to discover what support their is in Bournemouth.
Wednesday 21st BU Football vs Homophobia, Symposium 9-1pm (see above) Bournemouth
Wednesday 21st NEW! Pop Up lgbt Cafe Social Weymouth Revolution cafe Trinity Road Weymouth (on harbourside) A social event organised by The Dorset LGBT Equality Network and open to all. 2pm – 4pm. See poster below and our news page. This cafe meet will be on the 3rd Wednesday each month.
Wednesday 21st Bridport – New Group, Equality Bridport The Woodman Inn Bridport 7- 9pm
website – https://anabelle1payne.wixsite.com/diversitybridport More info on our news page.
Wednesday 21st Space Youth Project meeting up in Weymouth www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 22nd Gay OutDoor Club (GOC) walk. The Heaths and woods around Bere Regis
An easy 5 mile half day stroll around ancient Dorset heathland and through the woods at Bere Regis Full details…
Thursday 22nd Silver Moments. Wimborne for mature lgbt people social group 2-4pm info 07791 861 384
(scroll down for poster with info)
Thursday 22nd New for History Month. LGBT Film Night Dorset History Centre Dorchester 6.30pm – The Dorset Hisrory Centre is proud to present LGBT Britain on Tour! Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of these films spanning 1909 – 1994 as homosexuality went from crime to pride. See poster below for more info
Thursday 22nd Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 23rd Bournemouth Student Pride, 11-4pm, Students Union at Talbot Campus “Bournemouth Student Pride is kicking off on the 23rd, starting with one of the south’s most outrageous drag act Ms. Lucinda Lashes leading the days entertainment. Starting with a series of stalls and music to dance to before meeting at the AUB Courtyard for 12:30 to wave our flags of pride and show how damn special we are, and doing it with plenty of zazz and colour. The afternoon continues with local LGBT+ friendly organisations coming to campus and celebrating with us, photographers, props, food, dancing, and face painting – why be shy?”
Friday 23rd MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Saturday 24th LGBT+ Safety Event
Intercom and Dorset Police are hosting an event about self-care including hate crime, cyber crime, sexual health and mental health. This years LGBT+ History Month’s theme is geography and they plan on linking into the theme by having a huge world map where people can pin point the places in the world where it is still illegal to be LGBT+
www.intercometrust.org.uk 0800 612 3010
Sunday 25th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 26th Weymouth Gay Group “Pies & Guys night” The Pie & Ale House advance booking essential please, from 7pm

For updates check Weymouth Gay Group website

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.

Proud City Exhibition @ Stockbridge Library
Feb 1 – Mar 30 all-day
Proud City Exhibition @ Stockbridge Library | Scotland | United Kingdom

An exhibition celebrating LGBTQIA+ people living and working in Edinburgh. From Prejudice to Pride; Activism 1970-2000; and to Progress in the 21st Century. Artefacts are also on show which give an insight into the history of the community. This exhibition was curated by Edinburgh City Museums.

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.

Staff Network Roadshow @ Civic Hall, Portland Reception
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop-in. These roadshow events are hosted by members of the Leeds City Council LGBT+ Staff Network & Alliance Project, providing information & resources on the project work currently being delivered by the network. These projects include those in conjunction with the Leeds LGBT+ Community Hub in making Leeds an LGBT+ Inclusive City, and Leeds City Council (For LCC staff only)

Exhibition: Shropshire’s LGBT History Boards @ The Hive
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm
Exhibition: Shropshire's LGBT History Boards @ The Hive

A Unique collection of local LGBT history in a national context.

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

Coming out through the generations @ Nuffield G17
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Coming out through the generations @ Nuffield G17 | England | United Kingdom

As part of LGBT History month and Careers Network’s Work Experience Week, we are exploring how the LGBT community has changed over time and the impact this has placed on career prospects. Hear personal stories of professionals about their experiences of making successful applications, developing their careers and coming out at work.

LGBT Poetry Evening – Making Memories @ Tower Hamlets Local History Museum London
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBT Poetry Evening - Making Memories @ Tower Hamlets Local History Museum London | England | United Kingdom

LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson will be poeting at a lovely LGBTQ poetry evening in Dagenham hosted by ELOP! It’s called “Making Memories”, and will be at Tower Hamlets Local History Archive Museum, 6-8pm.

 

Frontrunners Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Frontrunners Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

Strikeback kickboxing @ Harehills Primary School
Feb 1 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Strikeback kickboxing @ Harehills Primary School | England | United Kingdom

Lee Matthews British Military Martial Arts Academy is proud to present an LGBT+ only class. LGBT+ classes focus on self-defence, fitness and the techniques involved within the kickboxing sport, aiming to help students work their way up to black bels. Students are taught by Steve, a qualified instructor who teaches different ages and abilities.

Drydock Pub Quiz: LGBT+ History Month Theme @ Dry Dock
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

Dry Dock will be celebrating LGBT+ History Month with a range of History Month themed questions! Don’t miss this great quiz in one of Leeds’ most unique drinking establishments.

Feb
2
Fri
Let’s Talk About Sex @ Manchester Central Library
Feb 2 – Feb 24 all-day
Let's Talk About Sex @ Manchester Central Library

THE history of safer sex campaigning in Greater Manchester and stories of those involved and affected in the past three decades will take centre stage in a new exhibition and video history project being launched to coincide with LGBT History Month.

LGBT Foundation’s project, Let’s Talk About Sex, which launches at Manchester’s Central Library on 1 February, celebrates and commemorates over thirty years of safer sex promotion in Greater Manchester’s LGBT communities, from the initial response in the wake of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s through to the present day.

University of Birmingham LGBT History Month 2018 launch event @ Bramall building
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
University of Birmingham LGBT History Month 2018 launch event @ Bramall building

All welcome to join the Rainbow Network for refreshments, networking and the chance to find out more about the events on offer at the University of Birmingham throughout LGBT History Month.

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

Loudest Whispers 2018 – Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Preview Night Celebrations @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018

Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.

Our preview night is on Friday 2nd February 2018 in The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross

Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.

Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in Sainsbury Wing entrance for 6.30 (Numbers may be limited)

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

The Trial of Lord Alfred Douglas @ University Centre Shrewsbury
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
The Trial of Lord Alfred Douglas @ University Centre Shrewsbury

PETER SCOTT-PRESLAND, Counsel for the Prosecution: Lord Alfred Douglas was the single most disastrous thing to happen to LGBT+ Equality in the last 200 years – more destructive than Henry Labouchere, more sanctimonious than Mary Whitehouse, more vindictive than Section 28. By literally and metaphorically destroying both Oscar Wilde and that pioneer of gay liberation Robert Ross, Wilde’s first real boyfriend, he set us all back by at least fifty years.

ANDREW LUMSDEN, Counsel for the Defence: In the 1890s Lord Alfred Douglas, not ‘Robbie’ Ross, was the recognisable pioneer of gay liberation. With his ‘Two Loves’ he was the first male poet since Christopher Marlowe to make an unforgettable protest against the hetero-normative. Douglas then suffered a catastrophic post-activist burn-out. Wilde refused to run for it in 1895, resulting in his prison injuries and death, and Eire honours him for that brave defiance today.

Members of the Jury, what is your verdict? Guilty or Not Guilty?

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!

Frontrunners – Weekend Run @ Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Frontrunners - Weekend Run @ Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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.

Art Queries @ Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Art Queries @ Cartwright Hall Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom

Queering an artwork involves sharing and creating new interpretations revealing LGBTQ+ stories and exploring gender, the body, identity and power.
Jude Woods will facilitate the workshop then using the groups contributions create some alternative labels which will be on display from 27 February.
Everyone is welcome: The workshop is for anyone who is interested in queer culture and the visual arts, previous knowledge of art is not needed but the enjoyment of looking and talking about art is essential (no booking required).

LGBT Youth/School Event @ The Hive
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
LGBT Youth/School Event @ The Hive

This event provides an opportunity for schools, professionals, teachers and members of the LGBT community to come together to learn from young people, explore and celebrate good practice in Shropshire and consider ways forward.

Hosted by Shropshire XYZ group with Alice Cruttwell, Public Heath Curriculum Advisor

There will be cake, music, art and books – all attending will go away with information, ideas and inspiration.

Programme 1.30pm – 4.30pm

1.30pm Welcome and Opening remarks by XYZ and Young People co-ordinating group; Director Children Service/ Public Health, West Mercia Crime Commissioner – TBC.

Special Guests – Caroline Paige ‘Author of True Colours’ and Zac and family – TBC

Personal Reflection: ‘Then and Now ‘

Cutting the cake and launch of Shropshire transgender guidance for schools

Song by Samira Hills –tbc

2.15pm Music recording- from the LGBT music workshops – cupcakes, fruit, drink

2.30pm Good and emerging practice – short presentations by schools/young people. Followed by XYZ thanks – certificate, comments and discussion

4.00pm Special thanks to Young People involved in the day

4.10pm Art and books on display – Schools Library service – Music from LGBT workshop

4.30pm Depart, evaluation and thanks by Young People

Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Building Believable Characters Writing Workshop @ Redbridge Central Library

This activity-led jargon-free workshop will be facilitated by Virginia Heath and Liam Livings. They’ll use 8 techniques to help you develop believable characters. Each technique is designed to appeal to a variety of people with different learning style preferences from visual, auditory, reading & kinaesthetic. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in writing, whether poetry or prose.
Here’s what previous delegates said about this workshop:
‘I have come home with a head full of characters just waiting to be unleashed!’
‘Have really enjoyed the day & come away fired up ready to kickass into all my new characters!’
Virginia Heath writes witty, fast-paced romances filled with feisty heroines and mouth-watering heroes that she would want to fall in love with. http://www.virginiaheathromance.com/
Liam Livings writes gay romances with British humour and plenty of sparkle. http://www.liamlivings.com/

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

Love Muscle @ Wharf Chambers
Feb 3 @ 11:00 pm
Love Muscle @ Wharf Chambers

We’re back for our first party of 2018 with Homoelectric’s very own GINA BREEZE!

