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 1 – Feb 28 all-day Online
Over the past 40 years the political and societal attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people has changed beyond recognition. Today almost all discriminatory laws and policies have been repealed and equal protection extended into all areas of life. This has been achieved by the dedicated campaigning of LGBT individuals and straight allies who have tirelessly worked to achieve ...
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm Victoria Gallery & Museum
Andrew Fekete arrived at the University of Liverpool in September 1972 to pursue his studies in Architecture. Just fourteen years later he would be dead, his life tragically cut short by an AIDS-related illness. Yet during these few brief years, he embarked on a remarkable voyage of self-discovery through his prolific painting and writing. Out of Time invites you to ...
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm Disability Stockport
Gill will be coming to Stockport to share her research in to the struggle of LGBT Rights and give us a look at the history of same-sex relationships.
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Working Class Movement Library
We are pleased to welcome journalist, writer, broadcaster and researcher Julie Bindel to speak as we mark LGBT History Month. Julie has been active in the global campaign to end violence towards women and children since 1979, and has written extensively on topics such as rape, domestic violence, prostitution and trafficking. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at Lincoln University. ...
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows are hosting a film night featuring the musical comedy:Victor Victoria. This sparkling musical farce boasts terrific turns from Julie Andrews as a starving artist playing a man impersonating a woman with James Garner as a Chicago gangster and Robert Preston as her new best friend. This classic 1982 film romps around 1930s ‘Gay ...
Feb 5 @ 2:30 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows are hosting a film night featuring the musical comedy Victor/Victoria. This sparkling farce boasts terrific turns from Julie Andrews as a starving artist who pretends to be a man impersonating a women, with James Garner as a Chicago gangster and Robert Person as her new best friend. This classic 1982 film romps around ...
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm LGBT Foundation - Manchester
Mind’s Equality Improvement Team, in partnership with MindOut and in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation, are pleased to invite you to the launch of Mind’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer good practice guide. This new publication offers practical guidance for service providers on how to develop LGBTQ+ inclusive services through the implementation of affirmative practices. This guide is the ...
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sandbar
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-showing-breakfast-on-pluto-tickets-30452754007 Join us for our first event for LGBT History Month 2017 to discuss Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe. This novel tells the story of the trans woman Pussy Braden who escapes Ireland in search of her biological mother. Bad luck surrounds her until she moves to London, becomes a prostitute ...
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm The Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
People Like Us Stockport (PLUS) hold a monthly Social night every second wednesday of the month which include a fun pub quiz and socialising with fellow member of the local LGBT Community.
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Beyer Lecture Theatre, Beyer Building
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-showing-breakfast-on-pluto-tickets-30452754007 As part of our schedule of events for LGBT History Month 2017 we’re hosting a screening of Breakfast on Pluto. Set in the 70s, the film tells the story of a young trans woman, Kitten Braden, who has a burning desire to find her mother so moves to London from a ...
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day Contact
A celebration of new transgender performance. Featuring: Kate O’Donnell: Hayley and Me Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper appeared in our living rooms three times a week. Bringing Hayley back into the limelight, Kate O’Donnell’s cabaret takes a nostalgic look at trans history and the impact of this beloved classic character. Expect music, visuals, audience interaction and an iconic anorak. Elijah Harris: ...
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day Contact
Featuring a repertoire ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression. This is a new version of the critically acclaimed show re-staged for Queer Contact Festival 2017 with an 11-piece orchestra. Part of Queer ...
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Devere Hotel Herons Reach
A FREE event for LGB&T young people. A full day of workshops, guest speakers, question time, networking opportunities and entertainment. For more details and to book places contact Laura on 01253 344398 or info@urpotential.co.uk
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Contact
Hosted by Sarah Emmott (Art with Heart) and Rachel Morris (Cosmopolitan). An afternoon of discussion, performance, films and visual art. LGBT young people from across Greater Manchester get together with local organisations, councillors, artists, broadcasters and academics to discuss the issues affecting them from health and politics, to gender, sexuality and family. Guests include George Ikediashi (Le Gateau Chocolat), Maawan ...
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Merseyside Maritime Museum
Camp men on 20th century passenger ships found it queer heaven. Some even transitioned. But Royal Navy men faced the noose in the past. Many women and men were dismissed and their careers ruined until as late as 2000. Find out the contrasting LGBTQI+ histories of the two navies in this highly-illustrated talk by Dr Jo Stanley.
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
Hosted by Jonathan Mayor. Tickle your funny bone as some of the UK’s best stand-up comics join us to kick off the second week of the festival in style. With Desiree Burch (Funny Women Winner 2015, Welcome to Night Vale), Mawaan Rizwan (YouTube sensation / BBC Three How Gay Is Pakistan?), Sophie Willan (Magners New Act of the Year 2015, ...
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Room G32, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-by-prof-brian-heaphy-sexual-citizenship-tickets-30452843274 Join us for a talk by Professor of Sociology at Manchester, Brian Heaphy, on the theme of ‘Sexual Citizenship’. Learn about the idea of sexual citizenship, with reference to civil partnerships and same-sex marriage, and about patterns of informal exclusion from citizenship in everyday life. This talk will help to elaborate ...
