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
Thu
Over 40 DORSET LGBT events in HISTORY MONTH 1st – 28th Feb Wide variety of events @ Dorset venues in Weymouth Bridport Dorchester Swanage Poole Bournemouth plus more!
Feb 1 all-day
Over 40 DORSET LGBT events in HISTORY MONTH 1st - 28th Feb Wide variety of events @ Dorset venues in  Weymouth Bridport Dorchester Swanage Poole Bournemouth plus more!

Copied from Weymouth Gay Group website diary events page.
February over 40 events in 28 days in DORSET ! This month is LGBT History Month
Up dated list on Weymouth Gay Group website. https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/events-diary.html
The Dorset LGBT Equality network will be running some special events in our area. Info below & at http://lgbtdorsetequality.network
Space Youth Project in Bournemouth and Poole library.
Throughout LGBT+ History Month, both Bournemouth and Poole library will be hosting display boards made by Space Youth Project. The boards will include important moments from LGBT+ History as well as LGBT+ titles worth picking up in February!

Thursday 1st Space Youth Project meeting up in Dorchester info www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 1st Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 2nd Hamworthy Friday Film Night Special! 7-9:30pm, Hamworthy Library (doors open at 6:30pm)
Tickets £5 in advance or on the door. Join Hamworthy Library for a special screening of Pride, a BAFTA Award winner, which tells the amazing true story of how a group of gay activists worked to help miners during their lengthy strike in the summer of 1984. Additionally, displays made by Space Youth Project will be on show in Hamworthy Library for this special event
Friday 2nd MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Sunday 4th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 5th – 19th February LGBT+ Exhibit at FLIRT Cafe Bournemouth
Space Youth Project commissioned Bournemouth and Poole College to create beautiful portraits of today’s LGBT+ youth. Pop down to FLIRT to have a look! Flirt Cafe is in The Triangle Bournemouth.
Monday 5th Breaking Down Barriers, 5:30, Cobham Lecture Theatre Talbot Campus Bournemouth
A multi-organisation project with Space Youth Project, Dorset Rape Crisis, and Bournemouth University looking into why the LGBT+ community may not be reporting sexual and/or domestic violence. As well as looking at questions to discuss, such as ‘Does consent need to be verbalised?’, ‘Do male victims get less sympathy?’, ‘Should there be a time limit on reporting sexual crimes?’ and ‘Is the “me too” campaign effective or slanderous?’
Monday 5th Weymouth Library LGBT History Month event – runs until Fri 9th
LGBT Inclusion & Anti-Discrimination Olympics Legacy Exhibition at Weymouth Library
Monday 5th Weymouth Library Pride & Progress Talk & Presentation
by LGBT Dorset Equality Network Weymouth Library 4pm – 5.30pm
Monday 5th Weymouth Gay Group The Nothe Tavern from 7pm
Wednesday 7th Space Youth Project meeting up in Weymouth info www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Wednesday 7th Bridport – New Group, Equality Bridport “Hello all our next meeting is being held at the Ropemakers Bridport on the 7th February 2018 we are meeting there between 7pm and 9pm it is also the night the Open mic is on so if any of you want to entertain then you are welcome to take part I will confirm the time that it runs from but think it is 9pm to 11pm.” website – https://anabelle1payne.wixsite.com/diversitybridport
More info on our WGG news page and on poster below
Thursday 8th Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 9th MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Sunday 11th Gay Outdoor Club (GOC) Shell Bay / Studland A 6-mile circular walk taking in the sea-shore and dunes. Meet 11.00 at National Trust car park on the Studland side of the Sandbanks ferry (BH19 3BA). From Bournemouth or Poole the best option is to park for free in Brownsea Rd or any of the residential roads adjoining. Take the ferry (£1 on foot return). Coming from Swanage/Studland, National Trust members can park for free in the NT car park itself. Otherwise, there is free verge parking on the ferry approach road. The walk is also bus accessible: Route 50 plies between Bournemouth and Swanage via the ferry. Lunch option is the NT café in Knoll Beach car park (01929 450305). More info https://www.goc.org.uk/events/7314
Sunday 11th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 12th Weymouth Gay Group The William Henry from 7pm
Tuesday 13th Wimborne Girls – Trans at the Minster A group of trans girls meeting for chat and a drink in a relaxed and friendly environment. Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday (19.30hrs onwards) each month at the White Hart in the centre of Wimborne Minster. At the pub great food is available and free parking (after 18.00hrs) is situated in the public car park on King Street. Entrance is usually through the garden gate into the pub from the smaller, lower section of the car park. Members living in the Salisbury, Lymington and Dorchester areas are regular attendees as well as those living more locally. Contact Tasmin on cd@qtee.biz if further information required.