Gina started her career as a resident DJ at the infamous Leeds institution SpeedQueen and has been making moves ever since. Moving across to Manchester she’s held down several residencies across the city including at Joshua Brooks and more recently Manchester queer institution Homoelectric.

She’s a great producer with several hits under her belt including one of the best singles of last year Reckless out on her After Dark EP on Classic which for us has become a Love Muscle anthem.

Check out her sounds below:

As per all our events please if you haven’t already read our safer spaces policy below:

https://www.scribd.com/document/359002576/LM-Safer-Space-Policy

See you at Wharf.

TICKETS:

All tickets will be available from behind the bar at Wharf Chambers from Thursday 18th Jan and are £5. If you’re coming from out of Leeds (other cities not just Headingley) then drop us an email at lov3muscl3@outlook.com and we can sort something out.

Feb
4
Sun
West Yorkshire Queer Stories Presents: Section 28 1988-2018 @ Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
West Yorkshire Queer Stories Presents: Section 28 1988-2018 @ Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre

2018 is the 30th anniversary of the passing of the local government censorship law Section 28. How far have we come in achieving LGBTQ+ equality since 1988? How much progress has been made for young people and teachers in schools? Explore these questions, the objects which tell the story of the Section 28 protests and hear more from local LGBTQ+ activists of many ages.
Find out more about the West Yorkshire Queer Stories project and queer archiving methods.

TICKETS: Free, but booking is essential.
Please contact j.woods@mesmac.co.uk to book and/or find out how to join the West Yorkshire Queer Stories mailing list.

ACCESSIBILITY:
A large free car park, including disabled parking spaces, is situated opposite Kirkstall Abbey on Abbey Walk. More accessibility information can be found at:
www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/kirkstallabbey/Access-at-Kirkstall-Abbey.aspx

Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night @ Tipsy Bar
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night @ Tipsy Bar

PoetryLGBT started in January 2015 in Hackney, London

Come and enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers.

Up to 15 poets will each have 5 minutes to share their poems.

There are 3 five minute slots available for singers, rappers, comedians, dancers, musicians, burlesque, magicians, drag queens and drag kings.
Please contact us in advance if you would like to be added to the line up and you will be sent a confirmation message or take a chance and sign up on the night.

Tipsy Bar, 20 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney London N16 7XN

Feb
5
Mon
Loudest Whispers 2018 – Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL
Feb 5 – Apr 19 all-day
Loudest Whispers 2018 - Art Exhibition @ THE CONFERENCE CENTRE, ST PANCRAS HOSPITAL

Loudest Whispers 2018
Now in its 9th year, Loudest Whispers is an annual art exhibition which celebrates LGBT culture. 37 professional and amateur artists from Camden, Islington and across London present work that is a response to the 2018 LGBT History Month theme Geography: Mapping The World.
The Exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, except Bank Holidays.
Travel: bus 46/214 tube Mornington Crescent / Kings Cross
Keynote speeches include official opening by the Mayors of Camden and Islington.
Master of Ceremony Alex Green presents an exuberant, thought provoking musical entertainment with special guests and voices from the streets of London.
Most artworks are for sale with proceeds of sales going to registered charities: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Reg. No. 1082989) and Camden LGBT Forum (Reg. No. 1107855).

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

#DMUpride launch @ De Montfort University
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

To celebrate the launch of #DMUpride join us in the Campus Centre to hear about this year’s exciting programme of events and to collect your free T-shirt. Take the opportunity to view our LGBT gallery, hear from speakers focusing on a particular aspect of pride and what it means to them, and find out how DMU students are working with the Leicester LGBT Centre to reimagine their current premises.

Out and About in Birmingham @ Murray Learning Centre UG07
Feb 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Out and About in Birmingham @ Murray Learning Centre UG07 | England | United Kingdom

The 2018 theme for LGBT History Month is Geography. In this event, Cultural Geographer, Dr Phil Jones will explore what constitutes a queer space and how these spaces are evolving in response to legal, cultural and technological changes. Dr Nicki Ward will then Chair a panel discussion inviting recollections and experiences of the Gay Village in Birmingham and identifying distinctive features of the queer spaces in our City.

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.

Pottery Workshop – LGBT Special @ The Hive
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Hive is excited to host this special workshop led by Stephanie Kelly. You will make A5 size pottery postcards depicting your own interpretation of LGBT themes, inspired by the LGBT Historical Walking Map of Shrewsbury. Your creation will be yours to take home and/or could form part of a larger visual arts collection in the town.

The Soul of Wittgenstein @ Omnibus Theatre
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 27 @ 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

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
Bar Wotever 6th February! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feb 6 all-day
Bar Wotever 6th February! @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The legendary Bar Wotever, created in 2005, is one of the world’s longest running weekly queer performance events. Every Tuesday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, we welcome friends old and new to enjoy live music, cabaret, comedy, dance, spoken word, community news and whatever else tickles our fancy. Friendly, fun, inclusive, meaningful and truly spectacular. Doors at 7pm, show 8.30-10.30pm, DJs pre and post show, closes midnight! Different line ups each week. This weeks headliners are Shakona Fire and Kayla MacQuarrie.

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

Jamie Fletcher & Company and Contact: Dancing Bear @ Palace Theatre
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
Jamie Fletcher & Company and Contact: Dancing Bear @ Palace Theatre

World premiere of a stunning new musical at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, as part of the 10th anniversary of Queer Contact Festival.

Full of compassion, honesty and humour, Dancing Bear explores the struggle between faith, sexuality and gender identity.

A multi-talented cast (featuring Divina De Campo) deftly flip between catchy pop tunes and dramatic storytelling to create a feast for the heart and head.

Dancing Bear is a dizzying cabaret of contradictions: glamorous and unflinching, hilarious and heart-breaking, deeply personal and uplifting.

Post-show talks will be chaired by Jo Clifford (6 Feb) and Rebecca Root (7 Feb).

Book via http://bit.ly/DancingBearMCR or call 0844 871 7615.
For group bookings please call: 0333 009 5390

Part of Queer Contact Festival 2018, celebrating LGBT+ arts and culture in Greater Manchester. For more information go to: www.contactmcr.com/queercontact

NOTES

Suitable for over 16s (contains some full frontal nudity).
80 minutes plus post-show discussion.
Each show is BSL interpreted and audio described.
Touch tours are available to book prior to the show.
Post-show talk chaired by Jo Clifford (6 Feb) and Rebecca Root (7 Feb)

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

Off the Scene LGBT+ Social @ Mill Hill Chapel
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Off the Scene LGBT+ Social @ Mill Hill Chapel | England | United Kingdom

Monthly ‘dry’ drop-in, run by the LGBT+ Hub. Off the scene; friendly and sociable; under 18s welcome; refreshments provided

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.

Strikeback Kickboxing @ Leeds BMMA
Feb 6 @ 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Strikeback Kickboxing @ Leeds BMMA

Lee Matthews British Military Martial Arts Academy is proud to present an LGBT+ only class. LGBT+ classes focus on self-defence, fitness and the techniques involved within the kickboxing sport, aiming to help students work their way up to black bels. Students are taught by Steve, a qualified instructor who teaches different ages and abilities.

Feb
7
Wed
Queer Stories at the Museum @ Fitzwilliam Museum
Feb 7 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Queer Stories at the Museum @ Fitzwilliam Museum

With Dan Vo, V&A Coordinator LGBTQ Tours.

Dan Vo is a Victoria and Albert ambassador and founded the award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at the museum. He visits the Fitz to share stories found in both museum collections which explore gender and sexual identities through a selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer related objects. Included is a biography of former Fitz director Carl Winter, one of only three gay men who gave evidence to the Wolfenden Committee.

Admission is by token, one per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis from 12.45 on the day of the talk. Induction loop available.

Condom packing party for Yorkshire MESMAC @ The Bridge LGBT Bar
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Condom packing party for Yorkshire MESMAC @ The Bridge LGBT Bar

Those nifty little Safer Sex packs that are available in the LGBT+ bars in the city (unfortunately) don’t pack themselves into the convenient little packages that you can slip into your pockets on a night out. They require MESMAC little helpers to bring them together!

The Bridge Inn are teaming up with Yorkshire MESMAC to host a packing party, where you can drop in & stay for any amount of time you have spare, lend a hand with the packing whilst enjoying drinks and socialising while DJ Marky Mark spins the tunes.

Wheelchair accessible.

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

#DMUpride at the Phoenix: Tomboy (U) @ Phoenix Cinema
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm

Ten-year-old Laure moves to a new Paris neighbourhood with her family. Telling people her name is Mikael, she spends an exciting summer as a boy. Wonderfully heartfelt, uplifting and free of clichés, Celine Sciamma’s tender exploration of identity is made all the more memorable by Zoé Héran who is revelatory as Laure/Mikael, delivering an outstanding performance that made Tomboy one of the best films of 2011.

