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 17 @ 7:45 pm – Feb 4 @ 7:45 pm The Jack Studio Theatre
Australia. Melbourne. 1976. Tim catches a glimpse of handsome school mate and captain of the football team, John. Their first kiss is an exciting game. Their 15 years of life together a constant battle against discrimination, separation and temptation, all set against the pivotal events that define the era they live in. But there is an enemy present that no ...
Jan 23 – Feb 17 all-day The Glass Tank
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, of French photographer Claude Cahun’s elusive self-portraits. Claude Cahun (1894-1954) is best known for her original and enigmatic photographic self-portraits. Decades ahead of its time, her work played with perceived gender roles and identity, concerns that are still as current and pertinent in today’s world as ever. Beneath This Mask is drawn ...
Jan 31 – Feb 16 all-day Paisley Museum
Photographer Ian Passmore documents his life in Paisley as a gay man at a time when the expression of homosexual love was illegal.
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm Islington Museum
This exhibition takes a look at some of Islington’s LGBT+ heritage through the organisations, people and places where history was made. Over the next two years we aim to collect, archive and explore Islington’s important LGBT+ heritage. Closed Wednesday and Sunday
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Hertford Theatre Gallery
Niranjan Kamatkar is an established filmmaker and artist who delivers art projects and services that profile the culture, identities and issues for marginalized communities. In showing his unique work he looks to meet and establish dialogues with new and experienced local artists. Artist’s Statement: As a gay man of South Asian origin in the UK, the work has travelled along ...
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm The Albany
‘Ridiculously sexy’ Gay Times Combining dance, drama and the club sounds of the 1980s, We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary tells an uplifting story of the power of gay friendship and the enduring importance of queer spaces. Disenchanted by the London gay disco scene of 1981, two best friends build their own underground club where devotees can escape the ...
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day The Wardrobe Theatre
Calling all Bristol Queers, Non Binary, LGBTQIAA peeps! Bar Wotever is doing three (different) shows in one venue over three nights! Bar Wotever is The World’s Longest Running Queer Weekly night with it’s home at Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London. Now we vistit Bristol! Join us! It’s Show, It’s Drag and It’s Gender Politics. It’s creating a space for a ...
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Camden and Islington
2017 celebrates 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in the UK for those aged 21 and over. But how many of us know how this came about? What about the years that followed 1967: was it rosy for us all? With so much to achieve for our diverse communities in the next 50 years a solid ...
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day University of Dundee
Why not celebrate LGBT History month with our photo competition? Simply post your #dundeerainbows themed pictures to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag, and be in with a chance of winning. More information at uod.ac.uk/2krK23x
Feb 1 – Apr 30 all-day LSE Library
LSE Library’s spring exhibition Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Before that, homosexuality was a criminal offence. With the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, homosexuality in private was decriminalised, ...
Feb 1 – Apr 21 all-day Derbyshire Record Office
An exhibition marking the launch of a project to explore the history of sexuality and sexual identity in and around Derbyshire.
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Surrey History Centre
A small display on this year’s theme Citizenship and Law, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967). You can also discover Surrey’s historic links with LGBT crime and punishment and more about the work of Surrey Heritage.
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Hackney Museum
Where was your first kiss, defining moment or personal victory? Hackney Council has launched a drive to unearth these local stories and experiences as part of a drive to build, understand and immortalise LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex plus) history in Hackney. The crowdsourcing project using online citizen-historian site Historypin, is just one of a host of ...
Feb 1 – Apr 2 all-day Gasworks
Female Executioner is the first solo exhibition at Gasworks, London by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. Comprising newly commissioned video, sculpture, print, and text-based works, the exhibition focuses on French writer Rachilde’s Monsieur Venus: A Materialist Novel. Exploring what is at stake in historical reclamation, Female Executioner investigates what happens when a queer, transfeminine artist tries to touch, reflect on, or ...
Feb 1 all-day
See Leeds city centre buildings lit up in pink all day and night of 1st February – share photos with us @LeedsCC_LGBT #LeedsLGBTHistory
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Online
Over the past 40 years the political and societal attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has changed beyond recognition. Today almost all discriminatory laws and policies have been repealed and equal protection extended into all areas of life. This has been achieved by the dedicated campaigning of LGBT individuals and straight allies who have tirelessly worked to achieve ...
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Winchester Discovery Centre
The Modern History Research Centre is organising an exhibition, in partnership with Winchester Discovery Centre, where early career researchers from different universities around the country will exhibit research posters on historical perspectives and events of LGBT+ communities in modern history. The exhibition will run throughout the whole month of February, and two public events will take place on the 10th ...
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Barking Town Hall, Town Square
Throughout February Barking Town Hall will be displaying an exhibition called ‘Proud at Pride’. The exhibition is about peoples stories from East London about going to Pride and the history of Pride. Members of the public can view the exhibition during the Town Hall’s usual opening hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday). The Council would like to thank Eastside ...
Feb 1 – Oct 28 all-day The Red House
This exhibition will mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. It will focus on Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, at a time when their relationship was illegal. Key works highlighting their relationship will be featured along with the wider cultural, political and legal situation faced by gay men in the 1950s.
Feb 1 @ 12:09 am – Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm www.febulousfebruary.com
Only 2 days left till FEBULOUS FEBRUARY 2017 creeps up on you …..this year’s theme: The Journey. Calling for submissions, prose or poetry (500 words max) email: fionarose@gmail.com between 16 Jan – 10 Feb 2017 opportunity to contribute to 2017 anthology for more details and to read daily creative posts throughout LGBT History Month visitwww.febulousfebruary.com
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm Victoria Gallery & Museum
Andrew Fekete arrived at the University of Liverpool in September 1972 to pursue his studies in Architecture. Just fourteen years later he would be dead, his life tragically cut short by an AIDS-related illness. Yet during these few brief years, he embarked on a remarkable voyage of self-discovery through his prolific painting and writing. Out of Time invites you to ...
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Barking Town Hall, Town Square
At 10am, on 1st February 2017, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham will be raising the Rainbow Flag outside the Town Hall to mark the start of LGBT History Month. Cllr Bright, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Cohesion, will give a short speech before the flag is raised. Councillors, staff, and members of the community will be gathering to ...
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Clemence Dane is the ‘invisible woman’ of British 20th century culture: a prolific and popular writer and artist, described by her great friend Noel Coward as ‘a wonderful unique mixture of artist, writer, games mistress, poet and egomaniac.’ Yet her name and achievements are almost forgotten today: she was the first British woman screenwriter ever to win an Oscar, the ...
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Canterbury Christ Church University - Augustine House
Seminar by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou & James Brighton School of Human & Life Science Canterbury Christ Church University Room – AH3.22
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm D/056
To kick off LGBT History Month, University of York Labour Club is delighted to be hosting Emily Brothers, who stood as Labour’s parliamentary candidate at the general election in Sutton and Cheam. Emily is the first openly transgender parliamentary candidate of a major party for parliament. A passionate campaigner for LGBTQ+ and disability rights, Emily has also worked at the ...
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm Hyde Park Picture House
In 1977, Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum, from senior citizens to union workers, changing the very nature of what it meant to be a fighter for human rights.
Feb 2 @ 9:01 am – Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm The Galleries of Justice museum
One of the cells in the Galleries of Justice will house the door behind which Oscar Wilde was imprisoned at Reading Gaol. The cell and adjacent areas will also show projections and use audio clips, some of which will deal with situations before and after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. The exhibition will be part of the general viewing of ...
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Royal Academy of Engineering
What better time to focus on widening participation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people hoping to make a career in engineering? Join us for an evening reception to celebrate the launch of a series of videos profiling LGBT engineers. The videos – organised by InterEngineering in partnership with Mott MacDonald and the Royal Academy of Engineering – profile ...
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm Ace Hotel Shoreditch
After a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre’s new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories: Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick is his Tinder date who’s just been diagnosed positive, struggling with self-worth. Their date is going ...
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm Swan (Wetherspoons) pub table 29 by fire exit
We are a social bunch of gay guys who enjoy meeting new friends and wish to celebrate lgbt History month. We meet up twice a week in Weymouth pubs. LOADS local info on our website
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm Blackfriars
Everyone is welcome to join the PCS Proud Scotland Netwiork to cekebrate the start of LGBT History Month and raise funds for the TIE Campaign.
Feb 3 – Feb 19 all-day The Phil Starr Pavilion
The B Right On Festival is organised by the volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and runs during LGBT History Month in February. The PHIL STARR PAVILION, New Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1PB provides a fully functional stage, light and sound system with heating and Licenced bar. This ground breaking affiliation seeks to engage the city ...
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm W/024
What would inclusive sex and relationships education look like? We will be creating a special LGBT History Month zine! There will be lots of resources and plenty to cut and stick. Refreshments provided. Accessibility: gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Temple Hall
Celebrate the start of York LGBT History Month 2017 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 ...
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm Brookes Sport Headington
Amnesty International Oxford City Group and the Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum invite you to join us for a fun-packed fundraising evening. – Voluntary contribution – Prizes to be won – All welcome! The bar and cafe will be open before the quiz starts and food will be available until 8pm.
Feb 4 – Feb 24 all-day Aire Place Studios and Inkwell Leeds
Queerology is project about queer art in Leeds in celebration of the 50th anniversary of homosexuality being decriminalised in England. ​1967 – 2017 ​ This presents us with a grand opportunity – to combine the celebration of this historic milestone with conversations around current issues through the work of LGBT* and Queer artists in and around Leeds. More info: www.queerologyleeds.weebly.com
Feb 4 all-day RadioReverb
Celebrate LGBT+ History Month with with the first of two special Home Service shows on Brighton’s community radio station RadioReverb. Expect plenty of dance floor memories as Wildblood & Queenie delve into our glorious queer past and play tracks reflecting the 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. Expect soul, funk, disco house and plenty of camp banter ...
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm K/111
Pride of Place is a Historic England project which uncovers and celebrates places of LGBTQ heritage across England, ranging from the frontiers of Roman Britain to the gay pubs and clubs that remain important in our lives today. Come along to share your stories of places around the country with hidden LGBT history, and “pin” them on the Pride of ...
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Coventry Central Library
Coventry Pride is pleased to announce that on the 4th of February 2017 we are taking our place as one of the national hubs for the OUTing the Past National LGBT History Festival, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of Homosexuality the theme for this year’s festival is “Law Citizenship and PSHE”. The festival will take place ...
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm Disability Stockport
Gill will be coming to Stockport to share her research in to the struggle of LGBT Rights and give us a look at the history of same-sex relationships.
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Working Class Movement Library
We are pleased to welcome journalist, writer, broadcaster and researcher Julie Bindel to speak as we mark LGBT History Month. Julie has been active in the global campaign to end violence towards women and children since 1979, and has written extensively on topics such as rape, domestic violence, prostitution and trafficking. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at Lincoln University. ...
Feb 4 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 5 @ 3:00 am Grand Union
Club Kali celebrates our journey as a LGBTQ community with a social party! A night of entertainment by our host, games, surprises and dancing as Club Kali DJ’s Spin you Around the World in 80 Tunes from Bollywood, to Hollywood and those familiar dancefloor classics! A one off celebration to bring out your inner sparkle!
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Barley Hall
Drop in for light refreshments at Barley Hall, a reconstructed medieval townhouse in the centre of York. After indulging in a hot or cold drink and some LGBT-themed cake, you will be free to explore the museum, including its fantastic display of costumes. The event is free, but there will be a collection raising funds for the ongoing work of ...
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel
Everybody is welcome to a Unitarian service to celebrate LGBT History Month, conducted by Rev. Nicky Jenkins. The slogan of the General Assembly of British Unitarians is “Nurturing faith, embracing life, celebrating difference”. Accessibility: baby changing; gender-neutral toilets; hearing loop; wheelchair access.
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm National Portrait Gallery
Work with artist Sadie Lee and photographer Gisela Torres to investigate the themes of self and identity in this one day mixed media workshop. Free For young people aged 14-21 years only. Limited places available, booking essential
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Orange Box
Equality United is a new approach to tackling inequality. Imagine how successful we might be if we all worked together to identify and challenge the underlying causes of oppression and work towards effective change and true equality for all.
