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

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

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

Accessibility: Baby changing, Hearing loop, Wheelchair access

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

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

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

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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

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

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

9:30: Welcome

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

10:45: Break

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

12:00: Lunch Break

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

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

16:00: Break

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out her sounds below:

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

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

See you at Wharf.

TICKETS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wheelchair accessible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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

Come and support the team!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LGBT History Month Club Launch

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

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

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

NATALIA
TAMI
SAYANG
LE TEQUE

+ DRAG PERFORMERS

Safer Spaces Policy

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

Love and solidarity, Here and queer,

HousePLAY
xxx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details and bookings: www.yorkshirerelishdining.co.uk

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

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

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

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

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carol (2015) on 35mm @ Hyde Park Picture House
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm
Carol (2015) on 35mm @ Hyde Park Picture House

Alongside Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country, Carol is one of our favourite love stories of the past ten years.

Haynes sophisticated and dreamy film about a young photographer who develops a relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York captures perfectly the exhilaration of falling in love, whatever your age.

DIRECTOR: Todd Haynes
DETAILS: US, 2015, 118mins, 15
STARRING: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson
F-RATED: Yes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Watermelon Woman @ Showroom Cinema
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Watermelon Woman @ Showroom Cinema

Revelatory and revolutionary, The Watermelon Woman is a story about creating your own history. Writer and director Cheryl Dunye is Cheryl, a video store clerk and filmmaker who in her search for some decent films about women of colour stumbles across a woman in an old film, credited simply as ‘The Watermelon Woman,’ and sets out on a quest to find her. A funny, fruity and refreshing story that combines fiction and real life as Cheryl’s search uncovers a host of African American Hollywood actors previously ignored by history where personal and political, real and imagined love stories abound – I’ve had the hots for you since the minute I first saw you shelving tapes…

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

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

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

Feb
20
Tue
Leeds City Council LGBT+ Staff Network Roadshow @ Kirkgate Market Event Space
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Leeds Owlies – LGBT+ Awards Evening @ Marriot Hotel
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Leeds Owlies - LGBT+ Awards Evening @ Marriot Hotel

Following round one of nominations for the awards over 12 categories in December; and round two of shortlisting the top five in each category in January, the Owlies Awards Evening is an event of glitter, glamour and excitement where the winners will finally be revealed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pride Flag Quiz: Green @ Northern Monk Brew Co
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Pride Flag Quiz: Green @ Northern Monk Brew Co

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

Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre

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

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

Feb
22
Thu
Pop-Up Cafe @ Leeds Civic Hall Antechamber
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come along to the antechamber at Civic Hall for delicious snacks and tasty lunches, plus, find out more about the council’s LGBT+ activities (Please note: this event is restricted to council staff and visitors with a Civic Hall access pass)

Fritha Jenkins (in response to the legacy of Edna Lumb): Aggregate @ Leeds Arts University
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm

Interdisciplinary contemporary artist, Fritha Jenkins, has developed a performance practice in response to the legacy of Edna Lumb which aims to resolve Lumb’s historical oversight and rescue the feminist core of her aesthetics. As Lumb’s archivist, Jenkins has had unprecedented access to Lumb’s papers, artworks and thinking, and has developed sculptural and performative investigations into materials such as aggregate and river-water. Jenkins was recently interviewed as ‘Artist of the Month’ on Axis Web.

‘Aggregate’ will constitute an experimental, in-dialogue, rotating research show drawing on the legacies of the industrial paintings of Lumb. A primary aim is to highlight the intergenerational aspects of this dialogue, reintroducing Lumb’s work to a contemporary art audience, and exploring ideas around feminism, queer sexualities, and northern industrial archaeology using the metaphor of aggregate.

Leeds Frontrunners – Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leeds Frontrunners - Mid-Week Run @ Roundhay Fox

Inclusive running group – mixed group; all levels

Strikeback Kickboxing @ Harehills Primary School
Feb 22 @ 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Strikeback Kickboxing @ Harehills Primary School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
24
Sat
LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum

Celebrate LGBT History Month 2018 at Leeds City Museum with our FREE programme of films, stalls, activities and talks on Saturday 24th February 11am til 3pm.

All are welcome to come along and get involved!

Stalls from various LGBT groups will be set up in the Museum from 11am.

The event will also include:

– talks from Trans Leeds and West Yorkshire Queer Stories
– a great programme of short films about queer history
– craft workshops for everyone: cushion making, postcard printing and more
– a pop-up history exhibition; please bring your queer history memorabilia

LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum, Broderick Hall and Denny Room
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum, Broderick Hall and Denny Room | England | United Kingdom

Celebrate LGBT History Month hosted by the Leeds Queer Film Festival team. We’ll be curating a day of activities at Leeds City Museum and launching our 2018 film festival programme. See website for more details: https://www.leedsqueerfilmfestival.co.uk/lgbt-history-month-at-leeds-city-mu

facebook.com/Lqfilmfest
twitter.com/LeedsQueerFilm
instagram.com/leedsqueerfilm

Venue is wheelchair accessible. For full access info please see http://bit.ly/2DkFuWu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Film Screening – Pride @ The Millennium Gallery
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening - Pride @ The Millennium Gallery | England | United Kingdom

Join us after hours at the Millennium Gallery for a screening of the film PRIDE, followed by a very special Q&A.

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

The film will be will be followed by a very special Q&A with Welsh Miner and activist Dai Donovan and former Sheffield city councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, and Kate Flannery representing the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and Friends of Edward Carpenter.

This screening of the film is part of LGBT History Month and Museums Sheffield’s 2018 Protest & Activism season marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act.

Pride is suitable only for people aged 15 and older. No one younger than 15 will be admitted.

Tickets £6, please book in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
28
Wed
Lit Buildings Leeds
Feb 28 all-day
Lit Buildings Leeds

Leeds LGBT History Month 2018 closes with a trail of buildings lit in fantastic rainbow colours (or pink) – a not-to-be-missed photo opportunity! #LeedsLGBTHistory

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

Pop-Up Cafe @ Leeds Civic Hall Antechamber
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come along to the antechamber at Civic Hall for delicious snacks and tasty lunches, plus, find out more about the council’s LGBT+ activities (Please note: this event is restricted to council staff and visitors with a Civic Hall access pass)

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

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

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

Pride Flag Quiz: Blue/Violet @ Northern Monk Brew Co
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Pride Flag Quiz: Blue/Violet @ Northern Monk Brew Co

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

Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Badminton with the Bad Mittens @ Armley Leisure Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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