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

Pride Flag Quiz: Red @ Northen Monk Brew Co
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Pride Flag Quiz: Red @ Northen Monk Brew Co

Every week in february, A Tribe Called Quiz are having a pub quiz themed on the colours of the Pride flag, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. This week, the quiz will have a ‘Red’ theme – with LGBT+ questions incorporated in between.

Turnabout: The Story of Policing of Gay/Bisexual Men in England and Wales 1950-2010 @ Petersfield Library
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Turnabout: The Story of Policing of Gay/Bisexual Men in England and Wales 1950-2010 @ Petersfield Library | England | United Kingdom

Historian and former serving member of the Hampshire Constabulary, Dr Clifford Williams charts the complete turnabout in official police approaches to gay and bisexual men, as well as developments by LGBT officers and staff within the service.

Based on a number of sources, including memoirs and testimonies of police who worked on Vice Squad and police officers who identified/identify as gay or bisexual, his presentation provides a fascinating insight into this part of LGBT history in Hampshire.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 01730 267806
www.hants.gov.uk

Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre

Leeds’ only LGBT* inclusive badminton team, since 2016. Bad Mittens focus on providing a safe, friendly and sociable (rather than competitive) space and we’re joined weekly by a range of members of all ages, skill levels, genders and sexualities. New members always welcome. Bookings in advance via bit.ly/BadMittens (Meetup group) £4

Feb
8
Thu
#DMUpride in Conversation @ The Venue, De Montfort University
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This event explores the international situation of the LGBT community.

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.

Leeds Inclusive Sports Social @ Queens Court
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Leeds Inclusive Sports Social @ Queens Court | England | United Kingdom

Monthly social offering the opportunity to find out about local services supporting the LGBT+ Community. This special social will include reps from the various inclusive sports groups in the city, such as the Leeds Hunters RUFC and Yorkshire Terriers FC. Come along to find out more info or just for a social drink with others.
bit.ly/inclusivesportsfebsocial

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.

Leeds Frontrunners – Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leeds Frontrunners - Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

Strikeback Kickboxing Leeds @ Harehills Primary School
Feb 8 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Strikeback Kickboxing Leeds @ Harehills Primary School

Lee Matthews British Military Martial Arts Academy is proud to present an LGBT+ only class. LGBT+ classes focus on self-defence, fitness and the techniques involved within the kickboxing sport, aiming to help students work their way up to black bels. Students are taught by Steve, a qualified instructor who teaches different ages and abilities.

Soldiers in Love @ University Centre Shrewsbury
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Soldiers in Love @ University Centre Shrewsbury | England | United Kingdom

he Presentation is based on numerous love letters between two servicemen, one of whom, Gilbert, (who later became a Bombardier), was stationed at Park Hall Camp near Oswestry during WW2.

The letters, found in a trunk in Brighton, after Gilbert’s death in 2008, were purchased, on behalf of Oswestry Town Museum, over a period of time since 2013. Initially it seemed they were to Gilbert from a girlfriend, with the initial ‘G’. The letters date from 1938.

On transcribing the letters, it became clear that they were between two men: from Infantryman, Gordon to Gilbert. The letters are very eloquent. They reveal the way in which their love was constrained by the moral and legal circumstances of the day. The resolution of this story raises further routes of enquiry in California, where Gordon went to live in the 1950s.

Both the discovery of these very rare letters, the enquiries to confirm authenticity and the journey toward publishing a book have been hugely enriching to the museum’s collection of materials relating to WW2.

Feb
9
Fri
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Higher Education Seminar @ Edith Murphy House, De Montfort University
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This seminar will bring together three speakers from the higher education sector:
Dave Clarke, a Professor of Nursing and Chair of the LGBTQ Action Group at the University of Leicester, will explore the experience of gay, male, undergraduate nursing students and the Stonewall Inclusive Curriculum project which he led during his time at Cardiff University.
Dr Zowie Davy, a VC2020 and Senior Lecturer in LGBTQ Research at DMU, will present on the importance of facilitating LGBT medical, health and social care content in higher education teaching.
Chris Hall, DMU’s Head of Equality and Diversity, will discuss the impact of the transgender, gender-fluid and non-binary staff and student policy implemented by the university in November 2017.

Leeds City Council Staff Network Roadshow @ Knowsthorpe Way
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

These roadshow events are hosted by members of the Leeds City Council LGBT+ Staff Network & Allaince Project, providing information & resources on the project work currently being delivered by the network. These projects include those in conjunction with the Leeds LGBT+ Community Hub in making Leeds an LGBT+ Inclusive City, and Leeds City Council an LGBT+ Inclusive Employer (For LCC staff only).

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.

Beyond The Binary @ Lomography Gallery Soho
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Beyond The Binary @ Lomography Gallery Soho

February marks the 13th queer history month in the UK since it was instated in 2003 in the wake of the abolishment of section 28. Join us for the opening of the exhibition entitled: Beyond the Binary by photographers Geoff Brokate & Kaye Martindale. Beyond The Binary is a photographic series that concerns itself in the evolving role of gender and sexuality within culture. Geoff and Kaye sought out ‘non-conventional’ families that reconfigure our understanding of how a family is made up. Beyond the Binary offers a focused look at the ways in which the traditional family model has changed in the UK to encompass same-sex couples, non-binary partnerships and transgender families.
This very special opening will include Performances from the SPIT! Collective.
The group, made up of artist Carlos Motta, art writer John Arthur Peetz and choreographer & dancer Carlos Maria Romero. They reflect on gay politics and manifestos post 1960 in order to evoke questions about LGBTQUIA+ experience today.

There will be complimentary drinks. This event is free to the public. (We will be collecting donations for the UK’s first LGBTIQ+ Homeless/Crisis Shelter & Community Hub the outside project.)
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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

Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery | England | United Kingdom

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

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

My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library

“Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in a war zone and write about it so perfectly. Moving, fascinating and completely hilarious – it’s got it all, as has the man himself!’ Miranda Hart.
All as seen in the show of the number one best seller! How a West End cabaret star accidentally ended up in Iraq. Drying his pink ballet tights on the anti-blast wall, using his Kevlar helmet as a wash bag, ending up on the naughty tank…
Come find out more at this special event!

Quiz Night for LGBT+ History Month @ Brookes Sport Headington
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm
Quiz Night for LGBT+ History Month @ Brookes Sport Headington | United Kingdom

Amnesty International Oxford City Group and Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum invite you to join us for a fun-packed fundraising evening.

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution + After Party @ Showroom Cinema
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution + After Party @ Showroom Cinema | England | United Kingdom

What happens when the community you need is not the community you have? Tell yourself it exists over and over, make fan zines that fabricate hordes of queer punk revolutionaries, create subversive movies, and distribute those movies widely—and slowly, the community you’ve fabricated might become a real and radical heartbeat that spreads internationally. This is the story that Queercore tells, from the start of a pseudo-movement in the mid-1980s, intended to punk the punk scene, to the widespread rise of artists who used radical queer identity to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture.

Interviewees discuss homophobia, gender, feminism, AIDS, assimilation, sex, and, of course, art. The extensive participant list includes Bruce LaBruce, G.B. Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, John Waters, Justin Vivian Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Silas Howard, Pansy Division, Penny Arcade, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Deke Elash, Tom Jennings, Team Dresch, and many more. Encompassing a breadth of history and influence, Queercore ends with a glimpse towards Riot Grrl and artists like Peaches and The Gossip, who, inspired by queercore legacy, were next to take the stage.

Underscoring the interviews are clips from movies, zines, concerts, and actions iconic to the movement. As steeped in the radical queer, anti-capitalist, DIY, and give-no-fucks approach as queercore itself, the movie reveals the perspectives and experiences of bands, moviemakers, writers, and other outsiders, taking audiences inside the creation of the community—and art—so desperately needed by the same queers it encompassed.the start of a pseudo-movement in the mid-1980s, intended to punk the punk scene, to the widespread rise of artists who used radical queer identity to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture.
+ Friday Night After Party: Non-Conformist Thrust with DJ Anna Kissed

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
Leeds Frontrunners – Weekend Run @ Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park
Feb 10 all-day
Leeds Frontrunners - Weekend Run @ Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

OUTing The Past Cardiff – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History Month (UK) Official Event @ The Senedd
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
OUTing The Past  Cardiff - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &  Transgender History Month (UK) Official Event @ The Senedd | Wales | United Kingdom

Hosted by Jeremy Miles AM. Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund Wales.
A day of historical talks, discussions and entertainment about LGBT+ history. Come and
hear stories of coming out in the Valleys, the first lesbian newsletter, fighting the Spanish
Civil War, transitioning in the 60s, Britain’s anti-gay colonial legacy and how Section 28
(the last anti-gay law passed in Britain) affected Wales.Also featuring the Icons & Allies exhibition of Welsh LGBT+ trailblazers across history.
This event is free and open to all. Priority ticketing for seats available January. For details of talks and further information about the day, follow Pride Cymru on Facebook
and Twitter.