Thursday 15th Space Youth Project meeting in Dorchester www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 15th Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 16th MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Saturday 17th Kiss ‘n MakeUp Flirt Café/bar, 21 The Triangle , Bournemouth BH2 5RG 3rd Saturday monthly. Followed by a visit to the DYMK club. Contact Michelle michmo@live.com Facebook page – KissNmakeup
Sunday 18th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 19th Out In Purbeck Out in Purbeck is the idea of Karen in Swanage. She writes…
“This group is just getting established and we are going to meet up roughly every third Monday from 6pm onwards.However we can be flexible about times and days.This is a great opportunity to get together with like minded people, make new friends, share interests etc.” For further details contact Karen outinpurbeck@gmail.com
Monday 19th Weymouth Gay Group The Old Rooms Inn from 7pm
Tuesday 20th BU Football vs Homophobia Football Tournament, 1-5pm Bournemouth
Join Bournemouth University in a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia, along with a symposium where there will be numerous resources and great opportunities to discover what support their is in Bournemouth.
Wednesday 21st BU Football vs Homophobia, Symposium 9-1pm (see above) Bournemouth
Wednesday 21st NEW! Pop Up lgbt Cafe Social Weymouth Revolution cafe Trinity Road Weymouth (on harbourside) A social event organised by The Dorset LGBT Equality Network and open to all. 2pm – 4pm. See poster below and our news page. This cafe meet will be on the 3rd Wednesday each month.
Wednesday 21st Bridport – New Group, Equality Bridport The Woodman Inn Bridport 7- 9pm
website – https://anabelle1payne.wixsite.com/diversitybridport More info on our news page.
Wednesday 21st Space Youth Project meeting up in Weymouth www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk
Thursday 22nd Gay OutDoor Club (GOC) walk. The Heaths and woods around Bere Regis
An easy 5 mile half day stroll around ancient Dorset heathland and through the woods at Bere Regis Full details…
Thursday 22nd Silver Moments. Wimborne for mature lgbt people social group 2-4pm info 07791 861 384
(scroll down for poster with info)
Thursday 22nd New for History Month. LGBT Film Night Dorset History Centre Dorchester 6.30pm – The Dorset Hisrory Centre is proud to present LGBT Britain on Tour! Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of these films spanning 1909 – 1994 as homosexuality went from crime to pride. See poster below for more info
Thursday 22nd Weymouth Gay Group Swan Pub right hand corner by fire exit table 29 from 6pm
Friday 23rd Bournemouth Student Pride, 11-4pm, Students Union at Talbot Campus “Bournemouth Student Pride is kicking off on the 23rd, starting with one of the south’s most outrageous drag act Ms. Lucinda Lashes leading the days entertainment. Starting with a series of stalls and music to dance to before meeting at the AUB Courtyard for 12:30 to wave our flags of pride and show how damn special we are, and doing it with plenty of zazz and colour. The afternoon continues with local LGBT+ friendly organisations coming to campus and celebrating with us, photographers, props, food, dancing, and face painting – why be shy?”
Friday 23rd MindOut Weymouth. lgbt mental health peer support group 2pm-4pm at Adult Learning Centre Dorchester Road Weymouth (Almost opposite Rembrant Hotel). Run by Dorset Mind. www.dorsetmind.org.uk – Click here for the MindOut leaflet http://dorsetmind.uk/services-courses/mindout/programme-weymouth/
Please check with Dorset Mind that event is running before attending.
Saturday 24th LGBT+ Safety Event
Intercom and Dorset Police are hosting an event about self-care including hate crime, cyber crime, sexual health and mental health. This years LGBT+ History Month’s theme is geography and they plan on linking into the theme by having a huge world map where people can pin point the places in the world where it is still illegal to be LGBT+
www.intercometrust.org.uk 0800 612 3010
Sunday 25th Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Dorchester every Sunday Dorchester tel 07825 616524
Monday 26th Weymouth Gay Group “Pies & Guys night” The Pie & Ale House advance booking essential please, from 7pm

For updates check Weymouth Gay Group website

Feb
10
Sat
Bristol LGBT History Month Event @ M Shed, Bristol
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bristol LGBT History Month Event @ M Shed, Bristol | England | United Kingdom

OutStories Bristol and M Shed present a day of talks and activities about LGBT History

Confirmed speakers:

Justin Bengry, Lecturer in Queer History, Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk about the history of the Pink Pound

Jonathan Cooper OBE, Human Rights specialist with experience before English and International courts and tribunals, will talk about the modern trend for putting LGBT rights up for popular vote

Beth Asbury of the Ashmolean Museum will talk about LGBT+ culture around the world and through history with examples from Oxford’s museums

Bristol’s Darry Bullock will talk about his recent book, David Bowie Made Me Gay, and how LGBT+ people have been central to the history of popular music

Tom Marshman will talk about the creation of his audio tours of M Shed

Cheryl Morgan, Co-Chair of OutStories Bristol, Director of The Diversity Trust and Ujima Radio presenter, will talk about the Amazons. Was there really a queendom of warrior women in the ancient world, and if so were they lesbians?

