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 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 @ 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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 @ 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 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 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 @ 7:30 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 4:05 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 6:30 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 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 @ 8:30 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 @ 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 @ 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 – 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 – 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 @ 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 @ 6:30 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 – 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 – 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 – 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 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 6:00 pm Islington Central Library
Davis Mac-Ayala is a Nigerian LGBT rights activist. He established the Nigerian wing of the British Changing Attitude organisation, which presses for internal reform of the Anglican Communion for further inclusion of Anglican sexual minorities. He has faced stiff opposition from both the religious elite and their lay constituents in Nigeria, which is a heavily conservative nation. He has been ...
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm LSE Library
Stuart Feather talks about his involvement in the Gay Liberation Front in the 1970s, which held its first meetings at LSE. The Gay Liberation Front was a revolutionary movement, rejecting traditional campaigning methods. It held ‘think-ins’, organised demonstrations and street theatre. There is also an opportunity to have a look at some GLF archives. Come and find out more. Book ...
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm ‘The Reach’ Community Hub
It’s February. That means its LGBT History Month! To celebrate SwanProud is, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police LGBT Network, holding a FREE event to celebrate and you are all invited! We will also be inviting lots of lovely people that we know. When: Tuesday 28 February 6pm to 9pm (with tea and coffee available from 5.30pm and a trip ...
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm Islington Town Hall
On January 8th 1907, just 100 years before the founding of Translondon, a young German was granted a legal change of gender enabling him to marry his female lover. Valerie Remy recounts how his Memoirs of a Man’s Maiden Years became a milestone in the First Wave of the LGBT+ movement.
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm Royal Albert Hall
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). Set in New York City during the early 1950s, Todd Haynes’ multi-Academy Award nominated Carol tells the story of a forbidden affair between an aspiring young photographer and an older woman. Based on Patricia ...
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm Central Station
Alex Smith, Project Manager will give a presentation outlining this exciting project to collect, archive and explore Islington’s important LGBT heritage. The borough has been home to many ground-breaking organisations, individuals and events that have helped to change the face of LGBT rights and community throughout the 20th and 21st century. Your help is needed in collecting memories and stories ...
Mar 8 @ 7:15 pm Camden People's Theatre
Presented by Scottee Part of Sprint 2017 Scottee is back with a brand new show. Scott grew up around strong, brave and violent men and boys. BRAVADO is his memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by sheep in wolf’s clothing, exploring the graphic nature of maleness. Blood, spit and tears are set against a drunken ...
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm Camden People's Theatre
Presented by Smallest Majority Part of Sprint 2017 ‘The Oppression Games’ is an examination of documented cases of LGBTQ+ hate crimes and a commemoration of those that have fatally suffered in a world obsessed with labelling.
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
It’s Our Birthday! IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!! We turn 12 and, YOU ARE INVITED! Bar Wotever is a space to feel accepted and welcomed, it is a space to have fun, make new friends, meet up with old friends, and forget the worry of the worlds whilst simultaneously making history and fighting for the LGBTQIA’s place within todays world. It’s a ...
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm The Space Arts Cente
Harry Crawford (otherwise known as Eugenia Falleni) stands trial for the murder of his wife. The trial is a farce: the case is filled with false witnesses and Harry’s gender dysphoria is blasted across the newspapers. As the trial continues, Harry’s tragic life-story comes to light. A thrilling true-crime drama, Christopher Bryant’s multi-award-nominated play THE MUTANT MAN puts Transgender themes ...