Programme

All talks are 20 minutes long with extra time for questions/changeovers. Where talks are labelled 1 & 2, they are in breakout rooms. All other talks are in the Neuadd (main foyer)

10:30 Open for welcome and viewing of Icons & Allies Exhibition

10:45 Opening remarks – Jeremy Miles AM

11:00 Prof. Jeffrey Weeks: Queer Boy From The Valleys; the 1950s and 60s life of a gay man born in the Rhondda who became a Gay Liberation Front activist, LGBT historian and writer.

11:30

1. Lauren Davies – The Use of Sodomy As A Political Smear in Medieval Times

2. Caroline Paige – Trans’ Atlantic Militaries – compares battles for trans people to serve in the UK & US military, divergent decisions and their impact on LGBTQ rights in general.

12:10

1. Helen Graham – Fighting the War, Breaking the Mould: a life of Bill Aalto, a gay writer who fought in Spain’s International Brigades

2. Kate Hutchinson – Sound and Vision: a look at the history of media portrayal and representation of the trans community, examining the power of positive role models but also the effect of negative stereotypes on public perceptions

12:45 Lunch break, exhibition, stalls

13:30 Keynote speech – Paul Dillane: Rainbow Refugees & Britain’s Anti-Gay Legacy

14:00

1. Jane Traies – How Arena 3 saved my life; the stories of women in the 1960s who met each other through the first lesbian newsletter in the UK

2. Carole Steele – Being Transgender in the early 1970s; the beginnings of activism and group support

14:40

1. Norena Shopland – The Welsh Sappho: an exploration of the life and relationships of Katherine Phillips, the 17th century Welsh poet and playwright

2. Rainer Schulze – From Auschwitz to the Cabaret Stages: the forgotten life of a Roma Holocaust survivor and transgender cabaret artist in post-war West Germany

15:20 Jane Hoy & Helen Sandler – ‘An Extraordinary Female Affection’ – The Life and Love of the Ladies of Llangollen: An intriguing pair of women brought back to life through letters, diaries, music – and sensational headlines.

16:00 Closing remarks.

Trip to see exhibition – Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity @ Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am
Trip to see exhibition - Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity @ Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Out2gether Worcestershire will be having an excursion up to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to see the free exhibition, ‘Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity’ on Saturday 10 Feb. We will catch the train 10.10 from Gt Malvern, 10.22 from Worcester Foregate St and meet up in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Museum at 11.30am for refreshments before seeing the exhibition.
See links below to find out more
http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/whats-on/coming-out-sexuality-gender-and-identity
https://m.facebook.com/Out2gether/

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

Leeds Hunters v Manchester Spartans – Round 3, Northern IGR Cup @ The Leodiensian Club
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Leeds Hunters v Manchester Spartans - Round 3, Northern IGR Cup @ The Leodiensian Club

Come and support the team!

We have a fully licensed bar, plus all the usual bar snacks and some hot food too.

The Leeds Hunters launched in November 2016 as the new inclusive rugby team for Yorkshire, based in Leeds. The team currently train every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning, and are usually attended by 20+ guys for each session. Training is at the rugby post in Roundhay Park, near to the Oakwood Clock tower. All gay, bisexual and straight men are welcome to join them.

If you are interested in playing, join the Leeds Hunters’ Facebook Page or support them by following their Twitter @TheLeedsHunters and Instagram @theleedshunters. It’s open to all ages and skill levels (including those new to the game) so just get in touch via Facebook to check the session is on.

LGBT History Month – Mystery History Talk & Workshop @ Stockport Central Library
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Rainbow Historian, Gill Rossini will share some of the previously undiscovered history of the LGBT community in Stockport, followed by a workshop.
Tea and Cake provided to fuel the audience.
Book on Eventbrite or drop in.

Expressing Sex: An Informal Workshop for Young People (16-25) @ M Shed Meeting Room, Bristol
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Expressing Sex: An Informal Workshop for Young People (16-25) @ M Shed Meeting Room, Bristol

Part of LGBT History Month Bristol, hosted by M Shed, organised by Outstories, Bristol

How did people in the past express their sexuality and gender? What can a photograph from the nineteenth century, scientific data from the 1900s, a statue from the ancient world, or a novel written by someone in the 1920s tell us about sexuality and gender in the past? How did people living decades and centuries ago make sense of their own “identities”? How do people today think and speak about sexuality and gender, and how might looking to history help us to express ourselves now?

Come and join historians, literary scholars and sexual health experts to explore objects, photos, memoirs, films and fiction, and find out more about the history of identity, gender, sexuality and science.

Everyone aged 16-25 is welcome, whether or not you identify as LGBT+.
For more information and to register your attendance for this workshop please contact: rethinkingsexology@exeter.ac.uk

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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Venue Information

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB

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

Working Girl (1988) @ Hyde Park Picture House
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Working Girl (1988) @ Hyde Park Picture House | England | United Kingdom

Alongside An Officer and a Gentleman, Working Girl was one of the fabulous 80s romances on the list of films which inspired God’s Own Country director Francis Lee. With power performances by Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver (not to mention good old Harrison as the love interest) Working Girl is a fun romance with a clear message about finding one self. It’s also got one of Joan Cusack’s greatest ‘best friend’ turns. What’s not to love?

DIRECTOR: Mike Nichols
DETAILS: US, 1988, 113mins, 15
STARRING: Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford
F-RATED: No
To see more about the F-Rating please visit http://f-rated.org

Every February the UK celebrates LGBT History Month and we like to curate a season of films to mark the occasion. This year we decided to use as a jumping off point one of our favourite love stories of 2017, God’s Own Country. God’s Own Country won great acclaim in 2017 on the festival circuit with awards at both Berlin and Sundance. It was also a firm favourite amongst everyone here at the Picture House. While the depth of the film’s narrative clearly struck a chord with many I think the key to its success was how well it captured love in glorious, messy, passionate, and tender technicolour. Consequently, it’s perhaps unsurprising that when we asked the Director of the film, Francis Lee, what films inspired his feature debut, he gave us a fabulous list of 80s romances, all big hair and washed denim, alongside some of the best in contemporary Queer British cinema. From this longlist we have selected My Beautiful Laundrette (1984) and Working Girl (1988) to play alongside Gods Own Country and two of our other explorations of romantic love, Call My By Your Name (2017) and Carol (2015). As a group the five will hopefully play off one another, reminding us that however scary the wider world may look when living in love everything is achievable.

Accessibility: Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair.

Soundtrack amplification through headset is available for all titles. Just ask a member of staff.

The Hyde Park Picture House will soon be undertaking major refurbishments. As part of this, we will be greatly improving access to the venue and will be reopening with non-gendered toilets. In the meantime, we appreciate the patience of our audience and fully support our audience using whichever toilet they feel most comfortable with.

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

HOMOSTASH presents the 12th official TUC LGBT History Month party for London, East & South East region @ Five Miles
Feb 10 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 11 @ 4:00 am
HOMOSTASH presents the 12th official TUC LGBT History Month party for London, East & South East region @ Five Miles | England | United Kingdom

Homostash has the honour to host the official party for the 12th annual London, South East and East region TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month UK. This year’s theme is celebrating EU LGBTIQ contributions in London, South East and East of England (and possible consequences of Brexit for the community) so we are bringing you a diverse mix of DJs, performers, speakers and artists who will make this an incredible one-off event you shouldn’t miss!

Chaka Khan’t will open the night with happy sounds, followed by resident DJ Tafkanik, Pavliné and Anahita Shamsaei who will play the finest tech house and techno & will culminate in a rave style party the Five Miles club is famous for!

The event will be hosted by Mark T Cox and Lulu Love who will be also one of the performers alongside Alexander Dodge Huber aka Pierre Rot and Michal. The official speakers will be Dr Maria Exall (TUC LGBT Committee Chair and Member of the TUC General Council) and Maurizio Tyke Rodorigo (Director of the Italian Trade Union Centre, London).

Alongside this event, we will premiere Nick Finegan’s short film on queer identities “Paradise Special”.

HousePLAY Launch Party @ The HiFi Club
Feb 10 @ 11:00 pm
HousePLAY Launch Party @ The HiFi Club

LGBT History Month Club Launch

HousePLAY is a new LGBT+ dance music night for those who seek liberation of any kind from those who would deny it. Inspired by Love Muscle – the pumping gay dance party in Leeds, along with many of the altruistic community run DIY parties that have sprung up these last few years; HousePLAY intends to combine all the best elements of these, providing the safest possible environment for the LGBT+ community and their allies to enjoy and explore themselves, whilst also giving a platform for LGBT+ performers to shine.

We’re a queer dance alliance, come and PLAY *

For the launch party – at the start of LGBTQ history month no less – we are going be treated to the finest quality dance music by the following selectors

NATALIA
TAMI
SAYANG
LE TEQUE

+ DRAG PERFORMERS

Safer Spaces Policy

Can be read in full from the link below. PLEASE take the few minutes to read and digest as it’s very important to your and others enjoyment and safety. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/59802565/houseplay-safer-spaces-agreement

Love and solidarity, Here and queer,

HousePLAY
xxx

Feb
11
Sun
LGBT History Month – The T @ Octagon Unitarian Chapel
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LGBT History Month - The T @ Octagon Unitarian Chapel

Our service this Sunday is led by Torry Glinwell.

It’s a celebration for LGBT History Month reflecting on the T; with stories, readings and personal reflections exploring the transgender experience from a variety of perspectives.