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows are hosting a film night featuring the musical comedy:Victor Victoria. This sparkling musical farce boasts terrific turns from Julie Andrews as a starving artist playing a man impersonating a woman with James Garner as a Chicago gangster and Robert Preston as her new best friend. This classic 1982 film romps around 1930s ‘Gay ...
Feb 5 @ 2:30 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows are hosting a film night featuring the musical comedy Victor/Victoria. This sparkling farce boasts terrific turns from Julie Andrews as a starving artist who pretends to be a man impersonating a women, with James Garner as a Chicago gangster and Robert Person as her new best friend. This classic 1982 film romps around ...
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm Tipsy Bar
Poetry LGBT started in January 2015 Come and enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers as we celebrate our 2nd anniversary and enter our 3rd year of providing this much needed space for our LGBTQI community. 15 poets will each have 5 minutes to share their poems.
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm Nottingham Contemporary (The Space)
A presentation which demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt the truth of the title
Feb 6 all-day Room 2, Leeds University Union
Following Lady Phyll Opuku-Gyimah’s talk (6.30-8pm in the Riley Smith Hall) there will be a space for BME LGB&T* people to connect.
Feb 6 – Feb 11 all-day Omnibus
UNNATURAL ACTS An LGBT+ Festival This February to mark the launch of LGBT+ History Month and fifty years since the Sexual Offences Act, Omnibus the multi-arts venue and theatre in South London, Clapham, dedicates a week to an eclectic programme of thought-provoking events including theatre, music, talks, comedy, film shorts and visual arts. Highlights: – Stamp. Produced by Spunglass Theatre, ...
Feb 6 – Feb 26 all-day Brixton Library
A few oil paintings by non-binary artist Walki Freedreamer Tinkanesh
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm The Conference Centre
The annual Loudest Whispers exhibitions are unique in London’s art exhibition art culture and attract an eclectic mix of professional and self taught outsider artists. The theme ‘Citizenship and the Law’ has inspired an installation “38 Green Carnations “by Peter Herbert with Fionn Wilson that reflects on the incarceration of Oscar Wilde in Reading Gaol in 1895. Artists returning with ...
Feb 6 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Harrow Council Civic Centre 1
As part of our LGBT History Month programme, you are invited to the film showing of Carol. Carol is a 2015 British-American highly-aclaimed romantic drama. Popcorn provided! See you there! The film showing will take place in the Members Lounge in the Harrow Council Civic 1 Building, on Monday 6th February, from 12:15pm – 14:00pm. Please feel free to bring ...
Feb 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Eagle and Child
Taking its name from gay New York poet Frank O’Hara’s celebrated collection ‘Lunch Poems’ (1964), academics and poets 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 in the ...
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm LGBT Foundation - Manchester
Mind’s Equality Improvement Team, in partnership with MindOut and in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation, are pleased to invite you to the launch of Mind’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer good practice guide. This new publication offers practical guidance for service providers on how to develop LGBTQ+ inclusive services through the implementation of affirmative practices. This guide is the ...
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, The University of Hertfordshire is screening The Danish Girl, a beautiful and remarkable love story inspired by the story of real-life Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation.  Embarking on a ground breaking journey that’s only made possible by the unconditional love of her wife, Einar fights ...
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm MESMAC Leeds
For trans men, cis men and non-binary individuals who have experienced abuse. More info: LS1mssg@gmail.com
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Riley Smith Hall, Leeds University Union
LGBT activist and co-founder of Black Pride UK Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah will be speaking about her life and work as a member of the black LGBT community and her activism and campaigning.
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm Royal Albert Hall
6:15pm Doors 7:00pm Pride 9:00pm Panel discussion with Stephen Beresford and members of LGSM 10:00pm Ends The Royal Albert Hall celebrates LGBT History Month 2017 with two special film screenings with Q&A – Pride (6 February 2017) and Carol (28 February 2017). After the screening, gay rights activists Reggie Blennerhassett and Mike Jackson, who are portrayed in the film and ...
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm 25 Gordon Street
The UCLU Debating Society is excited to announce next Monday’s public debate on the motion: ‘This house believes that the T+ movement should campaign separately from the LGB movement’. The LGBT+ community’s fight for equal rights has historically had a common goal; to end violence and discrimination born out of intolerance. Recent successes in marriage equality, hate crime legislation has ...
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Leeds Beckett City Campus
Various panels, debates, activities and a community market place. Open to all but some events have select availability.
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Department of Education Senior Common Room (D/L/104)
This monthly reading group for those interested in higher education issues opens its doors for LGBT History Month. There are two recommended articles for discussion: email Annis Stead or visit the GSA website (yorkgsa.org) for reading materials. Refreshments are provided. Sponsored by York Graduate Students’ Association. Tickets: Free from Annis Stead (as799@york.ac.uk) Accessibility: wheelchair access.
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sandbar
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-showing-breakfast-on-pluto-tickets-30452754007 Join us for our first event for LGBT History Month 2017 to discuss Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe. This novel tells the story of the trans woman Pussy Braden who escapes Ireland in search of her biological mother. Bad luck surrounds her until she moves to London, becomes a prostitute ...
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm University of Birmingham
Join us for this fascinating event to explore the complex issues faced by LGBT Asylum Seekers from two different perspectives. Nicola Mai and Clare Summerskill will each talk about recent projects, the short film “Samira” and the verbatim play “Rights of Passage”, with a drinks reception in between.
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm National Maritime Museum
Hear incredible speakers discussing transgender and gender-fluid lives and experiences in the armed forces. Speakers include: Caroline Paige: True Colours: Trailblazing Transgender Service in the Military. Dr Emma Vickers: Soldiers in Skirts: Cross-Dressing and Drag among Men of the Armed Forces. During this drop-in event there will be opportunities for conversation and debate, and we will offer visitors opportunities to ...
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm Link Room 1+2 of the Arts Complex
As a part of our LGBT+ History Month celebrations, Bristol SU is hosting a panel discusssion focusing on national and local LGBT+ History. There will be an opening talk by Jonathan Cooper, celebrating 2017 as the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. The panel will feature Jamie Lawson from the University of Bristol Anthropology department, local ...
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
The aims of this event is to provide a safe space for the LGB T* communities (and those questioning their sexuality/gender identity) for socialising, meeting new people and finding out about other social events and groups across the city. Under 18’s are welcome in this social safe space. The event is in the community room of the church, and tea/coffee ...
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Function, Leeds University Union
Youtuber Rowan Ellis will be leading a discussion on ‘LGB&T* representation in pop culture’ followed by a Q&A about her work.
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
This hilarious murder mystery movie is a must-see for the stellar cast, never mind the fab outfits, psychoactive drugs and 50s/60s vibe. Presented by Outspoken Arts.
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
This hilarious murder mystery is a must-see for the stellar cast, never mind the fab outfits, psychoactive drugs and 50s/60s vibe.
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Wharf Chambers
First Tuesday of every month. More info: www.leedsbigroup.org.uk Wharf Chambers is a member’s club. In order to attend, you must be a member or guest of a member. Membership costs £1 and you will need to register 48 hours before you wish to attend an event Wharf Chambers. For more information please visit http://www.wharfchambers.org/
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm Café W, Waterstones York
Come along to Café W in Waterstones York for a celebration of Alan Bennett, a pillar of the LGBTQ+ community. Price includes a rainbow snack box, and further refreshments will be available to purchase from the café. Book discount offers will be available. Booking strongly encouraged. Tickets: £3 from york@waterstones.com, 01904 620784, or in store Accessibility: wheelchair access.
Feb 8 all-day The Marlborough
Calling all Brighton Queers, Non Binary, LGBTQIAA peeps! Bar Wotever is doing another event at The Marlborough! LGBT History momnth to be celebrated with Show, Visuals and Music! Bar Wotever is The World’s Longest Running Queer Weekly night with it’s home at Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London. Now we vistit Brighton! Join us! It’s Show, It’s Drag and It’s Gender ...
Feb 8 – Feb 25 all-day Crucible Theatre
‘Out of the darkness, Into the spotlight, A teenage sensation is coming.’ Jamie New is sixteen. He’s from Sheffield. And he has a secret. He doesn’t quite fit in at school. His Dad’s left home. He’s about to sit his GCSEs. The future is terrifying. With his brilliant mum behind him, will Jamie be brave enough to stand up for ...
Feb 8 – Feb 11 all-day Omnibus
Following on the success of last year’s LGBT+ festival, Omnibus return with UNNATURAL ACTS, a diverse programme of cabaret, comedy and theatricality marking 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act. We kick off with New York Times acclaimed Jessica Walker’s cabaret ‘Forbidden Love’, transporting you back to the Weimar dives of 1920s Berlin, the nightclubs of 1930s Paris and the ...
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm David Wilson Library
Join a discussion of books, films, music or artwork which have shaped your understanding of LGBT+ experience or identity. Bring a book, DVD, CD or image with you and share your story with the group. Open to University of Leicester staff and students.
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm The Treehouse
Come and explore the pasts of a community you’d probably assume didn’t have a history, in this talk by George Norman, founding member of asexual campaign group maaple. There’ll be a brief introduction to asexual history and culture, but the main focus of the talk will be on how an LGBTQ community sees its own past. Accessibility: gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair ...
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm WEA Leeds Regional Office, Suite 10B
For tickets please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-carole-tickets-27525509540
Feb 8 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm D/L/047
Queerbaiting entices LGBT audiences by flirting with queer possibility, but never realising it. The paper explores tensions between queerbaiting and representing male intimacy, referencing Sherlock, Supernatural, One Direction and Harry Potter. Exploring queer coding and LGBT representation in TV, the session identifies recurring issues, such as the ‘dead lesbian’ trope and bierasure. The paper concludes by asking what challenges face ...
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Aire Place Studios
Screening will include a Q&A with filmmaker Taylor Le Fín and a panel discussion exploring LGB&T* activity in sports. If you are interested in being a part of the panel then contact Ryan Thompson (Ry.M.Thompson@gmail.com).
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm MESMAC Leeds
A monthly space for discussion. This month the Bi Group will be discussing different types of relationships.
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm Park & Dare
Part of the Here and Now Festival Celebrating LGBT History Month Set in 1984 in a small mining community in south Wales, this inspirational film is based on an incredible true story about finding hope and friendship – where you least expect to find it.
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm The Park and Dare Theatre
As part of LGBT History Month and RCT Theatres Here and Now Festival we’re screening our Facebook audiences choice of Pride.
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Armley Leisure Centre
More info: www.meetup.com/The-Bad-Mittens/
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm Omnibus
The gifted singer Jessica Walker presents a provocative evening of gay love songs in times of repression, in her uniquely androgynous performance style. The new arrangements for voice, piano and accordion are accompanied by Joseph Atkins. “Luminous, androgynous appeal” The Stage 2016 Walker’s last song programme – Mercy and Grand; the Tom Waits project – toured to critical acclaim and ...
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm The Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
People Like Us Stockport (PLUS) hold a monthly Social night every second wednesday of the month which include a fun pub quiz and socialising with fellow member of the local LGBT Community.
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Knowsthorpe Gate
Information stall for Leeds City Council staff on LGB&T* history, Leeds services and the Straight Allies Programme. Additional roadshows TBC.
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Beyer Lecture Theatre, Beyer Building
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-showing-breakfast-on-pluto-tickets-30452754007 As part of our schedule of events for LGBT History Month 2017 we’re hosting a screening of Breakfast on Pluto. Set in the 70s, the film tells the story of a young trans woman, Kitten Braden, who has a burning desire to find her mother so moves to London from a ...
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm Blavatnik School of Government
CN Lester will give the annual University of Oxford LGBT History Month lecture. Activist and author CN will be talking about the need for queer/trans history in a world that too often forgets that variations in gender and desire have always been with us. CN is a researcher, musician, and campaigner. Their first book, Trans Like Me, will be published ...
