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
9
Fri
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery | England | United Kingdom

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

Feb
15
Thu
Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People @ Jackson Lecture Theatre | Brayford Pool | England | United Kingdom

Join Simon Fanshawe (broadcaster and writer) as he hosts a discussion about the wide-ranging impacts medicine has had on LGBTIQ people.

Throughout much of history, sexual behaviours like homosexuality were predominantly regulated by religious concerns. However, this changed in the nineteenth century when medicine took an increasing interest in what they termed ‘sexual deviancies’.

Perhaps the most famous example of a medical intervention around sexual behaviours is that of the famous World War II code-breaker, Alan Turing, who endured ‘medical treatment’ because of his homosexuality.

This public discussion will look at how science and medicine has treated homosexuals, medical views of trans people, and current debates about ‘gender dysphoria’. Finally, it will offer some thoughts on the ongoing debates about hormone treatments and surgery without consent on intersex individuals and offer some thoughts on changes for the future.

Speakers:
– Dr David A. Griffiths (University of Surrey)
– Dr Christina Richards (MSC DCPsychol MBACP Accred.)
– Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

Feb
16
Fri
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 16 all-day
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing Entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

Feb
17
Sat
“Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” – An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows" - An Audience with Christine Burns MBE @ Central Library | England | United Kingdom

Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: ‘Time’ declared 2014 a “trans tipping point”, while American ‘Vogue’ named 2015 “the year of trans visibility”. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgender people have suddenly become part of the zeitgeist.

Christine Burns’ new book “Trans Britain: Our Journey From The Shadows” chronicles this journey in the words of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today. Here is everything you always to know about the background of the trans community, but never knew how to ask…

Join Christine Burns MBE at the FREE event for a presentation and Q&A session about her new book and the rich trans history of the UK.

Feb
18
Sun
Service to Celebrate LGBT History Month @ St Bride’s Church @ St Bride's Church
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm
Service to Celebrate LGBT History Month @ St Bride's Church @ St Bride's Church

You are invited on Sunday 18th February to our regular Communion Service for Liverpool’s LGBTQIA Community, friends and family 6.30pm at St Brides Liverpool. Refreshments served from 6pm.

This month, we’ll be celebrating LGBT History Month, the annual commemoration of the lives and achievements of LGBT people. We’ll share a communion service led by Rev Miranda and hear from Warren from Open Table about real life stories and an inclusive spirituality.

Look forward to seeing you!

Everyone is welcome at Open Table. Open Table is an LGBTQIA affirming Christian community and aims to create a safe and supportive place for you to explore your faith and what this might mean for your own spiritual journey. No matter who you are, where you’ve come from, or where your journey may take you, you will find a welcome.

Feb
23
Fri
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Out and About at the National Gallery @ The National Gallery

A guided visit to the National Gallery looking for the often hidden Queer in the nations paintings. Gather in the Sainsbury Wing entrance for 6.30 (numbers may be limited)

Feb
24
Sat
Because we have a history too! @ Gay Sitges Link
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Because we have a history too! @ Gay Sitges Link | Sitges | Catalunya | Spain

Steve Boyce, chair of trustees, will give a talk on LGBT history month and why it is important that we celebrate it and “usualise” LGBT life. Event starts at 6pm CET

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
28
Wed
“Reel In The Closet” Film Screening @ Lancaster Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Reel In The Closet" Film Screening @ Lancaster Library

Want to know what it was like to be out in 1940? How it felt to be different in 1960? Watch the home movies of the people who lived it! Join us for this FREE screening of the fascinating LGBTQ documentary, “Reel In The Closet”.

From the director of the award winning ‘Gen Silent’ comes ‘Reel In The Closet’, a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with LGBTQ people from the past through the rare home movies that they left behind for us.

Prior to the screening, there will be a live performance of ‘The Room’ by local artist, Briggsy. ‘The Room’ is a visually arresting, poignant and socially relevant piece of physical theatre. ‘The Room’ was created to explore LGBTQ identities and challenge, head on, the discrimination and hatred directed towards people that are just trying to be the truest version of themselves.

Also featuring creative contributions from PYRO LGBT Youth Group in partnership with Ludus Dance

*Please note – ‘Reel In The Closet’ contains brief scenes of mild nudity and strong language