Our collection will be going to support the brilliant work done by the Norfolk LGBT+ Project.

We finish around 12 noon with refreshments.

A welcoming community of open hearts and minds who seek meaning, nourish the spirit, and engage with our diverse and changing world.

Call Me By Your Name (2017) & God’s Own Country (2017) – Double Bill @ Hyde Park Picture House
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm
Call Me By Your Name (2017) & God's Own Country (2017) - Double Bill @ Hyde Park Picture House

There are plenty of differences between Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country but as we present the pair here in a double bill we want to explore the key similarity, the ways in which both capture the agony and the ecstasy of young love. The first glances, the nuances of communication, the relationship to body and self. Never before have sun drenched Italy and the foggy Yorkshire Dales felt quite so indistinguishable.

Every February the UK celebrates LGBT History Month and we like to curate a season of films to mark the occasion. This year we decided to use as a jumping off point one of our favourite love stories of 2017, God’s Own Country. God’s Own Country won great acclaim in 2017 on the festival circuit with awards at both Berlin and Sundance. It was also a firm favourite amongst everyone here at the Picture House. While the depth of the film’s narrative clearly struck a chord with many I think the key to its success was how well it captured love in glorious, messy, passionate, and tender technicolour. Consequently, it’s perhaps unsurprising that when we asked the Director of the film, Francis Lee, what films inspired his feature debut, he gave us a fabulous list of 80s romances, all big hair and washed denim, alongside some of the best in contemporary Queer British cinema. From this longlist we have selected My Beautiful Laundrette (1984) and Working Girl (1988) to play alongside Gods Own Country and two of our other explorations of romantic love, Call My By Your Name (2017) and Carol (2015). As a group the five will hopefully play off one another, reminding us that however scary the wider world may look when living in love everything is achievable.

Accessibility: Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair.

Soundtrack amplification through headset is available for all titles. Just ask a member of staff.

The Hyde Park Picture House will soon be undertaking major refurbishments. As part of this, we will be greatly improving access to the venue and will be reopening with non-gendered toilets. In the meantime, we appreciate the patience of our audience and fully support our audience using whichever toilet they feel most comfortable with.

OurTribe Relaunch Celebration @ Augustine United Church
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
OurTribe Relaunch Celebration @ Augustine United Church | Scotland | United Kingdom

“Our Tribe” is the LGBTQI ministry at Augustine United Church. It is a joint ministry with the worldwide denomination of Metropolitan Community Churches. All LGBTQI folks are welcome – friends, family and allies.

“Our Tribe” recently consulted internally and externally about the spiritual and religious needs of the LGBTQI community. Feedback suggested that folks wanted “Our Tribe” to focus on worship, social activities and education. Folks preference was to meet in the church building on Sunday afternoons.

So we are delighted to invite you to The “Our Tribe” Re launch CELEBRATION SERVICE on Sunday 11th February 2018 at 3.30pm. (doors open at 3pm)

This will be at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 5EL.

We will also be celebrating LGBTQI History Month and you will have the chance to sing, hear community members coming out stories and share in communion. After the service refreshments will be shared.

The building is wheelchair accessible.
There is a loop system.
Changing Space is available.

This event is open to all and Family Friendly.

Q Space and NREC LGBT History Month Gig Fundraiser @ The Lab
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
Q Space and NREC LGBT History Month Gig Fundraiser @ The Lab | England | United Kingdom

On the first Sunday of the half term week, come share sounds, spoken word and love diversity. For LGBT History Month, the Northants Rights & Equality Council (NREC) and Q Space are teaming up to bring you a night of live music and spoken word.
Artists include Yellow Blues.

Entry is £3 and with proceeds being split between NREC and Q Space this fundraiser gig will support LGBTQ+ community and other equality, support hate incident victims and tackle discrimination.

Support us, support our work, support our causes.

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

Tom of Finland @ The Old Market Hall Cinema
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tom of Finland @ The Old Market Hall Cinema | England | United Kingdom

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution. Written by Helsinki-filmi

Feb
12
Mon
Art History and Queerness @ Attenborough Arts Centre
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm

A lecture detailing contributions to fine art by some notable and lesser-known gay, lesbian and transgender people. This will also cover changing themes in queer art from pre-legalisation, through the culture wars of 20th century and up to the present. Finishing with a long view of the issues surrounding the definitions of “queer” and its application in the arts. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Psychologist in the Pub: From the history of LGBTQ psychology to the psychology of LGBTQ history @ The Phoenix
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Psychologist in the Pub: From the history of LGBTQ psychology to the psychology of LGBTQ history @ The Phoenix | England | United Kingdom

We will be hosting our first Coventry Psychologist in the Pub of 2018 on 12th February at The Phoenix, 6.30pm for 7pm start. The event is free and open to everyone, no booking is required. Dr Adam Jowett will be presenting the following talk, ‘From the history of LGBTQ psychology to the psychology of LGBTQ history’.

‘To mark LGBT history month and the 20th anniversary year of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section (founded as the Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section), this talk will outline the recent history of LGBTQ psychology in the UK. The talk will also consider the potential of focusing on LGBTQ history as a topic of social psychological research. How do we construct narratives of LGBTQ history? What do such narratives tell us about our society today and how are they mobilised to serve certain political ends?’

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.

Gender, Sexuality and Ambiguity @ The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Gender, Sexuality and Ambiguity @ The Barber Institute of Fine Arts | England | United Kingdom

Free talks at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Back by popular demand!

Talks start at 11:30 and 13:15.

No booking required.

Leeds City Council Staff Network Roadshow @ John Charles Centre for Sport
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

These roadshow events are hosted by members of the Leeds City Council LGBT+ Staff Network & Alliance Project, providing information & resources on the project work currently being delivered by the network. These projects include those in conjunction with the Leeds LGBT+ Community Hub in making Leeds an LGBT+ Inclusive City, and Leeds City Council an LGBT+ Inclusive Employer. (For LCC staff only).

Bi Pride UK: a new movement for the bi community @ Attenborough Arts Centre
Feb 13 @ 4:30 pm

Bi Pride UK is a new organisation working to create new high-profile spaces for anyone who experiences attraction to more than one gender to celebrate their identities. Through engaging with and educating local Pride organisations across the country and creating our own dedicated annual Bi Pride event (with the first in March 2019), we address the existing exclusion often experienced by bi people in the UK in traditional Pride spaces. They’ll be giving a brief introduction to bi identities and the bi community in the UK, and you’ll get to hear more about what the Bi Pride UK team has been up to since founding the organisation in 2017, learn about the organisation’s plans, and see how you could get involved. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Leeds LGBT+ Community Hub @ Cosmopolitan Hotel
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Leeds LGBT+ Community Hub group is facilitated by Leeds City Council, and led by members of the community with various groups and individuals leading and participating on discussion topics affecting our community. The session starts with refreshments served in the function room as a networking opportunity with main discussions starting from 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate, however please respect that this is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans & non-binary safe space.

DMUtalks presents: Marching Forward, Rolling Back: President Trump and the Transgender Military Ban @ De Montfort University
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm

This lecture explores President Donald Trump’s attempted transgender military ban via a series of tweets last year. His attempt to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military was met by bewilderment by unprepared generals and a strong backlash from other quarters. The courts have ruled against the president for now, but the next decision on the matter is due in March 2018. These events offer an insight into transgender rights and wider LGBTQ issues in the US at a time when many people feel inclusivity is under
significant threat.

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.

Pride Screening + Special Guest Introduction @ The Ultimate Picture Palace
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Pride Screening + Special Guest Introduction @ The Ultimate Picture Palace

A one-off screening of the 2014 hit film Pride, with a special introductory talk by author Nicola Field, an original member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, whose story is told in the film.

Body Electric (15) @ Showroom Cinema
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm
Body Electric (15) @ Showroom Cinema

Elias is a handsome young deputy manager of a garment factory. When he’s not working, he enjoys casual encounters in the big city. The arrival of a young Fernando, on the production line, piques his interest and Elias finds himself increasingly drawn into socialising with unbridled passion with his work colleagues, against his bosses wishes.

The Love that dare not speak its name @ Wanstead Library
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Love that dare not speak its name @ Wanstead Library | England | United Kingdom

Join Nick Dobson for a brief history of gay literature featuring five of the greatest writers in the English Language including Oscar Wilde and E. M. Forster.

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.

Film Screening: The Circle (Der Kreis) @ Hackney Attic
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Film Screening: The Circle (Der Kreis) @ Hackney Attic | England | United Kingdom

Swiss docudrama, written and directed by Stefan Haupt, screening for LGBT History Month 2018, which has a theme of Geography: Mapping the World.

Zurich, 1956. The young shy teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organization DER KREIS (The Circle), whose publication unites the fragile yet vibrant post World War II gay community in Switzerland. Upon meeting cabaret singer and female impersonator Röbi Rapp, Ernst falls head over heels in love, and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and acceptance of his homosexuality. For Röbi, it is a relationship that proves to last a lifetime.

Featuring a unique blend of narrative and documentary formats with the modern day protagonists commenting on the scripted sequences of the film, THE CIRCLE deftly charts the increasing repression against homosexuals in Zurich as the two young and very different men fight for their love, and, together with their friends, for the rights of gays.

This is an informal screening in our Attic Events Bar, there will be table seating and you are free to get up, wander around and enjoy a drink throughout the film.

