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.

Her Not Him @ Theatre503
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm
Her Not Him @ Theatre503 | England | United Kingdom

Bea, an older woman, comes out late in life. She nabs herself a young lover, Ellie, who has aspirations of starting a family and putting them both on a path to domestic bliss. Then Bea meets Jemima, who catches her eye and steels her away from Ellie. It all falls apart when Bea finally meets James, the boy beneath Jemima’s make-up, wigs and glamour, who doesn’t excite her quite as much.

Her Not Him marks Lughnacy Productions’ debut: a comedy drama exploring the things that keep us going in life, relationships that don’t fall under tidy labels, and the very human missteps we make when it comes to sexuality and sexual politics.

Lughnacy Productions is a new female-led theatre company of multi-disciplined artists, set up in 2017 to perform works with a female and LGBTQ focus.

The Handmaiden @ The Place Theatre, Bedford
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Handmaiden @ The Place Theatre, Bedford | England | United Kingdom

From visionary director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy and Stoker) comes The Handmaiden, a sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters best-selling novel ‘Fingersmith’.

Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden named Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is hired by Hideko (Kim Min-hee), a reclusive heiress who lives in a sprawling mansion under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki (Cho Jin-woong). But Sookee harbours a secret: she has been recruited by Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo), a scheming con artist posing as a Japanese Count, to trick Hideko into entrusting him with her fortune. However, when Sookee and Hideko begin to develop unexpected emotions for each other, they start putting together a plan of their own.

With breath-taking visuals, grandiose set design and frenzied humour, The Handmaiden is one of the years most anticipated films – an opulent and labyrinthine tale of deception, romance and triple-crossing that marks a career high for one of modern cinemas most thrilling auteurs.

Wordy Women – Three authors @ The Lounge, Chingford Assembly Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wordy Women - Three authors @ The Lounge, Chingford Assembly Hall

Three authors come together to celebrate LGBTQ History Month. Hosted by Chingford Lesbian Reading group. Kaite Welsh, author of ‘Wages of Sin” 2017, a Feminist Historical Crime Novel. Catherine Hall, winner of the Green Carnation prize, working on a new novel about the first female ice-cream seller. Olumide Popoola, author of ‘When we speak of nothing’ 2017,a story of two young black friends, struggling with different aspects of identity, at the time of the Tottenham riots.

LGBTQ Day of Celebration and Information @ Newington Community Centre
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A day for the LGBTQ community and allies to join together in a day of celebration and information-sharing. Speakers, stalls, music & dance and a prize-winning quiz will all make for a fabulous event. Organised by Newington Wellbeing Network in Ramsgate, Kent.

Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control? @ Jackson Lecture Theatre

Are women controlled by their hormones or do they control them? Or is it neither? Have pharmaceutical companies developed a multi-billion pound industry out of convincing women that hormones are something they can control? If there is such a thing as control, how is this gained and maintained? And what impact can and will new technologies have on these kinds of treatments?

All of these questions will be raised and addressed as we begin our discussion by presenting the works of two artists from the Transitional States exhibition. We will then welcome historians of medicine and sexuality who will offer differing perspectives on the use of hormones throughout recent history.

This discussion will address topics such as the history of the contraceptive pill, IVF and the introduction of new medical technologies, with a specific focus on whether such technologies have changed women’s sexual behaviour.


Professor Krista Cowman


– Dr Hera Cook (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Dr Alana Harris (King’s College London)
Sara Homewood (artist)
Holly Slingsby (artist)

LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
LGBT History Month at Leeds City Museum @ Leeds City Museum

Celebrate LGBT History Month 2018 at Leeds City Museum with our FREE programme of films, stalls, activities and talks on Saturday 24th February 11am til 3pm.

All are welcome to come along and get involved!

Stalls from various LGBT groups will be set up in the Museum from 11am.

The event will also include:

– talks from Trans Leeds and West Yorkshire Queer Stories
– a great programme of short films about queer history
– craft workshops for everyone: cushion making, postcard printing and more
– a pop-up history exhibition; please bring your queer history memorabilia

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.

Sex, Politics and Contemporary Queer Cinema + Screening of Blue is the Warmest Color @ Attenborough Film Theatre (Attenborough tower basement)
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

This critical introduction to Blue is the Warmest Colour will delineate the relationship between contemporary queer cinema and the politics of representing explicit sex on-screen. The talk will also discuss the controversies Blue is the Warmest Color faced (and still does face), and why the male gaze debate is still so pertinent to the analysis of lesbian sex in cinema. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.