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 9 – Apr 7 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, ...
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics and Political Science
Press for Change, founded in 1992, campaigned using social education, legal case work, and parliamentary lobbying to successfully change the UK into what is now one of the most transgender-friendly countries in the world. What worked, what didn’t and what is left to be done? Speaker: Stephen Whittle, trans man, activist and Professor of Equalities Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. ...
Jan 12 – Apr 1 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.
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day National Maritime Museum
Mermaids and men exist worldwide in myths and legends: make up transformational merpeople and stories! Part of the Rainbow Week February Half-Term at the National Maritime Museum: this year we will be exploring change and transformation in our collection, with our two free drop-in family workshops. The National Maritime Museum is proud to be a London Hub for The National ...
Jan 15 all-day Arcola Theatre
To celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality the Arcola Queer Collective are delving into the Unfinished Histories and beyond to unearth and present extracts from Queer Theatre, 1967-2017.
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 19 all-day Hackney Attic
Hackney Wotever Monthly Queer night filled with Performance, Visuals and Music! By Wotever World For Hackney Attic Expect the UnExpected, this is an LGBTQ+ event Doors 19:30, with a 20:00 start, event end 22.00 with a chance to stay for a drink and chat til 23.00 Entry: £8 / £6 conc TONIGHT: Film Premiere of As We Are + Show ...
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm Her Upstairs
BOiBOX is back at Her Upstairs for its third installment of Drag King debauchery with hosts Adam All & Apple Derrieres. Come on down for King-sized cabaret with clout. FREE entry, couture entertainment… Starring – Benjamin Butch Brent Would Max Ryder Tommy Boxfire Doors 5 | Show 8 | Free Entry Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622439091395181/ https://www.facebook.com/boibox/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boi_box/ @boi_box Twitter: https://twitter.com/boiboxsoho?lang=en @BoiBoxSoho
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm Victoria Gallery & Museum
“Frida” chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as ...
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 25 – Mar 26 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 ...
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. But how far have we come in the fight for equality? Perfect your Polari in a lesson of language resistance, hear activists at the V&A’s speakers corner and challenge traditional gender definitions by stepping into the Kinsey Scale to find out just how queer you are. The original contemporary ...
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm The Hive
TRIANGLES is an unprecedented, inclusive film that shines an intimate light on a broader community and culture of the Holocaust not previously revealed. The Holocaust was a cruel and inconceivable tragedy. Not only were six million Jews murdered, other groups rarely heard about were also persecuted and killed by the Nazis before, during and after the Holocaust. TRIANGLES allows victims ...
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 – 5:00 pm York Art Gallery
A community day of talks, workshops and ‘scratch’ performances on LGBT*IQ issues put on in response to the Flesh exhibition at York Art Gallery. Tickets: Set price £25 for a day ticket to attend or to book a group stall, or pay what you can afford, from ninakane@btinternet.com Accessibility: baby-changing; wheelchair access.
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm LGBT Foundation
BiPhoria’s quiz night for LGBT History Month.
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 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 7:30 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 @ 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 @ 6:30 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 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 – 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 @ 1:30 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 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm York Explore Library
Rainer tells the story of the long battle for recognition and acceptance in (West) Germany following the defeat of Nazism up to the partial decriminalisation of (male) homosexuality in 1969. Given the battles for recognition and acceptance in other parts of the world right now, can we learn from history and from each other? A free talk as part of ...
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm The Railway Tavern
LGBT in Justice: Chris Park from the Merton LGBT Forum traces UK law on same sex behaviour (mostly male-male) from 1533 to the present day.
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 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 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 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 – 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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
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 @ 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 5:30 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 – 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 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 @ 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 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 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 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Lancaster Library
As part of the National Festival of LGBT History, at Lancaster Library there will be presentations on the Heroic Architects of the 1967 Act by Andrew Lumsden, LGBT History in Chinese Culture by Mac McCarthy; we will also be joined again by PYRO youth group who will be sharing their creative responses to LGBT archives held at Lancashire Archives. Refreshments will be available.
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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 11:35 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 – 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 part of the Being Human Festival in November, The National Archives and London Metropolitan Archives invited 16-25 year olds to take part in a creative workshop with a focus on the targeting and surveillance of LGBTQ+ clubs and meeting places by the government exploring secret police and government files, and newly recorded oral testimony to shed light on LGBTQ+ ...
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 @ 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 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 @ 2:30 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 – 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm Abercrombie Atrium, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University
Exploring the themes of this year’s Oxford Human Rights Festival (HOME: What does home mean to you?) and LGBT History Month (Citizenship, PSHE and Law), we invite local poets Dan Holloway and Ceri Lloyd, and Oxford Brookes students to read and perform work inspired by the themes – either by themselves or by other poets. This event marks the opening ...
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Lounge (Roger Kirk Centre)
Test your knowledge of LGBT history with this fun pub quiz, including Disco Bingo! Prizes to be won! Tickets: Free, but suggested donation to York LGBT History Month. Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access
Feb 28 all-day Contact organiser for details
A day of events, workshops, seminars and screenings hosted by the University of York Students’ Union LGBTQ Network and International Students Association’s Global Week. Tickets: lgbtq@yusu.org Accessibility: Contact organiser for details
Feb 28 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Room 3, 5th Floor, Roscoe Building
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-with-the-proud-trust-tickets-30453767037 To close our schedule of events for LGBT History Month we have invited Louise O’Neill from The Proud Trust, Manchester’s LGBT+ youth organisation, to run an engaging and interactive workshop. This workshop will cover why LGBT+ young people need help, the work The Proud Trust do, the volunteering opportunities they have ...
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum, entry via Robinson Close
Join us for a screening followed by a panel discussion of cult classic, Paris is Burning (1990, Director Jennie Livingston). Synopsis: New York 1987, in a nightclub in Harlem young gay black men get ready for the competitive dance called “Vogueing”, which combines the acrobatic character of break-dancing with moves based on fashion models’ poses.
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm The Royal Society
The Royal Society will celebrate LGBT History Month with a keynote address by Sir Dermot Turing. The theme for 2017 is Citizenship, PSHE and Law as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. Continuing the theme of the 2016 Royal Society Diversity Conference of creating inclusive environments, the programme will look ...
Mar 3 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberration presents ‘Blast from the Past’ with live music, theatre, talks and raffle. Including… Singer Ciaran O’Driscoll as seen on The Voice. ‘The Devils in Human Shape’ by Tom Marshman – whispers from the past. Norena Shopland on the gaps in women’s history. Archibald Tactful (Rachael Clerke): cement-lover, experimental dancer. Amy Daniel and Harry Heuser on eccentric collector George Powell ...
Mar 8 all-day Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sharing/training event for gallery & museum learning staff, arts officers, artists and others exploring best practice developing audiences and participants in the visual arts from LGBT communities. Contributions from Tullie House Museum & Gallery and People’s History Museum, Manchester
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm Three Minute Theatre, Manchester
A dancer, a dog, a drag queen and a porn star – the ingredients for a wildly funny new play opening in Manchester in March 2017. Dancing, a comedy set in a Manchester gay house-share, opens at Three Minute Theatre, Manchester, on 16th March 2017. The play runs 16th-19th March 2017 at Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, Manchester, M1 1JG. ...