Tickets £6

Salop Assizes 1949 @ Wellington Library
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Salop Assizes 1949 @ Wellington Library | Wellington | England | United Kingdom

Over several years he researched a story about the arrests of gay men in Shrewsbury in 1949 and first made a Presentation of what he had found, at the Shrewsbury hub of the National LGBT History Festival in February 2017. He is not a Historian and makes no claims of academic ability; he just enjoys uncovering this story.

Salop Assizes: 1949; is the outcome of:

a) ongoing research, starting from local newspaper reports made in June 1949, about Shropshire men charged with gross indecency. (On June 23rd, 1949, four men from Shrewsbury and two men from Donnington were sentenced to prison terms, at Salop Assizes).

b) contemporary interviews/conversations with people living in Shropshire who knew that generation.

c) research into the extent to which gay men were prosecuted across the UK for gross indecency in the post WW2 period until recent times.

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
Fritha Jenkins and Edna Lumb: Aggregate @ Leeds Art University
Feb 14 – Mar 30 all-day

The exhibition will entail an experimental curation of Lumb and Jenkins with a focus on feminist geologies and their articulation in the post-industrial North of England. It will feature a series of ‘anchor’ points for public engagement culminating in a summit event on 22 February featuring a performance by Jenkins.
The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with LGBT History Month, engaging our Creative Queers Society. Jenkins identifies as a queer artist, and this will enable Lumb’s relationship with science writer Angela Croome to be brought into the discussion. Croome and Lumb were interested in an industrial aesthetic which was completely pioneering in terms of their gender and sexuality. This exhibition aims to celebrate and reflect on their contributions to mid-twentieth century art and scientific history.

Must see performance by Fritha Jenkins on 22 February! See more Leeds Arts University events at www.leedsartsunion.org.uk

LGBT+ Conference and Info Day @ The Riverfront
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am
LGBT+ Conference and Info Day @ The Riverfront | Wales | United Kingdom

We are hosting Newport City’s second annual LGBT+ conference and information day. #NCLGBT18

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rainbow-newport-lgbt-conference-18-tickets-40984051401

From educational workshops to discussion panels, we have a jammed pack day full of information, advice, support, and guidance to help you and help support family, friends, and colleagues who identify as LGBT+

LGBTQI Migrant & Travelling Communities Perspectives: The Rainbow Pilgrims Symposium @ Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe Campus
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
LGBTQI Migrant & Travelling Communities Perspectives: The Rainbow Pilgrims Symposium @ Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe Campus | England | United Kingdom

This Symposium is to set a platform for dialogue across communities and sector, to meet and share experiences around issues of migration, identity and faith, in the UK and beyond.
Line-up includes: UKLGIG (The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group); Stonewall; Peter Tatchell Foundation; SOGICA; GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) stories; 3FaithsForum; House Of Rainbow; Hidayah LGBT Muslims; Progressive Rabbis & Humanists.

The day will include panels, presentations, talks, pop-exhibitions, artwork, and multi-media. Lunch is included.

The event is accessible and open to all. Easy & affordable train travel

Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a landmark oral history and archive project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and proudly hosted by Liberal Judaism.

Touchstone LGBT History Month Pop Up Leadership Masterclass @ Hillside, Beeston Road, Leeds LS11 8ND
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A Q&A with free curry lunch with a panel of 4 people from the LGBT communities who will share their life stories and their experience of living an authentic life in Leeds.

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

Soldiers in Love @ Oswestry Library
Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Soldiers in Love @ Oswestry Library | England | United Kingdom

The Presentation is based on numerous love letters between two servicemen, one of whom, Gilbert, (who later became a Bombardier), was stationed at Park Hall Camp near Oswestry during WW2.

The letters, found in a trunk in Brighton, after Gilbert’s death in 2008, were purchased, on behalf of Oswestry Town Museum, over a period of time since 2013. Initially it seemed they were to Gilbert from a girlfriend, with the initial ‘G’. The letters date from 1938.

On transcribing the letters, it became clear that they were between two men: from Infantryman, Gordon to Gilbert. The letters are very eloquent. They reveal the way in which their love was constrained by the moral and legal circumstances of the day. The resolution of this story raises further routes of enquiry in California, where Gordon went to live in the 1950s.

Both the discovery of these very rare letters, the enquiries to confirm authenticity and the journey toward publishing a book have been hugely enriching to the museum’s collection of materials relating to WW2.

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.

LGBT Britain Film Afternoon @ Perton Library
Feb 14 @ 1:15 pm
LGBT Britain Film Afternoon @ Perton Library | England | United Kingdom

Join us at Perton Library for an afternoon showing of “Britian on Film: LGBT Britain”. The film starts at 1.15pm, lasting about 85 minutes, and attendance is free- just turn up!

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of this Britain on Film on Tour programme. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection includes a 1925 film on ‘Cutie Cattaro’, a boxer more interested in flirting than fighting and a drag queen, ‘Percy’ competing for a prize in 1909. Exploring the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the films cover early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences; the formation of the Gay Black Group, an early instance of intersectional thinking; and the 1980 fight for transgender rights in the European Court.
It’s a moving and fascinating collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.

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

Brief Encounter and the Noel Coward Archive @ Cadbury Research Library, Muirhead Tower
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Brief Encounter and the Noel Coward Archive @ Cadbury Research Library, Muirhead Tower

Brief Encounter, Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard
Noël Coward wrote a play about an affair…written with such empathy, such observation, and such tender agony. This man knew what he was writing about. Imagine being gay in the 1930s and you begin to understand ‘Brief Encounter’ (Emma Rice). Celebrate LGBT History Month and enjoy popcorn, snacks and a glass of something while watching the film.

Bona! A History of Polari @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bona! A History of Polari @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library

Troll along to Central Library and join Ian Nipper as he tells us about the origins of this secret gay language and how it has fed into popular culture.

Free event but booking is necessary: ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

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

Straight Young British Men: Kissing, Cuddling and Loving Each Other @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Straight Young British Men: Kissing, Cuddling and Loving Each Other @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre

With Professor Eric Anderson, Professor of Masculinities, Sexualities and Sport at the University of Winchester

This talk, led by Basingstoke resident Professor Eric Anderson, will examine how declining homophobia has lead to a total redevelopment of what it means to be masculine for college and university students today.

Using research data drawn from 16-22 year old heterosexual (straight) British males, Dr Anderson highlights that, in addition to homophobia being socially unacceptable, young straight men are kissing, cuddling and loving each other. He shows that old binaries of ‘straight and gay’ no longer work for males of this generation and that once taboo sexual practices are no longer stigmatized.

Dr Eric Anderson degrees in health, psychology and sociology and has published sixteen books and 70 articles. His often controversial research is regularly featured in international television, print and digital media.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 01256 478670
www.hants.gov.uk/shop

Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm
Film Night: LGBT Britain @ Gants Hill Library | England | United Kingdom

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of our film night. Come along and view a moving and fascinating collection of films spanning 1909 to 1994. The films document a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and charts the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board throughout a time of explosive social change.
Featuring some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection begins with a 1909 film featuring a drag queen competing for a prize, while later films explore the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences, and the fight for transgender rights in the European Court. It’s a wonderful collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.
Film collection supplied by the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) a registered charity bringing non-commercial films to audiences who may not normally have access to them. In collaboration with the British Film Institute they have launched Britain on Film on Tour – a brand new series of archive film programmes featuring extraordinary treasures from archives across the UK, available to the British public for the first time.
Please note: the programme contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect audience members with photosensitive epilepsy.
Free. Just turn up. Popcorn will be provided.
Information: Contact Rhonda on 020 8708 2409 or email rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.org.uk.

For the Love of Gaming Social @ Firebug
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm

Spend this Valentine’s evening chilling out at the Firebug for some friendly competitive fun with board games and retro video gaming. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

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.

Pride Flag Quiz: Orange/Yellow @ Northern Monk Brew Co
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Pride Flag Quiz: Orange/Yellow @ Northern Monk Brew Co | England | United Kingdom

Every week in February, A Tribe Called Quiz are having a pub quiz themed on the colours of the Pride flag, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. This week, the quiz will have an Orange/Yellow theme with LGBT+ questions in between.

Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre

Leeds’ only LGBT* inclusive badminton team, since 2016. Bad Mittens focus on providing a safe, friendly and sociable (rather than competitive) space and we’re joined weekly by a range of members of all ages, skill levels, genders and sexualities. New members always welcome.

Bookings in advance via bit.ly/BadMittens (Meetup group) £4

VALENTINE’S SPECIAL – My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) @ Hyde Park Picture House
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm
VALENTINE'S SPECIAL - My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) @ Hyde Park Picture House

Stephen Frears delightfully transgressive love story, My Beautiful Laundrette, is also a work of social realism that dared to address racism, homophobia and socio political marginalization in Thatcher’s England.

30 years after it’s original release this culture clash comedy about a young Pakistani man who opens an upscale laundromat in South London aided by an old friend, has lost none of it’s original subversive or it’s romantic energy.