Feb 9 @ 6:15 pm Showroom Workstation
It’s over 30 years since Hanif Kureshi’s My Beautiful Laundrette broke ground on UK cinema screens. A cultural landmark and a political love story set against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain, it offers a subversive and joyous glimpse of Britain in 1985. Omar (Gordon Warnecke) is a British Pakistani living in Battersea with his socially responsible father in London. Determined ...
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm D/L/003
A talk by Oli Lipski. Tickets: Free from lgbtq@yusu.org Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ron Cooke Hub auditorium
A talk by Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude, the UK’s best-selling gay magazine, on his novel Straight Jacket: a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks beneath the shiny facade of contemporary gay culture and asks if gay people are as happy as they could be ...
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
The Wiener Library and Holocaust Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London are pleased to co-host a special lecture by Professor William Spurlin for LGBT History Month. This lecture provides a contextual overview of the experiences of gay men and lesbians under National Socialism, especially the ways in which the Nazi regime targeted homosexual men, and the varying degrees ...
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm Phoenix Artist Club
Free LGBT Poetry in an iconic West End venue. Celebrate our History with LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson. Showcasing poetry as diverse as we are! Special Guests: Fay Roberts: Words of Wit. Wonder and Wisdom. Keith Jarret: Fierce. Funny. Sexy and Sunny.Open-mic session after the interval. Access is via stairs to basement
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
The film version of the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS and the impacts they have on America. This will be followed by a post show discussion hosted by LGBT+
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
The film version of the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City.This will be followed by a post-show talk hosted by LGBT + exploring the themes raised in the film.
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm Omnibus
Since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality fifty years ago Britain has witnessed radical changes in the lives of the LGBT+ community. But is everyone truly at ease with this new-found visibility? Iron Hoof Productions presents a reading of an extract of David Dandridge’s new play New Cross Spartacus, which explores the displacement and isolation of individuals, particularly older gay men, ...
Feb 9 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 10 @ 10:30 pm Omnibus
Join us for a bit of irreverent cabaret theatre that flies in the face of gender rules, brushes aside political correctness and embraces chaos, humour and heckling. Hosted by the love-child of Sandi Toksvig and Frank N Furter, STAMP is a cheeky, challenging battle-of-the-sexes gameshow for the rebel in all of us. Despite the best efforts of some awesome people across the globe (Emma Watson, ...
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day Contact
A celebration of new transgender performance. Featuring: Kate O’Donnell: Hayley and Me Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper appeared in our living rooms three times a week. Bringing Hayley back into the limelight, Kate O’Donnell’s cabaret takes a nostalgic look at trans history and the impact of this beloved classic character. Expect music, visuals, audience interaction and an iconic anorak. Elijah Harris: ...
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day Contact
Featuring a repertoire ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression. This is a new version of the critically acclaimed show re-staged for Queer Contact Festival 2017 with an 11-piece orchestra. Part of Queer ...
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm D/L/002
A talk by Dr Vanita Sundaram (Centre for Research on Education in Social Justice, University of York) and Dr Helen Sauntson (Associate Professor in English Language and Linguistics, York St John University). The event is followed by a drinks reception. Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm The Conference Centre
Introduced by LGBT Historian Val Remy and film archivist Peter Herbert, Stephen Haupt’ s The Circle is both a real love story and a fascinating history lesson about the first European gay rights organisation to emerge from the aftermath of WW2. 15 CERT. 2014.102 MINS Free: Intro at 6.15pm Film at 6.30pm Light refreshments available with donation
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Victoria & Albert Museum
The V&A is pleased to announce that on the 10th February 2017 we are taking part as one of the national hubs for OUTing the Past: The National Festival of LGBT History. Our festival event will take place in Seminar Room 5 of the Learning Centre in the V&A. We will have four speakers, each giving a 40 minute presentation ...
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Inkwell Leeds
Queerology is project about queer art in Leeds in celebration of the 50th anniversary of homosexuality being decriminalised in England. ​1967 – 2017 ​ This presents us with a grand opportunity – to combine the celebration of this historic milestone with conversations around current issues through the work of LGBT* and Queer artists in and around Leeds. More info: http://queerologyleeds.weebly.com/about.html
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm Winchester Discovery Centre
The Modern History Research Centre at the University of Winchester, in partnership with Hampshire Pride and Winchester Discovery Centre will be hosting Dr Emma Vickers (Senior History lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University to deliver an LGBT History FREE public lecture. The Discover Centre is also exhibiting LGBT related research by PhD students from the Modern History Research Centre, who ...
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm P Cafe
This month’s session will feature a Collage Workshop and acoustic Open Mic session for poetry and music! However if you’d like to bring colouring books, cards and board games with you, that is also completely welcome. (You may even just want to come along and talk with friends) Collage Workshop, 7:30-8:15pm It’s time to collage! Bring along any images, text, ...
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm The Glory
Fundraiser for Diane Torr Wotever World will be hosting a special fundraising event for Diane Torr – a male impersonator who has inspired many drag kings around the world. Tonight is a celebration of her work and how far the drag kings scene has developed. Recently she has been going through readiotheraphy, due to a brain tumour, and she can ...
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm Omnibus
Whip out your most sparkly attire for a night of thought-shaking filmmaking and theatricality! Queer Shorts is a brand new variety night as part of our Unnatural Acts festival. Stick around after the shorts for a post-show panel discussion with artists and creatives. Full programme to be announced Running time: 1hr20 including post-show discussion — Part of the Omnibus UNNATURAL ...
Feb 11 all-day York Explore Library
The Marriott Room at 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 ...
Feb 11 all-day University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums
On 11 February the University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM!) launch Out in Oxford, a specially commissioned trail celebrating diversity and highlighting LGBTQ+ experiences across Oxfordshire and beyond. Funded by the Oxford University Museums Partnership, teams from GLAM have worked with LGBTQ+ community members and allies to queer the collections and offer alternative insights into the fascinating items ...
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Devere Hotel Herons Reach
A FREE event for LGB&T young people. A full day of workshops, guest speakers, question time, networking opportunities and entertainment. For more details and to book places contact Laura on 01253 344398 or info@urpotential.co.uk
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am York Explore Library
The unique story of Maurice Dobson (1912-1990): a gay ex-coal miner, WW2 veteran and antiques collector who lived in Darfield, South Yorkshire. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am York Explore Library
How did prosecution of sex between men change over this 120-year period? A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Schools Out/The National Maritime Museum
Join us for a day-long free family festival to celebrate LGBT History Month with Schools Out at the National Maritime Museum! •Sing-along with the London Gay Men’s Chorus. •Have a chat with our resident female pirate if you dare! •Hear stories of gods, goddesses, mermaids and monsters. •Learn about the history of boys’ and girls’ toys with ‘Let Toys Be ...
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Leeds City Museum
Create DIY short films with Leeds Queer Film Festival FREE two day workshop for beginner film makers. Learn how to write, create, film and edit your own short film using your smart phone. Day One of this event is 11/2/17 11am-3pm, Day Two is 18/2/17, 11am-3pm. Limited places, please apply early: http://bit.ly/queerdiy
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Positive East,
Free LGBT History Month , Afternoon T-Party and Quiz For Trans & Non-Binary folk and their friends. Our T & NB History Quiz starts at 1:30 She/heroes/Queeroes Wall. Bring Your Quotes & Images or artwork to add to our celebration wall. Let’s get together and chat about our histories over early afternoon tea.
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm York Explore Library
The untold story of what it meant to be transgender in the British military before and after permissive service. From 1980 to 2014, the highs and the lows, in peacetime and in war. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum
Brought to you by The LGBT Partnership, ‘Identity’ is about raising awareness around the subject of LGBT+. The weekend event focuses on how progress has been made from the past to get to where we are today, as well as looking to how society and communities can help those that identify as LGBT+ look ahead to a more positive future. ...
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Contact
Hosted by Sarah Emmott (Art with Heart) and Rachel Morris (Cosmopolitan). An afternoon of discussion, performance, films and visual art. LGBT young people from across Greater Manchester get together with local organisations, councillors, artists, broadcasters and academics to discuss the issues affecting them from health and politics, to gender, sexuality and family. Guests include George Ikediashi (Le Gateau Chocolat), Maawan ...
Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm York Explore Library
The story of the development of Kop Outs, Liverpool FC’s LGBT fan club, from a time when being LGBT and a football fan appeared mutually exclusive, to the development of a club-recognised fan group helping enable LGBT fans to attend the match in confidence. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Hugh Cubitt Centre
Camden LGBT Forum, in partnership with Peabody Housing present the 1961 film “Victim”, directed by Basil Dearden, starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Sims. The film is followed by a panel led discussion examining how the film encouraged a shift in British public attitudes towards homosexuality at the time of its partial decriminalisation in 1967. Refreshments provided
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm The National Archives
This year, The National Archives is proud to be one of the national hubs for the OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the theme for this year’s festival is ‘Law, Citizenship and PSHE’. We are delighted to invite a range of speakers to reflect on topics relevant to ...
Feb 11 @ 1:35 pm – 1:55 pm The National Archives
This talk will give historical context to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, exploring attitudes to male homosexuality in the 1950s-60s. It will cover the recommendations of the Wolfenden Committee, the growing campaign for reform, the limited nature of the decriminalisation of homosexuality which the 1967 Act brought about – but also why the 50th anniversary of this will ...
Feb 11 @ 1:55 pm – 2:15 pm The National Archives
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 ...
Feb 11 @ 2:15 pm – 3:35 pm The National Archives
A free talk as part of The National Archives hub of the National Festival of LGBT History. Please book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outing-the-past-tickets-30031949369  
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm York Explore Library
Juno draws on her personal experience of activism with the Gay Liberation Front to provide the background and origins of LGBT direct action in the UK and eyewitness accounts of protests from the Miss World Contest to the London Stock Exchange. A free talk as part of the National Festival of LGBT History.
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Merseyside Maritime Museum
Camp men on 20th century passenger ships found it queer heaven. Some even transitioned. But Royal Navy men faced the noose in the past. Many women and men were dismissed and their careers ruined until as late as 2000. Find out the contrasting LGBTQI+ histories of the two navies in this highly-illustrated talk by Dr Jo Stanley.
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Part of The Exeter LGBT History Festival: http://exeterlgbthistory.org.uk/ The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Cynthia Thompson will formally open the Festival and we will hear from a range of voices who have distinctive insights into the history and contemporary lives of LGBT people in the South West and further afield, including: Jacq Applebee (Bi’s of Colour) Dr ...
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm York Explore Library
In 2017 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Act of Parliament which partially decriminalised homosexuality between men. Lesbians, never having been illegal, are not officially part of this story – but the media spotlight that was trained on their gay brothers at that time sometimes illuminated their struggle, too. This presentation draws on contemporary reporting and on Jane’s own ...
Feb 11 @ 3:45 pm – 4:05 pm The National Archives
These photographs are from early gay demonstrations from 1970s organised by Gay Liberation Front. The talk will consider these photographs and what the donor of the photographs wrote about them which helps us consider attitudes of the time towards gay people. A free talk as part of The National Archives hub of the National Festival of LGBT History. Please book ...
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm York Explore Library
Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney were household names in the 1920’s. They filled the London Palladium for the farewell performance of their variety act in 1932. They were lovers between 1917 to 1931 and counted Radclyffe Hall, Jo Carstairs and Tallullah Bankhead amongst their close friends. Alison will explore the reasons these remarkable women have been excluded from cultural memory. ...
Feb 11 @ 4:05 pm – 4:25 pm The National Archives
In essence the paper looks at how sailors and those in authority looked at sexual or intimate relationships between men in the Royal Navy and how those men sought to identify themselves. A free talk as part of The National Archives hub of the National Festival of LGBT History. Please book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outing-the-past-tickets-30031949369  
Feb 11 @ 4:25 pm – 4:45 pm The National Archives
Trans his/her/they stories have systematically been written out of the historical past and remain largely ignored by the national and regional museums in the UK. Largely irretrievable and lost forever, their absence serves as a reminder of the extraordinary struggle and length of time it has taken for trans people to be recognised and respected by both the LGB community ...
Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Marriott Room, York Explore Library and Archives
PhD student and archivist Victoria Hoyle invites you to participate in an informal workshop about the creation of LGBT archives. What should be preserved as part of an LGBT archive? Who decides what is valuable? How can it be shared and interpreted? *Please be aware that this session is part of an active research project and will be recorded. Victoria ...
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum
Community groups, curators, performers and artists come together to launch the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail, Out in Oxford. Join us for a night celebrating LGBTQ+ histories from Oxfordshire and beyond. Expect live performances, pop-up exhibitions, micro-talks and interactive activities.
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm John Cooper Studio Theatre
HLGBT York Productions present The Lydia Shaw and Tina Mammoser collaboration. Lydia’s work explores the realms of gender, confidence and sexuality: she focuses predominantly on the female form while toying with the idea of “what lies beneath”. Tina’s, inspired by landscapes, creates precise drawings with a creative and changed reality in the line and pattern. Working between these contrasts of ...
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm Exeter Phoenix
Part of The Exeter LGBT History Festival 2017: http://exeterlgbthistory.org.uk/ A special screening of GIRLS LOST (POJKARNA, 2015), directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining. Kim, Bella and Momo are three bullied teenage girls surrounded by a dark world of teenage angst, sexual confusion and name-calling. Their friendship unites them. But when they come across a curious magical plant their world is altered. A ...
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm Omnibus
In an increasingly serially monogamous society, we all face the possibility of more serious breakups in a lifetime than ever before. Rosie Wilby interweaves a rich, romantic narrative about two people connecting and disconnecting, and the visits of three ghosts from our romantic past, present and future. ★★★★ “From hilarious to heart-wrenching” Female Arts In a brand new solo show, ...
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm York Art Gallery
Drop in to make performance art at York Art Gallery in this unique and exciting community project. An opportunity for participants to come and explore the artworks from a queer perspective and make their own work from them. Come and have fun with masks, drapes, storytelling, drama, singing, drag, materials, contact improvisation, clowning, percussion, paints, food and anything else you ...
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Exeter Phoenix
Part of The Exeter LGBT History Festival 2017: http://exeterlgbthistory.org.uk/ The main event for the Exeter hub of the National Festival of LGBT History! We will hear from a wide range of speakers including academics, historians, campaigners, authors, curators and many more. They will be present on many aspects of local and national LGBT history, including: How Exeter grassroots movements transformed ...
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Kirk Room
Opening in May 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of sex between men, a new community-led exhibition at York Castle Museum will tell the story of LGBT life in York from the 1960s to the present day. Bring along your stories, objects and photographs to contribute to the exhibition and find out how you can be ...
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Essex Unitarian Church
Join us for a tea dance with social dancing and actual tea and cake! Come and enjoy a gentle afternoon learning some basic social dancing steps with Rachel Sparks who can teach even the most left-footed people. There will be a dance lesson for beginners starting at 2.15pm. This is an inclusive event for anyone including LGBTQI+ people and we ...
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Briar House CIC, Club Chambers
Come and join us as we explore 50 years of love and pride. The talk will document the changes in LGBT legislation since 1967 and explore the development of Pride events. The talk will also cover LGBT history in York, which has surprising stories waiting to be discovered! Jake will give a talk on being BAME and LGBT and Lisa ...
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm Central Station
In 1962, two Islington residents, aspiring writer Joe Orton and his partner and mentor Kenneth Halliwell, were each sentenced to six months imprisonment for malicious damage to Islington Public Library books. Mark Aston, curator of the Joe Orton Collection of defaced book covers at Islington Museum, tells the story surrounding the life and crimes of Orton and Halliwell in the ...
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm The Basement, City Screen
Thirty years on from ‘Shirley Valentine’, Janet takes a holiday to Greece. She meets the girl of her dreams in a suit and tie singing Frank Sinatra songs. To a backdrop of Sinatra’s greatest hits, ‘All or Nothing at All’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, their romance unfolds and Janet realises this holiday was a departure in more ways ...
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm The Bike Shed Theatre
Part of The Exeter LGBT History Festival 2017: http://exeterlgbthistory.org.uk/ Kings Cross (Remix) uncovers the hidden histories of LGBT communities in London during the 1980s through memories of the Kings Cross area; an area that has undergone radical change since its day as a hub of LGBT communities, bars and culture. Woven together from the stories of people who experienced it ...
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day National Maritime Museum
Blur the lines with dazzle masks using bright colours and bold designs to transform yourself! During the First World War, artists were commissioned to decorate Royal Navy ships with intricate and colourful ‘dazzle’ patterns to make them hard to spot at sea. Part of the Rainbow Week February Half Term at the National Maritime Museum: this year we will be ...
Feb 13 all-day iTunes / SoundCloud
A podcast series about the LGBTQ museum and gallery workers that are bringing queer stories to life in cultural spaces.
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm City Space Foyer
Join artist Gilly Rogers and University of Sunderland LGBT Society members to create your own art paraphernalia to demonstrate with and celebrate LGBT rights. Find out about the new LGBT resource centre on at St. Peters’ campus and how you can win a fabulous prize! Check out the Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, The University of Hertfordshire will be screening ‘The New Black’, a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to ...
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm University of Leicester
Come to the University of Leicester to celebrate LGBT History Month with a FREE screening of Rolla Selbak’s trailblazing film Three Veils, following the stories of three Muslim women in America dealing with gender expectations, arranged marriage, sexual violence and homosexuality. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Selbak. The venue for this event is Lecture Theatre 8, ...
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Fountains Lecture Theatre, Fountains Learning Centre
Transgender-dyke. Reluctant-polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering-Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Meet Auntie Kate. Trailblazing performance artist-theorist-activist Kate Bornstein takes us on a mind-bending quest through her world dismantling gender and seeking answers to the age-old question: what makes life worth living? An award-winning documentary by director Sam Feder. katebornsteinthemovie.com Accessibility: baby-changing; BSL/English interpretation; gender-neutral toilets; hearing loop; wheelchair access.
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm Various venues in Waltham Forest - including Laytonstone Library, Mirth etc.,
#GFESTbytes: GFEST Bytes in Waltham Forest – LGBT History Month celebrations with performances, films, music, dance and events. Organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts producers of GFEST – Gaywise FESTival – London’s LGBTQI cross-arts annual November event in venues across the UK capital. full programme pdf: http://www.wisethoughts.org/wp-content/uploads/GFESTBytesflyersmall.pdf Mon 13 Feb – 6.30 to 7.30 pm Film cafe with Campbell X ...
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
Hosted by Jonathan Mayor. Tickle your funny bone as some of the UK’s best stand-up comics join us to kick off the second week of the festival in style. With Desiree Burch (Funny Women Winner 2015, Welcome to Night Vale), Mawaan Rizwan (YouTube sensation / BBC Three How Gay Is Pakistan?), Sophie Willan (Magners New Act of the Year 2015, ...
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm The Lounge (Roger Kirk Centre)
Queer cabaret comes to the University of York! There will be glitter, there will be drama and there will be heart (also cocktails). Recognising the need for intersectional LGBT liberation, this event showcases feminist and queer acts, including live music, spoken word, drag performances and more. Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm City Studio, City Space
The LGBT Society welcomes you to a special lunch of delicious St. Valentine’s Day treats. There will be games and prizes to be won along with some special guests from the LGBT+ community for you to meet. FREE entry! Find out more about the event and let us know you’re coming by visiting sunderlandsu.co.uk/whatson.
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Room G32, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-by-prof-brian-heaphy-sexual-citizenship-tickets-30452843274 Join us for a talk by Professor of Sociology at Manchester, Brian Heaphy, on the theme of ‘Sexual Citizenship’. Learn about the idea of sexual citizenship, with reference to civil partnerships and same-sex marriage, and about patterns of informal exclusion from citizenship in everyday life. This talk will help to elaborate ...
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bar Fibre 1st floor
Drop in event for LCC staff. More info: LeedsLGBT@leeds.gov.uk
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Newcastle University
It is 50 years since Parliament passed the Sexual Offences Act. That reform only offered a partial, limited decriminalisation of male homosexuality, however: anti-LGBT laws remained on the statute book, convictions rocketed by nearly 400%, and discrimination and violence against LGBT people remained rife – with the full sanction of the law.
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Contact
An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc – possibly the world’s first drag king. This multi-award winning show combines lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret. Drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson takes the stage as history’s greatest underdog, dragging up as the men she defies. Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award, The Stage ...
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Huddersfield Mission Meeting Rooms
A multi-media quiz devised by David.1 to include questions about LGBT history, identify people from pics of their eyes, true or false facts from history up to the present day. Meeting starts at 7:30pm and the quiz about 8pm. Drinks in the pub after!
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm Seven Arts
Fantasy-drama ORLANDO is a bold, unsentimental re-working of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel in which an innocent aristocrat journeys through 400 years of English history first as a man, then as a woman. It is a story of the quest for love, and it is also an ironic dance through English history. Addressing contemporary concerns about gender and identity, the film ...
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm Central Station
Ray Reynolds presents video and audio clips of great drag entertainers, including Mrs Shufflewick, Phil Starr, Dockyard Doris. Ray was one of the Tricky Dickie DJ’s who hosted gay events in upstairs bars of “straight” pubs before the West End scene arrived. Free entry – There is a collection for Central London Samaritans Ramp and wheelchair access to ground floor ...
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Contact
Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? After sell-out performances in New York, London and Edinburgh, 201’s raw, contemporary hip-hop movement tours the UK in Smother: a story of two men’s broken encounter. Touching on themes of addiction and obsession, choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of seven dancers in a fast paced, intimate performance exploring ...
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm The Phoenix Artist Club
A Night devoted to the weird, the wonderful, and the fabulous. Host Wayne Carter, Consistently hilarious and perpetually bizarre (EdFringe Review), has handpicked acts from the cabaret, burlesque, and comedy scene, for an unforgettable night. £5 tickets from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ thephoenixartistclub
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Gateway Room 4
Come along and join us at the Gateway from 10-11am and show your support for the LGBT+ community in Sunderland whilst enjoying a delicious, FREE breakfast buffet! For more information and to let us know you are coming, head to sunderlandsu.co.uk
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm City Space Foyer
Wednesday 15 February 11am – 2pm (drop in) City Space Foyer Pick up your free rainbow shoe laces to wear for LGBT+ History Month Find out how to be a good ally to your fellow LGBT+ students and plan how to make your club, society, and university community a welcoming place for all of us. We will be joined by ...
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Women's Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire
Conversation café. CYP Transgender Screening. Complimentary Beauty Therapy. Photo booth. Light Buffet.
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Paragon Hub
The event will run from at 3pm – 7pm, we want to make this a comfortable and welcoming environment for all so we will have music playing throughout the day. Our aim is to build a community and forum for discussion for the residents of Student Lets by acknowledging and establishing LGBTQ + communities. We will provide information on support ...
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm University of Birmingham
Stephen Broughton will give a talk about asexuality and the legal grey areas affecting asexual people, including marriage and divorce, hate crime, harassment and bullying, and enforced disclosure.
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Showroom Workstation
No Template – a programme of films about ethnically diverse LGBT communities and their culture and religion. It is a specially curated programme by Bobby Tiwana of Tiger Strut. His two Love Works shorts (set in British South Asian communities) will be shown as part of the programme. There will be a post-screening panel discussion with film/cultural/faith professionals. Genres include ...
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Laud Lecture Theatre - Canterbury Christ Church University
A public lecture and discussion by Dr Stella Bolaki.
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
CMS has been the pro bono law firm of Pride in London since 2012. To mark LGBT History Month 2017, the theme of which is ‘Citizenship, PSHE and Law’, Pride in London and CMS are holding an evening of discussion and networking. We will explore how LGBT+ rights have progressed over the past 50 years and consider what further hurdles ...
