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 23 – Feb 17 all-day The Glass Tank
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, of French photographer Claude Cahun’s elusive self-portraits. Claude Cahun (1894-1954) is best known for her original and enigmatic photographic self-portraits. Decades ahead of its time, her work played with perceived gender roles and identity, concerns that are still as current and pertinent in today’s world as ever. Beneath This Mask is drawn ...
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm Hertford Theatre Gallery
Niranjan Kamatkar is an established filmmaker and artist who delivers art projects and services that profile the culture, identities and issues for marginalized communities. In showing his unique work he looks to meet and establish dialogues with new and experienced local artists. Artist’s Statement: As a gay man of South Asian origin in the UK, the work has travelled along ...
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Winchester Discovery Centre
The Modern History Research Centre is organising an exhibition, in partnership with Winchester Discovery Centre, where early career researchers from different universities around the country will exhibit research posters on historical perspectives and events of LGBT+ communities in modern history. The exhibition will run throughout the whole month of February, and two public events will take place on the 10th ...
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm Brookes Sport Headington
Amnesty International Oxford City Group and the Oxford Brookes LGBT+ Staff Forum invite you to join us for a fun-packed fundraising evening. – Voluntary contribution – Prizes to be won – All welcome! The bar and cafe will be open before the quiz starts and food will be available until 8pm.
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, The University of Hertfordshire is screening The Danish Girl, a beautiful and remarkable love story inspired by the story of real-life Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation.  Embarking on a ground breaking journey that’s only made possible by the unconditional love of her wife, Einar fights ...
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm Blavatnik School of Government
CN Lester will give the annual University of Oxford LGBT History Month lecture. Activist and author CN will be talking about the need for queer/trans history in a world that too often forgets that variations in gender and desire have always been with us. CN is a researcher, musician, and campaigner. Their first book, Trans Like Me, will be published ...
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm Winchester Discovery Centre
The Modern History Research Centre at the University of Winchester, in partnership with Hampshire Pride and Winchester Discovery Centre will be hosting Dr Emma Vickers (Senior History lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University to deliver an LGBT History FREE public lecture. The Discover Centre is also exhibiting LGBT related research by PhD students from the Modern History Research Centre, who ...
Feb 11 all-day University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums
On 11 February the University of Oxford’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM!) launch Out in Oxford, a specially commissioned trail celebrating diversity and highlighting LGBTQ+ experiences across Oxfordshire and beyond. Funded by the Oxford University Museums Partnership, teams from GLAM have worked with LGBTQ+ community members and allies to queer the collections and offer alternative insights into the fascinating items ...
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum
Community groups, curators, performers and artists come together to launch the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail, Out in Oxford. Join us for a night celebrating LGBTQ+ histories from Oxfordshire and beyond. Expect live performances, pop-up exhibitions, micro-talks and interactive activities.
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, The University of Hertfordshire will be screening ‘The New Black’, a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to ...
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Filmmakers: Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann Documentary portrait of the gay and lesbian underground in Cameroon. Born This Way steps outside the genre of activist filmmaking and offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hidden-camera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is ...
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum, entry via Robinson Close
Community group, Philosophy in Pubs (www.meetup.com/philosophy-in-Pubs-Oxford/about), takes over the galleries for the night to explore the difference and relationship between gender and sex. Are the concepts of ‘male’ and ‘female’ well defined and do their meanings differ in different circumstances? What is the relationship between our biology, our state of mind and our identity? How do we know whether we ...
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm Winchester Discovery Centre
Celebrate LGBT History Month with a special screening of the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Whip out your best fishnets, squeeze into that corset and dust off your sequins: we want to see you in costume for this one! Tickets are only £5 with concessions at £4.50. Tickets available online
Feb 18 all-day Pitt Rivers Museum
Find out about Out in Oxford, the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail and hear micro-talks about LGBTQ+ histories.
Feb 22 @ 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, join The University of Hertfordshire and a panel of LGBT Champions to discover what it’s like to be a minority within a minority. Key speakers will reveal the challenges and opportunities they believe minority groups of the LGBT community face, followed by questions and answers from the audience.
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Heartbeat Lecture Theatre, Heartbeat Education Centre, F Level North Wing
As part of February’s LGBT history month, the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust’s LGBT Network and University of Southampton’s Pulse LGBT + Staff network invite you to join them for a panel discussion on LGBT mental health, service provision and the future challenges of meeting the needs of service users. The panel will be chaired by Andy cast, Chair ...
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm University of Winchester (St Alphege Building room 004)
The annual Hampshire Pride Symposium, sponsored by the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Winchester, will this year feature two excellent papers on two quite different part of LGBT history; Gabby Storey will discuss lesbianism in the nineteenth century, and Karl Alvestad will explore masculinity and hetronormativity of the Viking Age.
Feb 25 all-day Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire Pride is space for all of Hampshire to join together and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and more community. We welcome young and old, people who see themselves as part of the community and people who are proud of their friends and family. Once again the University is hosting the Pride Parade Assembly at The Stripe before the ...
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum
There’s no such thing as normal! Come along to an event specially curated by the young people from My Normal, an arts based project aiming to give LGBTQ+ youth safe spaces & a bigger voice in Oxfordshire. Art, workshops and performance.
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm Guildhall Winchester
A fine night of Cabaret and Disco to celebrate another Hampshire Pride! Doors open at 7.30, fun begins at 8! Tickets just £4 and available from See Tickets prior or Hampshire Pride on the day. Please note, you need to purchase your tickets before the evening to gain entry, there will be no option to buy on the door! Be ...
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Reason Coffee Shop and Bookstore
Join local authors Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt as they celebrate the release of their new book ‘Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and parents’. This book brings together more than 70 interviews with LGBT parents and their children to shed light on issues including gender roles, dealing with the school system and maintaining an LGBT identity as ...
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm Abercrombie Atrium, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University
Exploring the themes of this year’s Oxford Human Rights Festival (HOME: What does home mean to you?) and LGBT History Month (Citizenship, PSHE and Law), we invite local poets Dan Holloway and Ceri Lloyd, 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 ...
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum, entry via Robinson Close
Join us for a screening followed by a panel discussion of cult classic, Paris is Burning (1990, Director Jennie Livingston). Synopsis: New York 1987, in a nightclub in Harlem young gay black men get ready for the competitive dance called “Vogueing”, which combines the acrobatic character of break-dancing with moves based on fashion models’ poses.
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Talk on Claude Cahun, the French surrealist photographer and writer. The Oxford Lesbian History Group is a small, friendly and informal women’s group. We welcome new members – do come along to a meeting whether or not you can get to our meetings regularly. The group has an interest in all aspects of lesbian history and culture but members are ...