DIRECTOR: Stephen Frears
DETAILS: UK, 1985, 97mins, 15
STARRING: Daniel Day-Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey, Gordon Warnecke
F-RATED: No

To see more about the F-Rating please visit http://f-rated.org/

Every February the UK celebrates LGBT History Month and we like to curate a season of films to mark the occasion. This year we decided to use as a jumping off point one of our favourite love stories of 2017, God’s Own Country. God’s Own Country won great acclaim in 2017 on the festival circuit with awards at both Berlin and Sundance. It was also a firm favourite amongst everyone here at the Picture House. While the depth of the film’s narrative clearly struck a chord with many I think the key to its success was how well it captured love in glorious, messy, passionate, and tender technicolour. Consequently, it’s perhaps unsurprising that when we asked the Director of the film, Francis Lee, what films inspired his feature debut, he gave us a fabulous list of 80s romances, all big hair and washed denim, alongside some of the best in contemporary Queer British cinema. From this longlist we have selected My Beautiful Laundrette (1984) and Working Girl (1988) to play alongside Gods Own Country and two of our other explorations of romantic love, Call My By Your Name (2017) and Carol (2015). As a group the five will hopefully play off one another, reminding us that however scary the wider world may look when living in love everything is achievable.

Accessibility: Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair.

Soundtrack amplification through headset is available for all titles. Just ask a member of staff.

The Hyde Park Picture House will soon be undertaking major refurbishments. As part of this, we will be greatly improving access to the venue and will be reopening with non-gendered toilets. In the meantime, we appreciate the patience of our audience and fully support our audience using whichever toilet they feel most comfortable with.

Feb
15
Thu
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:00 pm
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)

Celebrating LGBT History Month this exhibition on the history of local LGBTQ+ people and communities delves into the Southwark Archives to uncover a world of queer culture and forgotten stories.

Looking back to the 18th and 19th century we discover key Trans histories in the stories of ‘female husbands’ like James Allen who was born a woman but spent his life living as a man with his wife in Bermondsey. In the gorgeous 1930s photographs of Tooley Street lad Ralph Hall we see a life of domestic happiness with his lover Monty and their love letters written when Ralph was posted off to war.

Into the 1960s we enter a time of glorious pub drag culture followed by the emergence of the gay disco scene pioneered by DJ Tricky Dicky in 1970s Camberwell as well as saucy drag shows and boozy dancing at the fabulous Ship & Whale.

Moving into the 80s, through the amazing work of forgotten local groups like the Southwark Sappho Sisters, Peckham Black Women’s Centre Lesbians, Gay Men In Southwark and the Black Gay & Lesbian Centre we come to understand how Southwark’s LGBTQ+ community confronted key issues of the time, campaigning against Section 28 and fighting for rights that were finally realised in the 1990s and 2000s.

The exhibition has been curated by Chris Scales (Heritage Officer, Southwark Council) with production support from Rina Mushonga. Supported by Southwark LGBT Network.

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!

Pride film screening (followed by panel discussion) @ Muirhead Tower G15
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pride film screening (followed by panel discussion) @ Muirhead Tower G15

The extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership. This award winning film is set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners.

Belfast, NI. Screening of Pride + Q&A with Dai Donovan @ Queen's Film Theatre
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
Belfast, NI. Screening of Pride + Q&A with Dai Donovan @ Queen's Film Theatre | Northern Ireland | United Kingdom

David Donovan is Wales Negotiations Officer for BECTU Sector of Prospect. Dai grew up in a mining community in South Wales, and worked in the coal industry until the miners’ strike of 1984/85. Following this, Dai studied History at Ruskin College and Swansea University and went on to work with the Media Union ACTT as a National Officer, were he has represented workers in the Broadcasting and Film Sector since 1991. He continues to work for the BECTU, Sector of Prospect, using his position to advise and represent those in the sector at risk of exploitation in the workplace. Whilst working out of the unions office in Cardiff, Dai still lives in the mining community he grew up in, and is content to live amongst those who have shared his experience and his values.

Discount available for Prospect & BECTU members

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).

VIP Reception for the Launch of the (online) Exhibition ‘Rainbow Pilgrims’ @ Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VIP Reception for the Launch of the (online) Exhibition  'Rainbow Pilgrims' @ Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide | England | United Kingdom

The Reception for the Launch of the Rainbow Pilgrims (online) Exhibition
‘Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain’.

Be one of our VIP guests and snatch up an exclusive invitation to our reception – this is due to venue restrictions an invite only event and only a few tickets will be released publicly for LGBT History Month friends.

Enjoy speeches, screenings, schmooze & BAREFOOT wine tasting.

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.

#DMUpride at the Phoenix: Tongues Untied (18) @ Phoenix Cinema
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm

A seminal documentary on Black gay life, presented in partnership with the Institute of
Contemporary Arts’ Artists’ Film Club. Directed by Emmy award-winning Marlon T Riggs, Tongues Untied uses poetry, personal testimony, rap and performance to describe the homophobia and racism facing Black gay men.

Leeds Frontrunners – Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leeds Frontrunners - Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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.

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things screening @ John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things screening @ John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre | United Kingdom

Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club and Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum are screening TWO SOFT THINGS, TWO HARD THINGS to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

“As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBT Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.”

The Documentary Club screens documentaries made by independent film makers addressing a wide range of cultural, political and social issues. This is intended to broaden the perspectives of Brookes students and to engage with the broader community beyond OBU.

Strikeback Kickboxing Leeds @ Leeds BMMA
Feb 15 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Strikeback Kickboxing Leeds @ Leeds BMMA

Lee Matthews British Military Martial Arts Academy is proud to present an LGBT+ only class. LGBT+ classes focus on self-defence, fitness and the techniques involved within the kickboxing sport, aiming to help students work their way up to black belts. Students are taught by Steve, a qualified instructor who teaches different ages and abilities.

All About My Mother (1999) @ Howard Assembly Rooms
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm

“All About my Mother is about love, parenthood, friendship and identity, about acting roles, and re-creating oneself from scratch.
Almodovar’s most tender and affecting film is a portrait of Manuela, a hard-working single mother whose 17 year old son dies suddenly.
Manuela is beside herself with grief and decides to return to Barcelona to tell the boy’s transgender father Lola about the death of the son she never knew she had.

Screened to complement Opera North’s Don Giovanni and as part of LGBT history month.

Tickets £5 available from the Opera North box office; or book online at https://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/all-about-my-mother

Britain on Film: LGBT Britain @ Winchester Discovery Centre
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm

Britain in FIlm: LGBT Britain tells the inspiring stories of queer life in the UK throughout the 20th century. From early innuendo-laden silent shorts to the busy streets of London’s Pride, this oollection reveals a century of explosive social change. Celebrate the courageous activism and lives that have shaped modern Britain.

Call Me By Your Name @ Kinoculture - Oswestry Community Cinema
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Call Me By Your Name @ Kinoculture - Oswestry Community Cinema

It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Little Reliance Cinema – Desert Hearts @ The Reliance
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Little Reliance Cinema - Desert Hearts @ The Reliance

We’re celebrating LGBT History Month with a landmark film in the history of gay cinema, Donna Deitch’s 1985 debut feature Desert Hearts.

Based on Jane Rule’s 1964 novel Desert of the Heart, Deitch’s adaptation tells the story of Professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) who comes to stay at a guest ranch in Reno, Nevada, in order to process her divorce. Here she meets and falls for free-spirited artist Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau). Set against a majestic desert landscape, the film was groundbreaking in its positive portrayal of romance between two women.

Deitch said: ‘At the time I bought the rights to the book, there hadn’t been a film about a relationship between two women that hadn’t ended in suicide […] or in a bisexual triangle. I wanted to make just a love story, like any other love story between a man and a woman, handled in a frank and real way.’

What better way to continue the Valentine’s Day vibes than with this heartfelt romance and beautifully evocative portrait of 1950s America, set to a perfect soundtrack of Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Jonny Cash and Gene Vincent.

Donna Deitch // US // 1985 // 96 mins // Certificate 18

Accessibility: The cinema room is at the back of the restaurant, which is up four steps. There is an accessible toilet on ground level.

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

Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 16 all-day
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

LGBT Restorative Circle @ The PHIL STARR PAVILION
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm
LGBT Restorative Circle @ The PHIL STARR PAVILION | England | United Kingdom

Brighton & Hove aims to be a ‘Restorative City’ and is committed to meeting the needs of those harmed by crime and conflict, by ensuring safe, secure and effective restorative practices are embedded throughout the city. Brighton & Hove’s Partnership Community Safety Team continually seeks to reduce barriers that our diverse communities may experience in reporting harassment or hate crime.

The Restorative Justice Council defines restorative practices as a range of various methods of bringing those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

The Team will be offering a ‘restorative circle’ workshop for LGBTQ people to share their personal experiences of the internal and external barriers that they may have to reporting harassment or crime. The intention is to offer a fair and equal space for people to speak as openly as they wish about these barriers with the intention of raising awareness for the Team to address these barriers where possible.

The workshop will be facilitated by the team with support from the LGBT Community Safety Forum.

An hour & 15 minutes duration.

Only 12 spaces per session

The B Right On LGBT Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month, is organised by the Volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.

Wilde Ransomed @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wilde Ransomed @ Room 700, Leeds Central Library

Anne Gaelan, from the Arthur Ransome Society, talks about how Arthur Ransome saved the legend that was Wilde and unlocked the door to a new understanding of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas.

The talk also includes the showing of two short films ‘The Genius and the Rebel’ and ‘Wilde-Douglas.’