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Contact
An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc – possibly the world’s first drag king. This multi-award winning show combines lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret. Drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson takes the stage as history’s greatest underdog, dragging up as the men she defies. Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award, The Stage ...
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Contact
Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? After sell-out performances in New York, London and Edinburgh, 201’s raw, contemporary hip-hop movement tours the UK in Smother: a story of two men’s broken encounter. Touching on themes of addiction and obsession, choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of seven dancers in a fast paced, intimate performance exploring ...
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Central Library
A very special showcase of queer spoken word,poetry and literature in the beautiful setting of Manchester Central Library. Featuring the talents of Dean Atta, Paula Varjack, Gerry Potter and Maya Chowdhury. Hosted by Adam Lowe (Young Enigma). Part of Queer Contact Festival 2017. Notes -Suitable for over 14s. -Please note this event takes place at Manchester Central Library, St.Peter’s Square, ...
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm the Whitworth
Judy Garland sang Over The Rainbow four months before her untimely death. In a unique individual moment of undivided love and attention, FK Alexander takes your hand, fixes your gaze and sings to you alongside that very rendition, amidst the live swirls of Glasgow noise-band Okishima Tourist Association. Part of Queer Contact Festival 2017. Notes -Please be aware that ‘COBO ...
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
Guest starring The Lipsinkers and The House of Ghetto. Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of avant garde performer David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent in Blackpool, through famous Channel 4 anti-drag ...
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Contact
Alt-queer performance platform Mother’s Ruin returns with an anarchic night of queer comedy mayhem. Avant-garde punk cabaret band SlapPer are joined by some of Manchester’s finest queer voices to present a raucous night of glorious absurdity. Guest starring Barbara Nice, Liquorice Black and more tbc. Hosted by Timberlina. Part of Queer Contact Festival 2017. Notes -Suitable for over 18s. -Doors ...
Feb 17 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 3:00 am Band on the Wall
A Queer Revue! teams up with Make A Scene, Manchester’s wild interactive film party, and backstreet discotheque Drunk At Vogue for the 2017 Queer Contact Festival Special. Live on stage we host the return of ‘Dragapella’, the drag queen singing competition with fierce live vocal talent, followed by a massive after-party showdown courtesy of the Drunk At Vogue crew. Plus all ...
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Burnley Central Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm Victoria Gallery and Museum
In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men ...
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Burnley Central Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Contact
Queer Contact Festival’s finale celebrates the life and music of his Purple Highness, the gender-fluid superstar and queer icon, Prince, with David McAlmont and Baby Sol on vocals, Janette Mason (MD) and an all-star band. With a back catalogue more rich and varied than perhaps any other recording artist, Prince is one of the most influential artists of his generation. ...
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm Disability Stockport
Trans Actress Annie Wallace will be giving a talk about her experiences as a Trans person in the entertainment industry and some insight into the everyday life of trans people.
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm The Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
To bring an end to the wonderful LGBT+ History Months events we have a chilled and friendly game of Bingo with loads of lovely sweet and chocolately prizes.
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm St.Helens Central Library
Following on from a 2 week residency in St.Helens libraries, we are delighted that Iain Stringer Works will be premiering this new work during LGBT History Month 2017.
Feb 25 all-day LGBT Foundation
Presented by Dr Lee R J Middlehurst and Dawn Pomfret. In this talk Quentin Crisp is re-conceived as a transgender icon noting his experiences and similarities with the 1960s transgender riots in America. Linking with this are the present-day misunderstandings of the variations of transgender identities.
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Burnley Central Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Burnley Library
In the 1970s, Burnley was the UK’s battleground for gay and lesbian rights. Who knew?! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967), LGBT History Month has commissioned two brilliant new dramas from Inkbrew Production to rediscover this amazing forgotten history. The Burnley Buggers’ Ball, by Stephen M Hornby, tells the story of a transformative political meeting ...
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm People's History Museum
The first talk in a new series of bi events for Manchester is on Bi History. Our speaker is prominent bi activist Jen Yockney MBE. Jen has worked on giving bisexual communities support and a voice for the past twenty plus years. In 2016 she was the first ‘Mx’ to appear in the Queen’s Honour List and the first to ...
Feb 26 all-day People's History Museum
Day-long bi history stall from BiPhoria and Bisexual History Project as part of the LGBT History Month talks & activities at People’s History Museum. Drop on bi
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The People's History Museum
Discover how the history of gender and sexuality has been affected by society, politics and activism over the past 200 years.  
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm The People's History Museum
  January 1967: it’s illegal for men to have sex together, lesbianism is condemned as sinful or seen as a medial misfortune, and trans rights are non-existent. 50 years later, LGBT+ legal protection and equality is almost UK-wide.  This progress was inevitable, and there were steps back as well as forward.   Throughout 2017 we will host a series of ...