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Central Library
A very special showcase of queer spoken word,poetry and literature in the beautiful setting of Manchester Central Library. Featuring the talents of Dean Atta, Paula Varjack, Gerry Potter and Maya Chowdhury. Hosted by Adam Lowe (Young Enigma). Part of Queer Contact Festival 2017. Notes -Suitable for over 14s. -Please note this event takes place at Manchester Central Library, St.Peter’s Square, ...
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm London School of Economics, Shaw Library
Peter Scott-Presland, writer, historian and performer traces the early history of Campaign for Homosexual Equality and Gay Liberation Front.
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Islington Town Hall,
‘Yesterqueer’ is an opportunity to develop a Camden / Islington Queer heritage walking tour – to see ourselves and our history reflected in our built environment. ‘Yesterqueer’ exists to celebrate previous generations of queer figures and cultivate the next generation of LGBT change-makers. Come and tell us about buildings that kicked off a movement, houses where key figures lived or ...
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Brixton Library
Nicola Field’s book Over the Rainbow: Money Class and Homophobia confronts the political contradictions in the LGBT+ movement and contains one of the earliest recorded first-hand accounts of Lesbians and Gays Support the miners, whose story was told in the hit film Pride. Nicola was an original member of LGSM. Republished recently in an expanded edition with fresh material the ...
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Gasworks
Potash Lesson is a performance by Jamie Crewe, first presented at Tramway Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016. Seated, with a microphone and a projected computer screen, Jamie will think about an old video work from 2012. The conceit of this video — a portrait in which a gay man sniffs poppers and strikes a pose from the Iconographie photographique de ...
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
The story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell. But Orton’s success takes him farther from Halliwell, whose response ended both his life and the life of the up-and-coming playwright. There will be a post-show discussion around domestic violence and community safety.
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
The story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. There will be a post-show discussion around domestic violence and community safety.
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm PX001
The yearly sex-positive panel show between the LGBTQ, Womens’ and Fetish Societies at the University of York. Tickets: Free from lgbtq@yusu.org Accessibility: baby-changing; hearing loop; wheelchair access.
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ace Hotel Shoreditch
After a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre’s new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories: Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick is his Tinder date who’s just been diagnosed positive, struggling with self-worth. Their date is going ...
Feb 16 all-day The Reliance
Film screening by Leeds International Film Festival. Details TBC
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Charles Wilson Building, Second Floor, Belvoir Park Annexe
Professor Philip Shaw, Dr Emma Parker, Robert Payne and Dr David Clark discuss LGBT+ identities in military history, Leicester’s own Joe Orton, and in French and medieval literature. All welcome, including members of the public, students and staff.
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm University of Birmingham
A revealing gallery tour that considers portrayals of gender and identity in our paintings. Consider issues such as the ‘effeminate’ pose of Alexander the Great, the ambiguous body of Beccafumi’s nymph and the unsettling nudes in Francis Bacon’s Two Figures in a Room.
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm James Lodge
UNIVERSITY OF YORK STUDENTS’ UNION and the GSA combine with Mind Your Head to bring you a chaired discussion group around mental health in the LGBTQ community. Topics may include: coming out, loneliness, coping with harassment etc. Accessibility: gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Media Cinema, St. Peter’s Campus
The LGBT Society welcomes you to join us for Milk, a true story about the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisor. An Oscar- winning, amazing film, not to be missed! FREE entry ...
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Upper Gallery at London College of Communication
Thursday 16 February: Private View and book signing: 6-8pm. Open to all, everyone welcome. Exhibition open: 17 February to 24 March 2017 Admission free. “Ken. To be destroyed” began with an archive and a discovery. Artist and photographer Sara Davidmann and her siblings inherited letters and photographs belonging to her uncle and aunt, Ken and Hazel Houston, from their mother ...
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Make History Now! LGBT Tower Hamlets Photography Competition ELOP and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets are launching a brand new photography competition and everyone is invited! Submit your photographs of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) life in the borough of Tower Hamlets – help to capture for posterity the many different people and places that make up the LGBT ...
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm the Whitworth
Judy Garland sang Over The Rainbow four months before her untimely death. In a unique individual moment of undivided love and attention, FK Alexander takes your hand, fixes your gaze and sings to you alongside that very rendition, amidst the live swirls of Glasgow noise-band Okishima Tourist Association. Part of Queer Contact Festival 2017. Notes -Please be aware that ‘COBO ...
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Yorkshire MESMAC York office
Join York Queer Women’s and Gender Group to make zines inspired by LGBT History Month. facebook.com/QueerWomenYorkshireMesmac Accessibility: gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.
Feb 16 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm P/T/006
In this talk, Paul Johnson (Professor of Sociology, University of York) draws upon oral history interviews conducted with LGBT people who have challenged discrimination in the UK by making applications to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Understanding the role of the ECtHR in safeguarding LGBT rights is vital at a time when the Conservative Party and other politicians ...
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The British Academy
Richard Dyer explores the representation of lesbian and gay sexualities on screen. From early cinematic offerings to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters, these 10 key films celebrate touching encounters and the struggle for freedom and equality. Speaker: Professor Richard Dyer FBA, Professor of Film Studies, King’s College London Chair: Zorian Clayton, Assistant Curator, V&A Organised by The British Academy in partnership with ...
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm Camden Town Hall
Vivid docudrama about pioneer gay rights activist Peter Wildeblood whose book, Against the Law (1955) played a key role in providing the evidence of the vulnerability and plight of homosexual men in Britain in this period and highlighted in particular the appalling prison conditions which they had to endure. Stars: Nicholas Le Prevost, Harriet Eastcott, Sam Heughan. Running time 85 ...
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Pyramid, Leeds University Union
This panel will challenge the idea that coming out is a key milestone in being LGB&T*. It will look at coming out to yourself, and reconciling that with identities that may be seen to be in conflict with queerness, and then coming out (or choosing not to come out) to family and friends, and publicly.
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Filmmakers: Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann Documentary portrait of the gay and lesbian underground in Cameroon. Born This Way steps outside the genre of activist filmmaking and offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hidden-camera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is ...
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum, entry via Robinson Close
Community group, Philosophy in Pubs (www.meetup.com/philosophy-in-Pubs-Oxford/about), takes over the galleries for the night to explore the difference and relationship between gender and sex. Are the concepts of ‘male’ and ‘female’ well defined and do their meanings differ in different circumstances? What is the relationship between our biology, our state of mind and our identity? How do we know whether we ...
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
UK gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. This film will be followed by a post show discussion hosted by LGBT +, exploring the themes raised in the film.
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Paisley Arts Centre
UK gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. The film will be followed by LGBT+, exploring the themes raised in the film.
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ace Hotel Shoreditch
After a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre’s new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories: Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick is his Tinder date who’s just been diagnosed positive, struggling with self-worth. Their date is going ...
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm Winchester Discovery Centre
Celebrate LGBT History Month with a special screening of the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Whip out your best fishnets, squeeze into that corset and dust off your sequins: we want to see you in costume for this one! Tickets are only £5 with concessions at £4.50. Tickets available online
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
Guest starring The Lipsinkers and The House of Ghetto. Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of avant garde performer David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent in Blackpool, through famous Channel 4 anti-drag ...
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm B45 London
For our February Showcase B45 London will be hosting an evening comprised of all LGBTQ performers! Entry will be free however we do encourage a donation to the charity that we will be fundraising for, London Friend, to go towards supporting the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. They support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T ...
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day Cardiff Story Museum
Explore how Welsh ‘Icons & Allies’ have helped LGBT+ people gain equal rights and social acceptance at this educational poster exhibition created by Pride Cymru – funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Learn about historical figures, both LGBT and not, who have helped change society to be more understanding and accepting.
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Prospect Foyer
We are hearing reports of hate crimes across the country and affecting many different communities, but hate crime isn’t new. In November 2015, YouGov revealed that 1 in 5 people admitted to making offensive remarks about LGBT people in the last year. In one month alone, 30 per cent of people heard offensive remarks about LGBT people, but 63 per ...
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm University of Leicester
Singer-songwriter of hits including ‘Glad to be Gay’, LGBT+ rights activist and now best known as a DJ and champion of new music artists, Tom Robinson will be speaking about his life and activism.
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm Colors Basildon
Join us for Basildon’s Own LGBT History Month Event
Feb 17 @ 6:15 pm – 9:45 pm University Centre Shrewsbury
Plans are still a little in draft form but, if the 2016 festival is anything to go by we will have a fantastic evening of speakers, conversation, lovely little munchies, a good laugh, great company, a lot of new things to talk about and perhaps even a taster of entertainment! The launch event starts at 6.15pm with light refreshments followed ...
Feb 17 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm The Treehouse
Eleanor Formby of Sheffield Hallam University will draw on her research to discuss what LGBT community means to people. This will include examining: ‘ownership’ of community; ‘difference’ and diversity; relationships to, within and beyond physical space; imagined communities and belongings; the importance of ‘ritual’ events and symbols, such as Pride and the rainbow flag. Within this, the impact of history ...
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ace Hotel Shoreditch
After a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre’s new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories: Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick is his Tinder date who’s just been diagnosed positive, struggling with self-worth. Their date is going ...
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm HEART (Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre)
Doors open 19:30, start 20:00. For Shirin (Desiree Akhavan), being part of a perfect Persian family isn’t easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn’t know she’s bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), can’t understand why she doesn’t tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too ADD to focus on her for more ...
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm Hoxton Hall
The Fourth Choir, London’s LGBT+ a cappella choir, marks Valentine’s Day with a celebration of the most powerful emotion of all – love! Choral masterpieces from the Renaissance on the subject of love will be sung side-by-side with modern arrangements of contemporary pop. The music will be interspersed with readings of love letters from famous same-sex couples of the past ...
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Contact
Alt-queer performance platform Mother’s Ruin returns with an anarchic night of queer comedy mayhem. Avant-garde punk cabaret band SlapPer are joined by some of Manchester’s finest queer voices to present a raucous night of glorious absurdity. Guest starring Barbara Nice, Liquorice Black and more tbc. Hosted by Timberlina. Part of Queer Contact Festival 2017. Notes -Suitable for over 18s. -Doors ...
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm Gromit Room, Bristol SU
Join Bristol SU for a film showing of ‘Pride’, with a talk by L.G.S.M. affiliate and member of UoB Anthropology department Mike McBeth. The film is based on the true story of the creation of the political group ‘Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’ (LGSM) during the mining strikes in Thatcher’s Britain. Afterwards, Mike McBeth will give a talk about ...
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 2:00 am Guys Bar - Kings College London
DRESS UP DRAG UP GET DOWN GET OFF LAUNCH NIGHT: LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: The first in a series of LGBT+ friendly Guy’s bar takeovers Featuring: 90/00s techno, house, pop and club classix All your regular Guy’s bar deals: cheap drinks all night long! Dress Code – in the words of Madonna, ‘Express yourself’ – 90s, 00s, Naughty! This is ...
Feb 17 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 3:00 am Band on the Wall
A Queer Revue! teams up with Make A Scene, Manchester’s wild interactive film party, and backstreet discotheque Drunk At Vogue for the 2017 Queer Contact Festival Special. Live on stage we host the return of ‘Dragapella’, the drag queen singing competition with fierce live vocal talent, followed by a massive after-party showdown courtesy of the Drunk At Vogue crew. Plus all ...
Feb 18 all-day Pitt Rivers Museum
Find out about Out in Oxford, the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail and hear micro-talks about LGBTQ+ histories.
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day Wharf Chambers
Admission to licensed events is only for members and guests of Wharf Chambers – membership costs £1, and you will need to register at least 48 hours before the event. More info: www.wharfchambers.org/the-club/
Feb 18 @ 10:15 am – 10:15 am The Tiger pub
Aunt Nell!! (Calling): All Fruits, Blues, Omi-Palones, Palone-Omi’s, Remoulds, Palones & Chickens! Join us to celebrate LGBTI History Month and 50 years since its decriminalization. Hear our histories from Camberwell’s nineteenth century theatrical darlings , WW1 heroines to 1970’s Drag Queens on an LGBTI local history walk through Camberwell and Myatt’s Fields. Fairy cakes and refreshments will be provided. Meet ...