Confirmed Exhibitors

Historic England will be showcasing their online map of LGBT+ history and explaining how you can help contribute to this national resource

Bristol 24/7 will be showing clips from their Talking LGBT+ Bristol film that will be premiered at this year’s Pride

No Stone Unturned will be previewing their plans for a mobile app game based on Bristol’s LGBT+ history

Historians and literary scholars from the University of Exeter will be running a workshop for young adults exploring history, identity, gender, sexuality and science – part of the Rethinking Sexology and Sex & History projects, which you can also learn more about at their stall on the day

Bristol Pride, LGBT Bristol, Freedom Youth and OutStories Bristol will be on hand to talk about their work

Expressing Sex: An Informal Workshop for Young People (16-25) @ M Shed Meeting Room, Bristol
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Expressing Sex: An Informal Workshop for Young People (16-25) @ M Shed Meeting Room, Bristol

Part of LGBT History Month Bristol, hosted by M Shed, organised by Outstories, Bristol

How did people in the past express their sexuality and gender? What can a photograph from the nineteenth century, scientific data from the 1900s, a statue from the ancient world, or a novel written by someone in the 1920s tell us about sexuality and gender in the past? How did people living decades and centuries ago make sense of their own “identities”? How do people today think and speak about sexuality and gender, and how might looking to history help us to express ourselves now?

Come and join historians, literary scholars and sexual health experts to explore objects, photos, memoirs, films and fiction, and find out more about the history of identity, gender, sexuality and science.

Everyone aged 16-25 is welcome, whether or not you identify as LGBT+.
For more information and to register your attendance for this workshop please contact: rethinkingsexology@exeter.ac.uk

Feb
19
Mon
LGBT History Month lecture – Global LGBT Inclusive Human Rights @ Share Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LGBT History Month lecture - Global LGBT Inclusive Human Rights @ Share Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building | England | United Kingdom

Join Students’ Union at Bournemouth Union and Bournemouth University as we present our LGBT History Month public lecture with Stuart Milk.

Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on the ground in over 60 nations on six continents.

Stuart, was the official surrogate on LGBT rights for US President Barack Obama and he successfully led campaigns for the establishment of the now annual Harvey Milk Day state holiday in California, he accepted the highest civilian honor in the US, the Medal of Freedom on behalf of his uncle, from President Obama. He has led historic campaigns to have Harvey memorialized on a US Postage forever stamp and a newly commissioned US Navy ship, the first LGBT person to receive either honor.

Everyone is welcome to attend this public lecture however the ‘BU rules of admission and conduct’ apply.

Please see these detailed below, by registering a ticket for this event you agree to be bound by these rules of admission and conduct.

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BU would like everyone attending the event to enjoy it. With this in mind, BU expects all attendees to comply with the standards set out below. BU shall be entitled to end your booking and refuse admission or ask you to leave the event (without a refund) if you do not comply with any of these rules.

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Stuart Milk – Global LGBT Inclusive Human Rights @ Share Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Stuart Milk - Global LGBT Inclusive Human Rights @ Share Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building

Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle message of authenticity, example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on the ground in over 60 nations on six continents.

Stuart, was the official surrogate on LGBT rights for US President Barack Obama and he successfully led campaigns for the establishment of the now annual Harvey Milk Day state holiday in California, he accepted the highest civilian honor in the US, the Medal of Freedom on behalf of his uncle, from President Obama. He has led historic campaigns to have Harvey memorialized on a US Postage forever stamp and a newly commissioned US Navy ship, the first LGBT person to receive either honor.

Feb
21
Wed
Free Talk by Stuart Milk @ The Brunswick Room
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free Talk by Stuart Milk @ The Brunswick Room  | City Centre | England | United Kingdom

International human rights activist Stuart Milk is holding a free talk at Bath’s Guildhall as part of LGBT History Month.

Throughout February events across the UK are being held to mark world Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History Month.

Stuart Milk, nephew of the former San Francisco mayor and civil rights activist, Harvey Milk, has dedicated his life to travelling the world advocating for LGBT people.

