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
7
Wed
Turnabout: The Story of Policing of Gay/Bisexual Men in England and Wales 1950-2010 @ Petersfield Library
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Turnabout: The Story of Policing of Gay/Bisexual Men in England and Wales 1950-2010 @ Petersfield Library | England | United Kingdom

Historian and former serving member of the Hampshire Constabulary, Dr Clifford Williams charts the complete turnabout in official police approaches to gay and bisexual men, as well as developments by LGBT officers and staff within the service.

Based on a number of sources, including memoirs and testimonies of police who worked on Vice Squad and police officers who identified/identify as gay or bisexual, his presentation provides a fascinating insight into this part of LGBT history in Hampshire.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 01730 267806
www.hants.gov.uk

Feb
9
Fri
LGBT+ Heritage Projects – Heritage Lottery Fund Briefing and Networking Event @ Classic Boat Museum Gallery
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Would you like to deliver a project that celebrates LGBT+ history? Are you wondering how to build a strong project or where to find funding?

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is committed to helping support projects that investigate the richness and diversity of LGBT+ history and experience. HLF has partnered with the Classic Boat Museum and the South East Museum Development Programme to offer a special twilight event.

The event is scheduled to celebrate the launch of the Classic Boat Museum’s new display in its East Cowes Gallery about the extraordinary story of Joe Carstairs, ‘the fastest woman on water.’ The Classic Boat Museum holds a wealth of information about Joe’s time on the Isle of Wight, including trophies, albums, press cutting books and many photographs and has redeveloped its displays about Joe as part of the ‘Hidden Heroes of the Isle of Wight’ partnership project, supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

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
14
Wed
LGBTQI Migrant & Travelling Communities Perspectives: The Rainbow Pilgrims Symposium @ Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe Campus
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
LGBTQI Migrant & Travelling Communities Perspectives: The Rainbow Pilgrims Symposium @ Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe Campus | England | United Kingdom

This Symposium is to set a platform for dialogue across communities and sector, to meet and share experiences around issues of migration, identity and faith, in the UK and beyond.
Line-up includes: UKLGIG (The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group); Stonewall; Peter Tatchell Foundation; SOGICA; GRT (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller) stories; 3FaithsForum; House Of Rainbow; Hidayah LGBT Muslims; Progressive Rabbis & Humanists.

The day will include panels, presentations, talks, pop-exhibitions, artwork, and multi-media. Lunch is included.

The event is accessible and open to all. Easy & affordable train travel

Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain is a landmark oral history and archive project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and proudly hosted by Liberal Judaism.

Straight Young British Men: Kissing, Cuddling and Loving Each Other @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Straight Young British Men: Kissing, Cuddling and Loving Each Other @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre

With Professor Eric Anderson, Professor of Masculinities, Sexualities and Sport at the University of Winchester

This talk, led by Basingstoke resident Professor Eric Anderson, will examine how declining homophobia has lead to a total redevelopment of what it means to be masculine for college and university students today.

Using research data drawn from 16-22 year old heterosexual (straight) British males, Dr Anderson highlights that, in addition to homophobia being socially unacceptable, young straight men are kissing, cuddling and loving each other. He shows that old binaries of ‘straight and gay’ no longer work for males of this generation and that once taboo sexual practices are no longer stigmatized.

Dr Eric Anderson degrees in health, psychology and sociology and has published sixteen books and 70 articles. His often controversial research is regularly featured in international television, print and digital media.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 01256 478670
www.hants.gov.uk/shop

Feb
15
Thu
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.

Feb
16
Fri
Being Stigmatised @ Waterlooville Library
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Being Stigmatised @ Waterlooville Library | England | United Kingdom

Society and the law has changed so why do we need to discuss stigma and discrimination? Is it to question or to educate? What happens if the stigma turns into discrimination? Who can I turn to?

Tom Armstrong-Collett, Chair of Kroma, discusses issues facing those in the LGBT Community in this presentation for LGBT History Month.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 023 9225 26008
www.hants.gov.uk/shop

Feb
17
Sat
Britain on Film on Tour: LGBT Britain @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
Britain on Film on Tour: LGBT Britain @ Basingstoke Discovery Centre | England | United Kingdom

A Film Screening

With films spanning 1909 to 1994, LGBT Britain documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights across the board.

Members of local support groups – and refreshments – will be available after the screening for anyone who wishes to discuss any of the issues raised.

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Places available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keep Calm & Carry On: A Chaplain’s Tale @ Farnborough Library
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Keep Calm & Carry On: A Chaplain’s Tale @ Farnborough Library | England | United Kingdom

Pat Aldred joined the army in 1998 after completing 2 years as a Methodist Minister in Nottingham. After commissioning into the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department, he served with the Infantry and completed Operational tours in Kosovo, Bosnia and Iraq.

In 2007, whilst on duty in Germany, he met his partner and entered into a civil partnership. He made history by becoming the first Army Chaplain to do so. In 2008, Pat became the LGBT lead for the army and, is currently, an LGBT Champion for the army.

Places are limited so advance booking is essential
Booking Line: 01252 516458
www.hants.gov.uk/shop

Feb
19
Mon
Amnesty International UK Present Inclusion For All with Shaun Dellenty @ Amnesty HQ
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Amnesty International UK Present Inclusion For All with Shaun Dellenty @ Amnesty HQ  | England | United Kingdom

Shaun Dellenty, an award-winning education trainer who works to positively prevent LGBT+ and identity-based prejudice in the UK education system, will present a talk on his multi-award winning programme, Inclusion for All, and its aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in UK schools from nursery upwards.
Inclusion for All is a programme of training and teaching strategies developed by Shaun that aims to foster positive LGBT+ inclusion in schools, homes and communities, and thus significantly reduce incidents of prejudice-related bullying and language.
Rooted in schools and training, Inclusion for All empowers schools to develop cognitive empathy from the outset, to represent the diversity of family life in the 21st century without assumption or judgement and to take great joy in celebrating heritage and diversity in authentic individuals and whole school communities from the very first day in nursery. Shaun has also worked trained teachers on the Amnesty Teacher Programme for the past five years on positive LGBT+ inclusion and activism. Please join us for this inspiring and enlightening talk on education and LGBT+ inclusion. The Human Rights Action Centre will be open for an hour after the event for further discussion, networking and to meet with Shaun.

SPEAKER
A highly experienced ex school leader, Shaun Dellenty has trained teachers, parents, governors, school leadership teams and non-teaching staff in hundreds of primary, secondary, and faith schools around the UK in addition to lecturing at many initial teacher training faculties across the UK and abroad.
Shaun has advised on education policy at Westminster and his work has featured on television and in the national press. He was awarded the designation ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2016. Shaun was awarded the ‘Education Champion Award’ at Excellence in Diversity Awards in 2016 and his work was recently officially recognised by the 3 Faiths Forum.
Shaun Dellenty developed and piloted the programme Inclusion for All www.inclusionforall.co.uk
Twitter: @ShaunDellenty

Feb
21
Wed
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
27
Tue
Oxford Lesbian History Group Talk – Virginia Woolf’s Sapphist gossip
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm

Share in the gossippy world of Virginia Woolf’s letters and hear what she said about women and their same-sex relationships.
The Oxford Lesbian History Group is a small, friendly and informal women’s group, with an interest in all aspects of lesbian history and culture. Meetings usually take the form of a talk given by a member of the group, but there are also sometimes discussions and social activities.

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.