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 5:45 pm University Centre Shrewsbury
Our Saturday Festival starts with a morning with students from local schools and colleges, considering how our knowledge of our history is being used in education. If the first festival is anything to go by there may be some tears – there will certainly be admiration. Another jam-packed festival offering will then include a Key Note Speaker – to be confirmed and ...
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Leeds City Museum
A series of films, activities and talks. More info: http://bit.ly/queerfilm
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Leeds City Museum
Celebrate LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum with this FREE programme of films, stalls, activities and talks organised by Leeds Queer Film Festival on 18 February 2017 11-3pm. All are welcome to come along and get involved! A selection of films on LGBT History from our past festivals will be screened and we’ll be having a panel discussion on ...
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Executive Business Centre
OUTing the Past: Bournemouth is a free public event that along with other festival hubs around the country will present a one day showcase of historical or archival readings and personal testimonies that uncover the rich, and often lost, history of the LGBT community. A diverse and engaging programme of presentations exploring the diversity of LGBT history; hosted at the ...
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Burnley Central Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm IWM London
How do you begin researching LGBT history in the military when it has been so well hidden? Join Dr Emma Vickers to explore how we can research LGBT history during a time when homosexuality was still illegal in the Armed Forces. There will be a Q&A discussion with veterans who identity as LGBT. This event is free of charge, tickets ...
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Join us for an afternoon recital by Scotland’s LGBT choir. This event is part of LGBT History Month.
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Garden Room
There are over seventy blue plaques around York commemorating famous people or events. To celebrate York LGBT History Month 2017, we invite you to create your own rainbow plaques to mark places of personal and/or political significance to LGBT history. Drop into Explore York between 13:00 and 15:00 to make your own removeable cardboard plaque. After 15:00, we’ll distribute them ...
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm Victoria Gallery and Museum
In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men ...
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Burnley Central Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm Belfast Lgbt Centre
Nadine Gilmore from Queens University Belfast Dept of History will lead a discussion on some of her findings and upcoming research into LGBT history in Belfast. All Welcome we have coffee tea and cake.
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm St George the Martyr
“But didn’t tango start with men dancing with each other?” Myth or fact or both or neither? And what about women? A chance for you to find out… February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual History Month. As its contribution, Queer Tango London have asked Dr Ray Batchelor, queer tango historian, to give a lecture, “A History of Same-Sex Tango Dancing”. ...
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ace Hotel Shoreditch
After a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre’s new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories: Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick is his Tinder date who’s just been diagnosed positive, struggling with self-worth. Their date is going ...
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm RadioReverb
Celebrate LGBT+ History Month with the second of two special Home Service shows on Brighton’s community radio station RadioReverb. Expect plenty of dance floor memories as Wildblood & Queenie delve into our glorious queer past and play tracks reflecting the 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. Expect soul, funk, disco house and plenty of camp banter (with ...
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
Queer Contact Festival’s finale celebrates the life and music of his Purple Highness, the gender-fluid superstar and queer icon, Prince, with David McAlmont and Baby Sol on vocals, Janette Mason (MD) and an all-star band. With a back catalogue more rich and varied than perhaps any other recording artist, Prince is one of the most influential artists of his generation. ...
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 2:45 pm The British Museum
Special event Exploring LGBTQ histories at the British Museum Sunday 19 February 2017, 10.30-2.45 BP Lecture Theatre Free, just drop in   10.30 Introduction to the morning talks Laura Phillips, Head of Community Partnerships   10.40 When two lovers meet: the 11,000-year-old sculpture from Ain Sakhri, Palestine Jill Cook, Keeper of Britain, Europe and Prehistory   11.10 Radical radishes and ...
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm British Museum
Enjoy talks and creative family activities focused on objects with LGBTQ stories. This event is part of the OUTing the Past National Festival of LGBT History in collaboration with LGBT History Month. Free – just drop in
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm The British Museum
LGBTQ: Our family Sunday 19 February, 11.00-16.00, Great Court Come to the museum for a family craft activity inspired by LGBTQ History Month that explores how families are unique. Work with an artist to create a family portrait inspired by works in the collection and make a love token to take home. Free, just drop in.
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Brighton Unitarian Church
Tubthumpers, Brighton and Hove’s Community Choir for the progressive left, invites you to a very special singing workshop in celebration of LGBT History Month Join two of our foremost voice leaders – Sheffield’s Val Regan & Brighton’s Kirsty Martin for a bespoke singing workshop, connecting the North & South in glorious, technicolour harmony! We will be celebrating our vibrant, queer ...
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Brighton Unitarian Church
Tubthumpers, Brighton and Hove’s Community Choir for the progressive left, invites you to a very special singing workshop in celebration of LGBT History Month Join two of our foremost voice leaders – Sheffield’s Val Regan & Brighton’s Kirsty Martin for a bespoke singing workshop, connecting the North & South in glorious, technicolour harmony! We will be celebrating our vibrant, queer ...
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Yorkshire MESMAC York office
Throughout history, queer activists have spread their messages and shown their pride through slogan t-shirts. This workshop, led by Riah Holme, will give you the chance to create your own. Bring a t-shirt or anything else you’d like to decorate. We’ll have art materials and some pictures of historical t-shirts for inspiration. There is a small charge for this event ...
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm Disability Stockport
Trans Actress Annie Wallace will be giving a talk about her experiences as a Trans person in the entertainment industry and some insight into the everyday life of trans people.
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ace Hotel Shoreditch
After a critically acclaimed launch at the end of 2016, Dragonflies Theatre’s new production returns in 2017, exploring HIV amongst gay men through a series of interwoven stories: Alex knows nothing about HIV but knew he should have worn the power bottom singlet. Nick is his Tinder date who’s just been diagnosed positive, struggling with self-worth. Their date is going ...
Feb 19 @ 3:30 pm Hyde Park Picture House
Howard Brookner was buried on his thirty-fifth birthday in 1989. He was gay; an Ivy League graduate; broke artist; rising Hollywood star; heroin user; jet-setter; bohemian; seedy nightlife lover; director of cult docs; an honest and devoted friend. To director Aaron Brookner, he was a loving and inspirational uncle who died of AIDS when Aaron was only seven, right when ...
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Hackney Attic
Strictly Queer Dancing LGBT History Month Dress Up as your Historic LGBT Heros! Once again we bring our dance shoes and get together for an afternoon of Latin & Ballroom dancing – gender-neutral partnering, LGBTQIA+ inclusive, beginner dancers completely welcome! Dance Teacher Rachel Sparks Dance, who will lead a lesson at the start of event to get you warmed up ...
Feb 20 – Feb 26 all-day Main reception
The constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. Visit our display in the ...
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Free film showing: "The Danish Girl” Monday 20 February 2017
The film is a place to start if you don’t know anything about people who change their gender. Set in Copenhagen 1926, Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar who poses for a female model who is late. While the painting gains popularity, Einar starts to change into a female and becomes Lili Elbe
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Aviva
Emma Cusdin, People Director at Aviva Investors and co-founder of Trans*formation, discusses current legislation impacting trans people and shares her views on best practice for employers. Emma joined Aviva in 2016 and, on her advice, Aviva have already added the honorific of “Mx” to their job application process and are training the pre-employment screening team on supporting trans job applicants. ...
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Parish Hall,
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS FROM 18.30-19.00 LGBT history is not just about past events but also about people NOW. This documentary is based on the personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans Christians. It’s a dialogue between religion, faith, sexual orientation, gender, and society. Most of it was filmed at the 2014 conference of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups, ...
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Café W, Waterstones York
Books come in many colours. Contact Andrew or check the website to find out which book the Spectrum book group have chosen for LGBT History Month. All welcome. yorklgbthistory.org.uk/17/waterstones | facebook.com/WaterstonesYork Accessibility: wheelchair access
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm D/L/116
A discussion hosted by the University of York Students’ Union LGBTQ Network. Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm TBC
The Wolfenden Report of 1957 formed the basis of the 1967 Act. Its author, Sir John Wolfenden, had a son, Jeremy, who was openly gay. Valerie Remy and Brenda McKay explore the contrasting lives of the two men. Followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion.
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Gay's The Word Bookshop
It will be a chance to listen to the recorded interviews from London Irish LGBT Network’s ‘Getting To Know Ourselves Project’ which is collecting stories of Irish people in London who were born in each of the decades since the 1930s. The event will combine listening with chatting about the themes raised across the generations and the future direction of ...
Feb 21 – Mar 18 all-day CoolTan Arts
Celebrate LGBT History Month at CoolTan Arts with an exhibition featuring photographs of Southwark’s legendary Queer historical performers. Open Tuesdays – Fridays, 10am-5pm. Free, no advance booking necessary Kindly sponsored by Southwark LGBT Network, The Metro and Southwark Council
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm D/L/047
A talk by Aidan Newman: NQT at Rossett School, University of York PGCE graduate, and York LGBT History Month Outreach Coordinator. An opportunity to look at the challenges that LGBT youth face across the country and gain a wider insight into their experiences at school, followed by a discussion of research-backed best practice in schools that can help make a ...
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Warwickshire County Record Office
Join us in celebrating LGBT+ History Month! LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) history is an important part of our past, but the records can be difficult to find. Come along to learn how you might start looking for these ‘hidden histories’, to hear about some of the fascinating individuals in Warwickshire’s vibrant past and to discuss how we can ...
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hogan Lovells International LLP
Who are the villains and heroes of LGBT history? How did England end up with its anti-LGBT laws? How did they spread across the Empire and what are the ongoing consequences overseas? Join us for this LGBT History Month event as we look at the history of LGBT rights in the UK and hear the personal stories of those who ...
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm David Lean Cinema
Stars: Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Lisa McGrillis Two young footballers share a room on the eve of the most important match of their careers so far. Restless, they can’t sleep and joke and banter around, until one kisses the other… Adapted by John Donnelly from his play, the film then follows their lives and careers for the following five and ...
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Gay’s The Word Bookshop
TransLondon is a discussion / support group for people who identify as trans or who are questioning their gender identity. The group was formed in the winter of 2007 and has been meeting every third Tuesday of the month at Gays The Word Bookshop. Come along and celebrate TransLondon’s 10th birthday. Drinks and refreshments available. Free entry. Trans identified / ...
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am 42 Beans Café
Camden LGBT Forum and 42 Beans Café presents: “Out 4 Coffee” an LGBT coffee meet up on the last Wednesday of each month at 11am. Come along for coffee and a chat and there’s even a space to discuss any LGBT safety concerns with local LGBT police Liaison Officers.
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Bennett Lower Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 5
Dr Gavin Brown, Dr Tracy Simmons and Dr Loveday Hodson discuss their research on sexuality in relation to international issues and migration. All welcome, including members of the public, students and staff.
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Carey Building Canterbury Christ Church University
A Seminar on LGBT Acitivsm in the UK – Hosted by Sue Sanders Professor Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute
Feb 22 @ 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, join The University of Hertfordshire and a panel of LGBT Champions to discover what it’s like to be a minority within a minority. Key speakers will reveal the challenges and opportunities they believe minority groups of the LGBT community face, followed by questions and answers from the audience.
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Heartbeat Lecture Theatre, Heartbeat Education Centre, F Level North Wing
As part of February’s LGBT history month, the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust’s LGBT Network and University of Southampton’s Pulse LGBT + Staff network invite you to join them for a panel discussion on LGBT mental health, service provision and the future challenges of meeting the needs of service users. The panel will be chaired by Andy cast, Chair ...
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Lancaster Library
This is a great opportunity to see the film Brother Outsider about the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called ‘the invisible man’ and ‘the unknown hero’ of the civil rights movement, who lived as an openly gay man in the fiercely homophobic America of the 40s, 50s and 60s. There may also be ...
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm DG/017, De Grey Court
The Language and Identities in InterAction Research Unit (School of Languages and Linguistics) present a colloquium by University of York PhD candidate Salina Cuddy. Salina will give an overview of previous linguistic research within the field of language and sexuality and, in particular, research focusing on lesbian speakers. She will then introduce her current project and outline some of the ...