Free event but booking required: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Basildon LGBTQI+ History Month event @ Colors Nighclub
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Basildon LGBTQI+ History Month event @ Colors Nighclub

A FREE event that explores the theme of geography and what that means for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex people living, working and visiting Basildon. It promotes the freedom to be who you are.

6.00pm REFRESHMENTS

6.30pm Welcome and introductions

6.35pm Award winning film ‘In a Heartbeat’: Ringling College of Art & Design produced by Beth David and Esteban Bravo

6.40pm Welcome by Councillor Andrew Gordon, Vice Chairman of Housing & Communities Committee

6.45pm Equality is coming around (LGBT Civils Rights) by Sean Chapin

6.50 pm Natalie Cook Singer

7.15pm Councillor David Burton-Sampson: Putting Basildon on the map and personal reflections

7.30pm FOOD BREAK

8.15pm Brazilian Rhythms by Taste of Brasil

8.45pm Gina Denham, Director Transpire: Mapping out worldwide Trans discrimination and positioning Basildon Trans equality in Essex.

9.00pm They/Them, a gender non-binary short documentary by Sarah Murphy

9.15pm LGBTQi + Quiz 

9.30pm Colors Club, dance the night away

LGBTQ Love Late @ Greenwich Heritage Centre
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
LGBTQ Love Late @ Greenwich Heritage Centre

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust welcomes you to join us in marking LGBT History Month this February.

On the night you can expect free fizz on arrival, a wig making competition station, cocktails, and an exclusive performance from Grace Shush, when asked to describe the performance, Grace replied: ‘She is beauty, she is grace, she’s a hyper bearded Adele.’

You do not want to miss this.

The night will be themed around 1950s and 1960s, dressing accordingly is not required, but you might be rewarded for it.

LGBTQ Love Late will be photographed by our in-house photographer, please let a member of staff know on the night if you do not wish to be photographed.

This night is in honour of the LGBTQ community and looks particularly at the history in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. With support from the Metro Charity, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust is proud to present a night of celebration.

Tickets £9.50 | Free fizz on arrival | Free canapes | Cocktails, mocktails and beer on pay bar

Being Stigmatised @ Waterlooville Library
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Being Stigmatised @ Waterlooville Library | England | United Kingdom

Society and the law has changed so why do we need to discuss stigma and discrimination? Is it to question or to educate? What happens if the stigma turns into discrimination? Who can I turn to?

Tom Armstrong-Collett, Chair of Kroma, discusses issues facing those in the LGBT Community in this presentation for LGBT History Month.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 023 9225 26008
www.hants.gov.uk/shop

Yorkshire Relish – Dining Club @ Koibito
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Yorkshire Relish  - Dining Club @ Koibito

Yorkshire Relish is a Leeds-based LGBT+ inclusive dining group, which meets regularly at various city centre restaurants. We’re excited to be visiting Koibito for the first time, which is Leeds’ premiere Japanese restaurant where we will be served a banquet of dishes to enjoy. New members are always welcome.

Details and bookings: www.yorkshirerelishdining.co.uk

Tom of Finland (18) + After Party @ Showroom Cinema
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm
Tom of Finland (18) + After Party @ Showroom Cinema

fascinating and fitting tribute to a true subversive gay hero – but who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows the life of artist, Touko Laaksonen from the trenches of WWII and repressive 1950s’ society, through the struggle to finally get his work published amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. A beacon to finding refuge and liberation through art – Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY: Drawing Attention with. qween of swords

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Identity in Motion: A smart-phone-app-storytelling WORKSHOP (for LGBTQI+ BAMER young people) @ Islington Museum
Feb 17 all-day
Identity in Motion: A smart-phone-app-storytelling WORKSHOP (for LGBTQI+ BAMER young people) @ Islington Museum

Rainbow Pilgrims ‘Young People’s programme’ presents:
Identity in Motion – A Workshop facilitated by Vijay Patel

Learn how to create a quick and easy stop motion animation using cut-outs, photographs and more!
What makes you who you are? What people, experiences and places have shaped you? We will discuss these themes and give you the opportunity to create an animated story. You’ll have the chance to discover various stop motion animation techniques. There will be lots of visual materials to hand for creating your own story board and capturing your animation stills. Using the ‘Stop-Motion Movie Creator” smartphone app you’ll be able to create and publish your own short film.

Please note: it is advisable for participants to have their own smartphone to work with, or attend with someone who is able to share their device.

This workshop has a limited number of places, and is aimed at young people aged 14-25 – QTPoC; LGBTQI+ BAME & other minority backgrounds including faith, migrant, refugee/asylum seeker or LGBTQI+ GRT (Gypsy Roma Traveller) communities;
Conditions apply for safeguarding reasons, pls enquire with organiser before signing up.

Participants are invited to donate drafts/a copy of their work to the Rainbow Pilgrims archive collection (optional).

A Rainbow Pilgrims multi-media pop-up display can be found at the Islington Museum from 17 February 2018 for LGBT History Month.

Check out our full #LGBTHM18 programme

https://www.rainbowpilgrims.com/event/lgbt-history-month-2018-programme/

Leeds Frontrunners – Weekend Run @ Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Leeds Frontrunners - Weekend Run @ Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

Drag Queen Storytime! @ Leeds Central Library
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drag Queen Storytime! @ Leeds Central Library

Join us in the Children’s Library for a fun filled time with The Witch Blair, packed with stories, songs and games. For all age groups and families.

OUTing The Past National Festival of LGBT History at The Higgins Bedford @ The Higgins Bedford
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
OUTing The Past National Festival of LGBT History at The Higgins Bedford @ The Higgins Bedford | England | United Kingdom

Programme for OUTing The Past National Festival of LGBT History at The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford is proud to be joining London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Belfast as a hub venue for the National Festival of LGBT History in 2018. On Saturday 17th February the art gallery and museum will host a day of free talks and workshops. Visitors can drop in between 11.15am and 4.30pm to discover hidden histories and stories from LGBT communities in Bedfordshire and beyond.
Tony Fenwick CEO of School’s Out UK, an organisation that works towards equality for LGBT people in schools and education, will begin the day with two workshops. The first of these is aimed at teachers and educators and looks at how to make your school a safe, welcoming and inclusive space. The second takes a broader look at why equality matters and other issues facing LGBT communities in education.
The day’s talks begin at 1.30pm when Mark Hignett is presenting the story told through hundreds of love letters between two soldiers during World War Two. At 2pm Alison Child then tells the story of Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney who were popular performers and household names during the 1920s. The talk includes recordings, photographs and video footage from their unique act.
At. 2.30pm Paul Dillane, Executive Director for the Kaleidoscope Trust, and previously head of the UK Gay and Lesbian Immigration Group, talks about the criminalisation and persecution of LGBT people across the globe and how this relates to the Commonwealth and Britian’s colonial past.
At 3pm British filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall introduces his film ‘we have been rather invaded: 30 years since section 28’. The film looks at the moment on 23rd May 1988 when four lesbian protesters interrupted the 6 O’clock News causing Sue Lawley to say ‘we have been rather invaded’ as she continued to read the news.
At 3.30pm Janet Green, author of Rebel Without a Clue – a Memoir recalls her own experiences of lesbian clubbing in the late 1960s. To finish the day at 4pm Dan Vo, coordinator of the award-winning LGBTQ tours at the V&A introduces the work of Peter Travis AM, gay designer and ceramicist who is possibly best remembered for his 1961 design for Speedo, nicknamed the ‘budgie smuggler’.
We look forward to welcoming you on our inaugural OUTing the Past National Festival LGBT history day and hope you enjoy the workshops, talks, displays, and activities. Please see our website for further information.

“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.

God’s Own Country – free screening @ Todmorden Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm
God's Own Country - free screening @ Todmorden Library

Accessible building (wheelchair access from side entrance), accessible toilet.

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

Britain on Film on Tour: LGBT Britain @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
Britain on Film on Tour: LGBT Britain @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre | England | United Kingdom

A Film Screening

With films spanning 1909 to 1994, LGBT Britain documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board.

Members of local support groups – and refreshments – will be available after the screening for anyone who wishes to discuss any of the issues raised.

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Places available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Keep Calm & Carry On: A Chaplain’s Tale @ Farnborough Library
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Keep Calm & Carry On: A Chaplain’s Tale @ Farnborough Library | England | United Kingdom

Pat Aldred joined the army in 1998 after completing 2 years as a Methodist Minister in Nottingham. After commissioning into the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department, he served with the Infantry and completed Operational tours in Kosovo, Bosnia and Iraq.

In 2007, whilst on duty in Germany, he met his partner and entered into a civil partnership. He made history by becoming the first Army Chaplain to do so. In 2008, Pat became the LGBT lead for the army and, is currently, an LGBT Champion for the army.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 01252 516458
www.hants.gov.uk/shop

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

Wizard of Aus: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My! @ The Higgins Beford
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wizard of Aus: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My! @ The Higgins Beford

Discover the art of Peter Travis AM, gay designer and ceramicist. Travis was the first Australian artist to have work purchased by the V&A, and his brightly coloured giant kites, dubbed “aerial sculptures”, once hung proudly in the museum. Also a respected designer, Travis is probably best remembered for his revolutionary design for Speedo in 1961: his swimming briefs which became an Australian icon, nicknamed the budgie smuggler. Join Dan Vo, coordinator of the award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at the V&A, as he pays tribute to an inspirational man and a beloved teacher of art and design.

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