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The People's History Museum
Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist, LGBT rights speaker, government relations consultant, and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Board President of the all volunteer Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle’s message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto ...
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm Victoria and Albert Museum
To mark LGBT Histor Month, the V&A LGBTQ Tour will be broadcast online as a Facebook Live by The i Paper. You’ll be given an exclusive online tour of the V&A’s most prominent LGBTQ artefacts, presented by our team of award-winning volunteer guides, and you will be able to view it from any device, anywhere! V&A LGBTQ Online Tour 12:30pm, ...
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The People's History Museum
My extensive library and archives (covering 25 years of activism: Lesbian Information Service and Gay and Lesbian Youth in Calderdale) are available at Lancashire Archives, Preston.  I will show you how to access the collections and introduce their contents.
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm The People's History Museum
Peter Purton is a former Equal Rights Policy Officer at the TUC, where he led on work around LGBT and disability issues. Peter will discuss the largely untold story of trade unions’ role in the fight for LGBT equality and expects to publish a book on the subject this year.
Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm The People's History Museum
Did you know that the People’s History Museum has the largest collection of banners in the world? And that we are the world’s expert in conserving them?  As part of our Never Going Underground season, in 2017 we have a special banner hang featuring banners used by organisations fighting for LGBT+ rights.
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The People's History Museum
Rock music has long been a voice for minority groups. Join Kate Hutchinson for a whirlwind journey through the history of trans and gender variant representation in music, exploring how it has helped in changing attitudes and bringing awareness.  From lyrics in songs from Lou Reed and the Kinks to blurring gender stereotypes in image, through to trans pioneers such ...
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm The People's History Museum
The Hall-Carpenter Archives consist of around 2000 boxes of material relating to LGBT activism in the UK. Join archivist Gillian Murphy to uncover photographs from early gay demonstrations in the 1970s, organised by the Gay Liberation Front.
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The People's History Museum
Female same sex acts have never been outlawed in the UK (at least in civilian society). It’s sometimes suggested that this was because Queen Victoria didn’t believe such a thing existed. But how true is this theory? Join Jenny White to explore historical beliefs about female biology and sexual desire, and examine how lesbian lives were policed in laws designed to tie women to ...
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows are hosting a film night featuring: Cloudburst This hilarious lesbian road movie co-stars Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs. ...
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm Weaver Hall Museum
To celebrate LGBT History Month Silver Rainbows presents Cloudburst. This hilarious lesbian road movie co-stars Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life’s ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella ...
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The People's History Museum
Andrew Dineley is the Creative Director of Soft Octopus Design Studio and has worked with the health, education and charity sectors for three decades, designing many acclaimed public health campaigns, including Liverpool’s first HIV/AIDS materials in the 1980s, when he was employed by the NHS. He now writes about design and runs his own creative studio in Liverpool. He was also responsible ...
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The People's History Museum
Trade Unions have been at the forefront of campaigns to change equality law, contractual rights and workplace practices on LGBT equality – a role that is not always acknowledged, with the media quick to portray unions as concerned with narrow self-interest. Following the Brexit vote and other political upheavals, many feel as though we are in uncharted waters, with prejudice ...
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm The People's History Museum
In 2017 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Act of Parliament which partially decriminalised homosexuality between men. Lesbians (never having been illegal) were not officially part of that story – but their rather different struggles and triumphs also deserve to be remembered. This presentation uncovers lesbian life in the 1960s.
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Thee People's History Museum
For tactical reasons, when the police were still crawling all over us and jailing thousands of us each year, LGBT campaigners in Britain had to move forward secretly behind a shield of S for ‘straight’ famous figures, ranging from Bishops to Aristocrats. We can now praise openly the lesbians, bis, trans and gays who, with far more courage than is now demanded of ...
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The People's History Museum
‘Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order. The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all.” A lively conversation in costume with Frances Power Cobbe (b.1822), an Irish feminist, journalist and political activist, and Mary Lloyd (b 1819), a Welsh artist. They met in Rome, Italy and were partners ...
Feb 28 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Room 3, 5th Floor, Roscoe Building
This event is free but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-with-the-proud-trust-tickets-30453767037 To close our schedule of events for LGBT History Month we have invited Louise O’Neill from The Proud Trust, Manchester’s LGBT+ youth organisation, to run an engaging and interactive workshop. This workshop will cover why LGBT+ young people need help, the work The Proud Trust do, the volunteering opportunities they have ...
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm Lloyds Banking Group, Westminster House
This special month is an opportunity for all individuals to reflect, promote and celebrate the progress that has been made in inclusion, diversity and equality, acknowledge there is more to do and to discuss why it is important for large organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group, to be working together with other key stakeholders and charity partnerships to lead and ...
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm Three Minute Theatre, Manchester
A dancer, a dog, a drag queen and a porn star – the ingredients for a wildly funny new play opening in Manchester in March 2017. Dancing, a comedy set in a Manchester gay house-share, opens at Three Minute Theatre, Manchester, on 16th March 2017. The play runs 16th-19th March 2017 at Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, Manchester, M1 1JG. ...