He will be in the Brunswick Room, at the Guildhall, on Wednesday February 21 from 7-8.30pm giving a talk on ‘Global LGBT Rights and the Power of Your Story.’  Bath & North East Somerset Council is hosting the talk which is free.

Councillor Paul Myers (Conservative Midsomer Norton Redfield) Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “As the co-founder and executive of the Harvey Milk Foundation, Stuart has supported local, regional and national human rights in more than 60 nations on six continents.  We are looking forward to welcoming him to Bath during LGBT History Month.”

Stuart Milk received the Presidential medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in August 2009 on behalf of his uncle.

If you would like to attend the event on 21st February, or you need more information or have any particular access requirements, please email equality@bathnes.gov.uk

For details of other events being held in Bath and North East Somerset, please visit the Council’s LGBT history month pages go to

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/equality-and-diversity/lgbt-history-month

Feb
22
Thu
LGBT+ History Month Richmond Lecture: Stuart Milk @ Bristol University Student Union
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
LGBT+ History Month Richmond Lecture: Stuart Milk @ Bristol University Student Union

This Richmond Lecture is being held as part of LGBT+ History Month.

Stuart Milk joins us on 22 February to deliver his talk “Global LGBT+ Rights and the Power of Your Story.”

Stuart is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co-founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

As the nephew of the iconic civil rights leader Harvey Milk, Stuart has taken his uncle’s message of courage and authenticity to the global stage. As a passionate advocate of civil rights Stuart has supported local, regional and national human rights in over sixty nations on six continents.

The Richmond Lectures are the University’s flagship public lecture series. Now in their third year, they aim to promote cross-disciplinary discussion by hosting leading thinkers and speakers.

The Richmond Lectures are made unique by the fact that speakers are nominated and invited solely by students.

The series takes place each year at the Richmond Building, home of the Students’ Union, and are free to attend for students, staff, and the public.

Find out more about previous and upcoming speakers here at www.bristolsu.org.uk/richmondlectures

Richmond Lectures: Stuart Milk @ The Anson Room
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Richmond Lectures: Stuart Milk @ The Anson Room | England | United Kingdom
This Richmond Lecture is being held as part of LGBT+ History Month.

 

Stuart Milk joins us on 22 February to deliver his talk “Global LGBT+ Rights and the Power of Your Story.”

 

Stuart is an international human rights activist and youth advocate. He is the co-founder and Executive Chair of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

 

As the nephew of the iconic civil rights leader Harvey Milk, Stuart has taken his uncle’s message of courage and authenticity to the global stage. As a passionate advocate of civil rights Stuart has supported local, regional and national human rights in over sixty nations on six continents.

 

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The Richmond Lectures are the University’s flagship public lecture series. Now in their third year, they aim to promote cross-disciplinary discussion by hosting leading thinkers and speakers.

The Richmond Lectures are made unique by the fact that speakers are nominated and invited solely by students.

The series takes place each year at the Richmond Building, home of the Students’ Union, and are free to attend for students, staff, and the public.

Find out more about previous and upcoming speakers here atwww.bristolsu.org.uk/richmondlectures

Venue/Timing

Feb
25
Sun
Bath LGBT History Walk @ War Memorial, Royal Victoria Park
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bath LGBT History Walk @ War Memorial, Royal Victoria Park | England | United Kingdom

Meet by the War Memorial at the entrance to Royal Victoria Park at 2.00 pm. The walk is a little over a mile in length through the centre of the city and lasts about one and a half hours. We will be looking at buildings and places associated with LGBT people over the last century. These represent a rich variety of different experiences and show some of the many changes which have occurred during that period. The walk ends back at the starting point, where participants can get tea or coffee in the nearby Pavilion Café. Please wear warm clothing, as the group stops en route for explanations about the places we pass. Walk led by Robert Howes of Gay West. Contact: 07758 810134.

Feb
26
Mon
Free public lecture: LGBT Health: Compelling evidence from the UK @ Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE. OPEN TO ALL. NO NEED TO BOOK.

Joanna will provide an overview of recent research carried out in the UK exploring health disparities experienced by lesbian gay bisexual and trans* (LGBT) people, presenting findings from quantitative and qualitative studies and weaving together a compelling argument for increased interventions, research and data monitoring for this group.

Dr Joanna Semlyen is a Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC) Registered Health Psychologist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist, a Public Health Specialist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is Past Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Sexualities section.

Dr Joanna Semlyen is an academic based at Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia with expertise in gender and sexual minorities. She has published a number of articles and book chapters in the field of LGBT health, is Consulting Editor for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and has co-edited the journal Psychology of Sexualities Review. She has expertise is qualitative research methods and also survey methods, meta-analytic and pooling data techniques focusing on LGBT health outcomes, experiences and disparities.