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm London School of Economics and Political Science
Matt Cook talks about a gay squatting community in Brixton. Sue O’Sullivan talks about working collectively on Spare Rib magazine. They explore what changed in the years after the Sexual Offences Act in 1967, which partly decriminalised homosexuality in the UK.
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University
Join in a panel conversation on LGBT+ identity, rights, pride and community. You are invited to be inspired, enlightened and challenged by a lively discussion of the gains and continuing work to ensure diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are fully accepted and celebrated in UK society and communities. We will be looking at ways of belonging and creating a ...
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Join Egyptologist John J Johnston and a panel of guests as they delve into the Petrie Collections to find their objects of desire as part of LGBTQ History Month. Tickets £5 includes glass of wine
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm Islington Town Hall,
Over 50% of LGBT venues in London have closed in the last decade. The potential for this to damage social cohesion, destroy culture and diminish safety is well catalogued. How do we protect our safe spaces while acknowledging the need for our existing venues to increase their audience base and diversity? Join a panel of leading activists and commentators. All ...
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Lancaster Library
As part of the National Festival of LGBT History, at Lancaster Library there will be an evening of talks to celebrate LGBT History Month 2017 and as part of The Third National Festival of LGBT History:   6.30pm – Food and refreshments to get the evening started 6.45pm – Introduction 6.50pm – Heroic Architects of the 1967 Act by Andrew Lumsden ...
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm Curzon Building
Where and when was the world’s first Black Lesbian and Gay Centre opened? Here, in Britain, back in the turbulent 80s of Thatcherism, AIDS, and Section 28. Under Your Nose documents the struggles to set up this safe space. UNMUTED has teamed up with Birmingham City University’s Black Studies Research Cluster and LGBT+ Staff Network, together with the University of ...
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm Park and Dare Theatre
An intimate evening with Wales’ favourite playwright and actor Frank Vickery. Expect lots of laughter, and a rare insight into the thoughts of a genius playwright! Frank, and a small cast of hand-picked actors, will perform stripped-back, script-in-hand excerpts from some of his most memorable plays and will also give a fascinating insight into the story lines and themes they ...
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm Park & Dare Theatre
Celebrating LGBT History Month An intimate evening with Wales’ favourite playwright and actor Frank Vickery. Expect lots of laughter, and a rare insight into the thoughts of a genius playwright! Frank, and a small cast of hand-picked actors, will perform stripped-back, script-in-hand excerpts from some of his most memorable plays and will also give a fascinating insight into the story ...
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace
Adults-only evening at Banqueting House exploring the stories of King James I and his male favourites. Featuring live performance, talks, demonstrations, music and drinking. “Elizabeth was King, now James is Queen” Remembered today for the King James Bible and the gunpowder plot, James I is less well-known for his popular nickname ‘Queen James’. His succession of male favourites wielded their ...
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm Penthouse Suite, above the Loft Lounge
Pink Sou’westers 8th annual Queer Quiz for LGBT History Month. Penthouse Suite above the Loft Lounge, Bromsgrove St, B5 6RG. Explore, expand or show off your knowledge of all things LGBT, from the past right up to the present, with questions to suit everyone’s interests including music, politics, local, popular culture and more. All welcome, come alone (we’ll find you ...
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm York Minster
A talk by Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall. The question as to whether LGBT people can have faith has often led to polarised arguments, with some people losing sight of God. In this lecture, Ruth will explore the range of views on the issue and will discuss some productive ways forward towards creating an inclusive, modern Christian movement. Tickets: ...
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm The Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
To bring an end to the wonderful LGBT+ History Months events we have a chilled and friendly game of Bingo with loads of lovely sweet and chocolately prizes.
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm City Screen
In this gender-bending thriller, three bullied teenage girls are faced with a seismic shift when they discover a curious planet. It is home to a mysterious, magical plant that, when consumed, temporarily transforms them into boys. Not only does their gender change, but the world around them, and their response to it, is also profoundly altered. Ultimately, a tangle of ...
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm BEIS Conference Centre
The CSRA Conference is our annual headline event where you can hear from some great speakers – both LGBT people and allies – working inside and outside the Civil Service. Every year we run a conference for LGBT civil servants exploring issues affecting the Civil Service, the LGBT community at large, and beyond. Save the date The CSRA Conference will ...
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Clarion Housing Association
Following on from our previous #BeYourself events, Victim Support is joining Equal Approach and Action for Children again for a special LGBT History Month 2017 event. When: Thursday 23 February from 12.30pm – 3pm Where: Clarion’s Housing Association, 2, St Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG Book tickets now This is a FREE networking and panel event to celebrate the diversity ...
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm Paisley Museum
Steven Thomson, Creative Director of Outspoken Arts and producer of the former Glasgay! festival explores the significant history and work of the festival which has now transitioned into a year round programme under the banner of Outspoken Arts Scotland. He invites us to look to the future and asks what it means to be LGBT outside of our cities.
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre, Ninewells Hospital
As part of the University of Dundee medical school’s LGBT History month, playwright Jo Clifford will be speaking at the Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre on the 23rd February. Open to all.
Feb 23 @ 5:15 pm University of Birmingham
The Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed more than 10 years ago to allow trans people to legally change their gender. However, very little is currently known about the effects of this legal framework on trans people’s decision making and their engagement with this specific law. In this talk, Flora Renz will consider some of the key problematic aspects of ...
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Transgender Matters - with Henry Poultney who works at Freedom Youth in Bristol
Thursday 23 February 2017 from 6pm-7.30pm at Southmead Hospital. This session will focus on issues for young Trans people.
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Surrey History Centre
Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey’s LGBT organisation for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be talks from Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey, Surrey Heritage and Outline and a behind the scenes tour of Surrey History Centre. We will also be ...
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm GMB Euston
Hosted by GMB Shout (LGBT+) London and LGBT Labour: With our activist and political guest speakers – Emily Brothers (MP), Peter Purton (activist), Tom Copley (London Assembly Member) – we’ll be exploring: – what it means to be a ‘citizen’ or ‘subject’ in Britain today – whether and how this has affected our sexualities and gender identities, and our LGBT+ ...
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm P/L/001
University of York Liberal Democrats host a talk and Q&A with Baroness Lynne Featherstone, former MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Equalities. Now a Peer in the House of Lords, Baroness Featherstone tells her unique inside story of recent LGBTQ political activism – as a champion of equality, an advocate of LGBTQ rights, and a fundamental ...
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm CGL 184
Being oppressed yourself does not mean you are incapable of oppressing others: far from it. LGBT people have had to struggle against bigotry and oppression for generations. It is tragic that we inflict and ignore injustice in our own ranks. Join us for an evening of talks & presentations exploring discrimination experienced from within our own communities as well as ...
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm University of Winchester (St Alphege Building room 004)
The annual Hampshire Pride Symposium, sponsored by the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Winchester, will this year feature two excellent papers on two quite different part of LGBT history; Gabby Storey will discuss lesbianism in the nineteenth century, and Karl Alvestad will explore masculinity and hetronormativity of the Viking Age.
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm St Pauls Church Hall,
Kent Community Health NHS Trust in conjunction with Schools Out UK and CCCU Staff LGBTQ Network bring you an evening of entertainment with a light supper….test your knowleldge with the quiz, sit back and enjoy some poetry readings from contributors to the Febulous February anthology and we have guest appearance from Professor Sue Sanders creator of LGBT History Month providing ...
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
2017 marks 50 years since a homosexual act was decriminalised in England and Wales. Scotland would follow much later in 1980 and Northern Ireland in 1982. Recent governments have made huge changes in their treatment of LGBT people with progressive legislation and the general public attitude/opinion has shifted dramatically. Which leads us to ask – Have we really achieved equality? ...
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Gays The Word
Spacegirl Pukes Written by Katy Watson Illustrated by Vanda Carter Join us at Gay’s the Word to celebrate the reissue of one of our favourite LGBT+ children’s books, the delightful and intrepid Spacegirl Pukes! Spacegirl is getting ready to blast off into outer space. On no – she starts to feel queasy. Bleurg! Spacegirl is sick! Will her mission be ...
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Basement, City Screen
Celebrate LGBT History Month with an evening of music and spoken word from a fantastic lineup of local performers: – JJ Langley: York-based queer singer/songwriter performing a medley of covers and heartfelt originals. – Waifs and Strays: York-based musical trio with guests give a home to songs they like to perform. – Jaime Bolzern: Self-penned songs and spoken word, as ...
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm The Museum & Art Gallery, Derby Museums
As part of Derbyshire’s LGBT History Month Celebrations LGB-QWERTY is back! Join us on Friday 24th February at Derby Museums for the first of a series of special events planned throughout the year at various venues across Derby. Featuring performances by New Life Linez Lord Illusion Kevin Jackson Poetry Phrase Goblinz’ Benjamin Knight Miss Dee Zasterous And more to be ...
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm DG/125,
Lavender linguistics gives a unique narrative on sexuality, romanticity, gender identity and their interaction with our everyday language practices. This one day event will include 6 slots for speakers on language, sexuality, and gender identities. Come along to learn about and rethink your language and that of society, at present and across time. Want to share your knowledge on LGBTQ ...
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Bar Upstairs)
LGBT History Month: Invitation to “The Argonauts” Reading Session In order to honour LGBT History Month, you are invited to a reading group session on Maggie Nelson’s novel “The Argonauts” (first published in 2015), organized in association with the Interdisciplinary Gender Research Group. “The Argonauts” is a genre-bending memoir, a work of “auto theory” offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking ...
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm London School of Economics and Political Science
A documentary film screening, courtesy of Channel 4, first screened in 1997 to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, nicknamed ‘William’, which legalised sex between males aged 21 and over.
Feb 24 @ 6:15 pm Phoenix Cinema Leicester
As part of the university’s celebration of LGBT+ History Month, we are distributing free tickets to staff and students to see Moonlight at the Phoenix Cinema. Barry Jenkins’ directorial tour-de-force tells the coming-of-age story of Chiron, a young gay black man growing up in Miami. Don’t miss this spectacular, intimate, and startlingly intense film, winner of the 2016 Golden Globe ...
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Derby Museum and Art Gallery
As part of Derbyshire’s LGBT History Month Celebrations LGB-QWERTY is back! Join us on Friday 24th February at Derby Museums for the first of a series of special events planned throughout the year at various venues across Derby. Featuring performances by New Life Linez Lord Illusion Kevin Jackson Poetry Phrase Goblinz’ Benjamin Knight Miss Dee Zasterous And more to be ...
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm St.Helens Central Library
Following on from a 2 week residency in St.Helens libraries, we are delighted that Iain Stringer Works will be premiering this new work during LGBT History Month 2017.
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Twin Pines Coffee House
Speaker/Discussion – The union’s history of fighting for LGBT+ inclusion Social – Bar, nibbles, awesome coffee! Planning – What do we want from the new network? Ground floor wheelchair-accessible Non members and support staff all welcome
Feb 25 all-day Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire Pride is space for all of Hampshire to join together and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and more community. We welcome young and old, people who see themselves as part of the community and people who are proud of their friends and family. Once again the University is hosting the Pride Parade Assembly at The Stripe before the ...
Feb 25 all-day LGBT Foundation
Presented by Dr Lee R J Middlehurst and Dawn Pomfret. In this talk Quentin Crisp is re-conceived as a transgender icon noting his experiences and similarities with the 1960s transgender riots in America. Linking with this are the present-day misunderstandings of the variations of transgender identities.
Feb 25 @ 12:00 am – Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm Millennium Gallery & The Hubs
A weekend of events, socialising, history, performance, reflection, solidarity and entertainment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Lancashire Archives
As part of OUTing the Past: Preston we are running a free one hour workshop in collaboration with P.Soup CIC. From experienced creative writers to complete novices, all are welcome. Join us to use LGBT related historic records as inspiration for creativity. From the tale of Isaac Hitchin’s Molly House to the female husband, the stories of our forebears are ...
