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.

Feb
5
Mon
Free Screening of Moonlight @ University of Hertfordshire
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free Screening of Moonlight @ University of Hertfordshire

The Equality Office is screening the Oscar winning film Moonlight, which chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
14
Wed
Queer Animation @ University of Hertfordshire
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Queer Animation @ University of Hertfordshire | England | United Kingdom

Come and celebrate LGBTHM by coming to see some of the best and most cutting-edge queer animation from all over the world. With films from Israel to New York to Egypt these stories will inspire and entertain you! All Welcome. No booking necessary.

Feb
15
Thu
The Purple List…a gay dementia venture / Rainbow Cafe Launch, Brighton @ Brooke Mead
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Purple List...a gay dementia venture / Rainbow Cafe Launch, Brighton @ Brooke Mead

Come along and find out more about the new Rainbow Café that will be run by LGBT Switchboard Brighton and Hove. We will be launching the group with the play ‘The Purple List – a gay dementia venture’. The play will be followed by a Q&A and a free buffet lunch.

OUT! @ The Curve
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm
OUT! @ The Curve

Come out and celebrate LGBT History Month in Slough.
Music, talks, performances and cake! All welcome.
Organised by Spectrum – LGBTQ youth group.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An hour & 15 minutes duration.

Only 12 spaces per session

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

Feb
20
Tue
Restorative Women’s Circle @ The PHIL STARR PAVILION
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm
Restorative Women’s Circle @ The PHIL STARR PAVILION | England | United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

An hour & 15 minutes duration.

Only 12 spaces per session

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

Celebrating Strong Sisterhood @ Phil Starr Pavilion
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrating Strong Sisterhood @ Phil Starr Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Join our panel of inspirational women as they debate their authentic understanding of sharing strength, compassion and discussing ways of collectively repairing the harm caused by an unequal society by listening to women’s voices and lived experiences.

The panel will consist of very different women who will take questions from the floor and discuss intersectional experiences of prejudice and how the strength of collective effort can build tangible resilience across our superdiverse communities.

Our panel discussion will be chaired by Cllr. Emma Daniel, Lead Member for Brighton & Hove City Council’s Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equality committee.

We invite you to join in to look at, discuss and explore practical and sustainable ways of making positive change in our city.

Free

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

Feb
21
Wed
Voices @ BHASVIC
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day
Voices @ BHASVIC

Our A-Level students have been working really hard for several months to prepare ‘Voices’, a show designed to commemorate and celebrate 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, through text and song, in the words of some of our most famous playwrights, singers and comedians.

If you haven’t had a chance to get your ticket, don’t forget to do so now!

Discounts are available for groups of 4.

7:15pm for 7:30 start in the BHASVIC Theatre, plus Saturday Matinee at 2:15pm

£7.50 • £4.50 concessions

Tickets available online from ticketsource.co.uk/bhasvicevents and on the door

LGBTQ Day of Celebration and Information @ Newington Community Centre
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A day for the LGBTQ community and allies to join together in a day of celebration and information-sharing. Speakers, stalls, music & dance and a prize-winning quiz will all make for a fabulous event. Organised by Newington Wellbeing Network in Ramsgate, Kent.

Asylum in the UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system @ John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asylum in the UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system @ John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University | United Kingdom

Antonia Bright, national spokesperson of the Movement for Justice (MFJ), will facilitate a conversation with MFJ LGBT+ refugees, including Aisha Shumazzi, about their experience of the asylum system.

LGBT+ relationships are illegal in 74 countries around the world. In 13 of those countries being gay is punishable with death (Independent 2016). Many people come to the UK seeking a new life free from these prejudices. MFJ represents and protests on behalf of the UK asylum seekers and has done extensive work with LGBT+ asylum seekers.

Issues up for discussion include why the fight for immigrant rights and against the use of detention centres is important, and what role LGBT+ people are playing in the movement.