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Lancashire Archives
Join us for OUTing the Past: Preston 2017, and help us to celebrate LGBT History Month in Lancashire. As well as opportunities for creativity, there will be an information market place, exhibitions of historic records held at Lancashire Archives, and a range of presentations on LGBT History (please see individual event listings). For a grand finale we welcome back the ...
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum of Wales
‘Who’s Queer Now/’ A day of conversations about the worlds of Doctor Who and their impact on LGBT people on Saturday 25th February. Guest panellists include Russell T Davies, Bethany Black and Gareth David Lloyd with more to be announced. Tickets are £5 – find out more information and get your tickets here http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/pridecymru Plus an exclusive offer from Glee ...
Feb 25 @ 11:35 am – 11:55 am Lancashire Archives
For OUTing the Past: Preston Jeff Evans will give a presentation about the first reliable longitudinal survey of indicatable criminal prosecution of inter-male sex yet undertaken. Places for the presentations are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.   
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Lancashire Archives
For OUTing the Past: Preston Katie Hutchinson joins us to give a presentation about how rock music has long been a voice for minority groups, this includes the trans and gender variant community. From lyrics in songs from Lou Reed and the Kinks to blurring gender stereotypes in image (Bowie, New York Dolls etc), through to trans pioneers such as ...
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Positive East
A fun, inclusive LGBT health and wellbeing fayre with stalls, information, activities, film screenings and panel discussions.
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Burnley Central Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 25 @ 12:35 pm – 12:55 pm Lancashire Archives
As a change to the original programme, Mac MaCarthy of the University of Central Lancashire will be giving a presentation on LGBT and Chinese history and culture. This presentation explores how LGBT people have been woven into ancient Chinese stories to modern attitudes to LGBT relationships.   
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:20 pm Lancashire Archives
The Young People’s Service, Proud Youth R Out in the Bay and Lancashire Archives have joined together to get creative using a collection of LGBT related historic records held at Lancashire Archives as inspiration. This is your chance to hear some of the work they have produced that will hopefully inspire others and give a unique perspective on stories from ...
Feb 25 @ 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm Lancashire Archives
In this presentation for OUTing the Past: Preston, Paul Amann will look at the development of Kop Outs from a time when being LGBT and a football fan appeared mutually exclusive through to the development of a club recognised fan group helping enable LGBT fans to attend matches in confidence. Places for the presentations are limited so please book early to ...
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm effraspace
Join Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt and Pinter & Martin to celebrate the launch of Sarah and Rachel’s new book, Pride and Joy. The event includes a welcome drink, author reading, Q&A and book signing. The admission price of £5 can be redeemed against Pride and Joy or any other Pinter & Martin book on the night. There have always been ...
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Burnley Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 25 @ 2:05 pm – 2:25 pm Lancashire Archives
Jan’s archives of the Lesbian Information Service (1987-1999) and Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale GALYIC (1999-2011) were donated along with an extensive library to Lancashire Archives in 2012. Jan Bridget’s presentation for OUTing the Past: Preston looks at the wealth of information it contains and how it would be useful not only to researchers but to schools and others ...
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm People's History Museum
The first talk in a new series of bi events for Manchester is on Bi History. Our speaker is prominent bi activist Jen Yockney MBE. Jen has worked on giving bisexual communities support and a voice for the past twenty plus years. In 2016 she was the first ‘Mx’ to appear in the Queen’s Honour List and the first to ...
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm Showroom Workstation
Put on some music! Turn on the 8 Track! Grab your golden go-go boots and pull the wig down from the shelf because ‘internationally ignored song stylist’ Hedwig is in town! Grab yourself a ticket and suddenly you’ll be swept away by the one-off story of ‘a slip of a girly boy’ from East Germany, reinvented as punk rock star ...
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum
There’s no such thing as normal! Come along to an event specially curated by the young people from My Normal, an arts based project aiming to give LGBTQ+ youth safe spaces & a bigger voice in Oxfordshire. Art, workshops and performance.
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CoolTan Arts
Celebrate LGBT History Month at CoolTan Arts! We will be screening a selection of films spanning from 1967 to the present day. These will include Trans and Queer shorts, and Polari. Kindly sponsored by Southwark LGBT Network, The Metro and Southwark Council
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm London School of Economics
Fifty years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Dean Atta, Neil Bartlett and Maureen Duffy talk about how changing attitudes to homosexuality have been reflected in literature and performance. Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and he was named one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by ...
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Augustine United Church
Looking at the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and the message of the Bible as a whole, this workshop will explore the messages the Bible has for people of all genders and sexualities (and none!). Hosted by Our Tribe, the LGBTQI welcoming and affirming ministry at Augustine United Church and facilitated by ​Rev. Kate Harford, Ecumenical Chaplain, Oxford Brookes University.
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm Conway Hall
Citizens of Queeropolis lend me your dancing shoes! Lana Pillay (Star of Eat the Rich and the Comic Strip Presents) requests your presence for a showcase of top entertainers. Featuring headliner and 80s chart topper SONIA, Mary Portas, LGBT Poet Laurette Trudy Howson, The Beyonce Experience, David Ryder Prangley and DJs Alexander Price and Jason Prince. Dress Code – Civic ...
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm Guildhall Winchester
A fine night of Cabaret and Disco to celebrate another Hampshire Pride! Doors open at 7.30, fun begins at 8! Tickets just £4 and available from See Tickets prior or Hampshire Pride on the day. Please note, you need to purchase your tickets before the evening to gain entry, there will be no option to buy on the door! Be ...
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm The Arts House
Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. Twenty years from his death, his standing has never been higher. And yet he remains a contradictory figure: a self-effacing exhibitionist, a well-to-do RAF child who embraced the possibilities of punk. For decades, he was a thorn in the establishment’s side and yet ...
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm CoolTan Arts
Celebrate LGBT History Month at CoolTan Arts! Join the fun with a huge range of stellar performances from Mzz Kimberley, Frankie Sinatra, Gusher, Elivis PressMe, Phoenix Fag Butt, Sam Henwood, DJ Fioxi and DJ Vesuvio. Bar and food available. Come and share support and information with Southwark LGBT Network and Mental Health organisations. Bring and share your ideas for a ...
Feb 26 all-day People's History Museum
Day-long bi history stall from BiPhoria and Bisexual History Project as part of the LGBT History Month talks & activities at People’s History Museum. Drop on bi
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The People's History Museum
Discover how the history of gender and sexuality has been affected by society, politics and activism over the past 200 years.  
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm The People's History Museum
  January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medial misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent. 50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide.  This progress was inevitable, and there were steps back as well as forward.   Throughout 2017 we will host a series of ...
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The People's History Museum
Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist, LGBT rights speaker, government relations consultant, and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Board President of the all volunteer Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle’s message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto ...
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The People's History Museum
My extensive library and archives (covering 25 years of activism: Lesbian Information Service and Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale) are available at Lancashire Archives, Preston.  I will show you how to access the collections and introduce their contents.
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The People's History Museum
Peter Purton is a former Equal Rights Policy Officer at the TUC, where he led on work around LGBT and disability issues. Peter will discuss the largely untold story of trade unions’ role in the fight for LGBT equality and expects to publish a book on the subject this year.
Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm The People's History Museum
Did you know that the People’s History Museum has the largest collection of banners in the world? And that we are the world’s expert in conserving them?  As part of our Never Going Underground season, in 2017 we have a special banner hang featuring banners used by organisations fighting for LGBT+ rights.
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The People's History Museum
Rock music has long been a voice for minority groups. Join Kate Hutchinson for a whirlwind journey through the history of trans and gender variant representation in music, exploring how it has helped in changing attitudes and bringing awareness.  From lyrics in songs from Lou Reed and the Kinks to blurring gender stereotypes in image, through to trans pioneers such ...
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The People's History Museum
The Hall-Carpenter Archives consist of around 2000 boxes of material relating to LGBT activism in the UK. Join archivist Gillian Murphy to uncover photographs from early gay demonstrations in the 1970s, organised by the Gay Liberation Front.
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Reason Coffee Shop and Bookstore
Join local authors Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt as they celebrate the release of their new book ‘Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and parents’. This book brings together more than 70 interviews with LGBT parents and their children to shed light on issues including gender roles, dealing with the school system and maintaining an LGBT identity as ...
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Brixton Library
Have you ever thought about ‘creative writing’? As Black Gay men it’s important that we document and celebrate our own stories. Whether you’ve started to write, stopped, or just thinking about it please come along to discuss, write, and learn some tips.
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The People's History Museum
Female same sex acts have never been outlawed in the UK (at least in civilian society). It’s sometimes suggested that this was because Queen Victoria didn’t believe such a thing existed. But how true is this theory? Join Jenny White to explore historical beliefs about female biology and sexual desire, and examine how lesbian lives were policed in laws designed to tie women to ...
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows are hosting a film night featuring: Cloudburst This hilarious lesbian road movie co-stars Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs. ...
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows presents Cloudburst. This hilarious lesbian road movie co-stars Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella ...
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The People's History Museum
Andrew Dineley is the Creative Director of Soft Octopus Design Studio and has worked with the health, education and charity sectors for three decades, designing many acclaimed public health campaigns, including Liverpool’s first HIV/AIDS materials in the 1980s, when he was employed by the NHS. He now writes about design and runs his own creative studio in Liverpool. He was also responsible ...
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Join us for the fifth edition of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ history club. This session will feature a presentation from Tom Sargeant from Brighton Ourstory, reflecting on the work of this pionering archive, which we are very much looking forward to. In the second part of the session the young people from “Into the Outside: Building a Contemporary Queer Youth Archive” photoworks ...
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The People's History Museum
Trade Unions have been at the forefront of campaigns to change equality law, contractual rights and workplace practices on LGBT equality – a role that is not always acknowledged, with the media quick to portray unions as concerned with narrow self-interest. Following the Brexit vote and other political upheavals, many feel as though we are in uncharted waters, with prejudice ...
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The People's History Museum
In 2017 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Act of Parliament which partially decriminalised homosexuality between men. Lesbians (never having been illegal) were not officially part of that story – but their rather different struggles and triumphs also deserve to be remembered. This presentation uncovers lesbian life in the 1960s.
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Thee People's History Museum
For tactical reasons, when the police were still crawling all over us and jailing thousands of us each year, LGBT campaigners in Britain had to move forward secretly behind a shield of S for ‘straight’ famous figures, ranging from Bishops to Aristocrats. We can now praise openly the lesbians, bis, trans and gays who, with far more courage than is now demanded of ...
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The People's History Museum
‘Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order. The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all.” A lively conversation in costume with Frances Power Cobbe (b.1822), an Irish feminist, journalist and political activist, and Mary Lloyd (b 1819), a Welsh artist. They met in Rome, Italy and were partners ...
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Princess Louise Pub
What did Rimbaud and Virginia Woolf ‘s lot get up to? How does our experience now compare? Let’s talk about it. LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson explores through poetry, prose and personal experience. Sex & Sensibility. Then and Now.
Feb 26 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm York Art Gallery
Drop in to make performance art at York Art Gallery in this unique and exciting community project. An opportunity for participants to come and explore the artworks from a queer perspective and make their own work from them. Come and have fun with masks, drapes, storytelling, drama, singing, drag, materials, contact improvisation, clowning, percussion, paints, food and anything else you ...
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre, Ninewells Hospital
As part of the University of Dundee medical school’s LGBT History month, Brian Dempsey, Lecturer, on a Scottish history of LGBTi. Open to all.
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Gallery, Greenwich West Community and Arts Centre
As part of our LGBT History Month celebrations we will be hearing from the women who have shaped METRO both in the past and present. Panel Discussion Kate Brown, METRO’s first Chair in 1983 Mary Rogan, METRO’s Volunteer Coordinator 2001 – 2014 Gwen Bryan, METRO’s current Vice Chair Jackie Foley, METRO’s current Clinical Projects Manager Followed by a drinks reception.
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Bacon’s paintings of the immediate post-war period include several works that explore the spaces and experiences of queer intimacy. Dr Greg Salter, University History of Art Lecturer examines these works, exploring Bacon’s sense of being at home in London before homosexuality was decriminalised in 1967.