Feb
22
Thu
A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre
Feb 22 all-day
A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre

Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey’s LGBT organisation for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be talks about popular 1920s and 1930s music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, Surrey History Centre and Outline.
Surrey Heritage will also be showcasing historical LGBT documents from our archives (which are housed in 6 miles of shelving in our strongrooms!). There will be relevant displays and an LGBT film on loop from the Independent Cinema Office.
We will also be joined by a whole host of Surrey community organisations with information displays and stands: Surrey and Borders Partnership, Fostering and Adoption Service, Phoenix Cultural Centre, Surrey Libraries, Surrey Police LGBT+ plus more to be confirmed!
Free, no booking required.

The Ice King + Director Q&A @ Duke's At Komedia
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ice King + Director Q&A @ Duke's At Komedia | England | United Kingdom

After the screening we’ll be joined by director James Erskine for a Q&A.

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian at a time when homosexuality wasn’t even fully legal. Toxic yet charming, rebellious yet elitist, emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy, ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, he was a man forever on the run – from his father’s ghost, his country and himself. The Ice King is a searing documentary about a lost cultural icon, and a story of art, sport, sexuality and rebellion.

Click here to see the trailer

A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Cup of LGBT History @ Surrey History Centre

Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey’s LGBT organisation for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be talks about popular 1920s and 1930s music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, Surrey History Centre and Outline.
Surrey Heritage will also be showcasing historical LGBT documents from our archives (which are housed in 6 miles of shelving in our strongrooms!). There will be relevant displays and an LGBT film on loop from the Independent Cinema Office.
We will also be joined by a whole host of Surrey community organisations with information displays and stands: Surrey and Borders Partnership, Phoenix Cultural Centre, Surrey Libraries, Surrey Police LGBT+ plus more to be confirmed!
Free, no booking required.

Mar
6
Tue
Identity – open mic poetry night @ The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Identity – open mic poetry night @ The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University | United Kingdom

Exploring the themes of this year’s Oxford Human Rights Festival (Identity) and LGBT+ History Month (Geography: mapping the world), we invite local poets and Oxford Brookes students to read and perform work inspired by the themes – either by themselves or by other poets.

This event marks the opening of Identity, an exhibition in the Glass Tank and centrepiece of the 16th annual Oxford Human Rights Festival.

Refreshments provided

This event is a collaboration between The Poetry Centre, the Oxford Human Rights Festival and Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum.

Mar
7
Wed
LGBT+ Movie Night – Call Me By Your Name @ The Thameside Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm
LGBT+ Movie Night - Call Me By Your Name @ The Thameside Theatre

To celebrate LGBT History month, we have the great pleasure in screening Call Me By Your Name.
All LGBT+ people, friends and allies come and join us and watch this fantastic film that critics are calling “a masterful coming-of-age tale.”

May
10
Thu
Dry Room @ The Warren
May 10 @ 5:45 pm – May 12 @ 5:15 pm
Dry Room @ The Warren

A cross-disciplinary piece combines dance, live music and conceptual arts. Following its premiere at the World Stage Design 2017, the show begins its UK tour.

Inspired by Surrealism, Tanztheater and Psychological research, the story follows three children who are the survivors of childhood trauma. To escape from their haunting experience, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and encounter many demons of the past.

The show is about childhood struggles, friendship, identity and love. It features Italian composer Giovanni Sollima’s most heartbreaking cello piece ALONE.

May
12
Sat
Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars @ Surrey History Centre
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars @ Surrey History Centre

Stephen Bourne presents an engaging and informative talk about some of the gay men who are featured in his latest book, Fighting Proud – The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars. In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, Stephen unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and on the Home Front. He brings to light the great and previously unrecognised contribution they made to the war effort. Among those featured are the Battle of Britain hero Ian Gleed, bandleader Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson, PC Harry Daley and Noel Coward. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
Tickets: £5.
Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
Please book a place online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.