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
6
Tue
LGBT Representation in American and British Film/TV: Screenings and Discussion @ V/045, Vanbrugh College
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join Lexington Lawson (MA Digital Film and Television Production) for a screening and discussion of select clips of American and British Film/TV from its inception to now.

Organised by: York Graduate Students’ Association LGBTQ Network
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Toby Gormley (lgbt@yorkgsa.org) | yorkgsa.org
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Feb
7
Wed
LGBT Mental Health Group @ 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A weekly group dedicated to LGBTQ people with mental ill health. During History Month we will be exploring the historical nature of mental health and its use to oppress LGBT+ people.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum and York Mind
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07935200575) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/mental-health
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access

Feb
14
Wed
Lunch Poems @ The Eagle and Child
Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Taking its name from gay New York poet Frank O’Hara’s celebrated collection ‘Lunch Poems’ (1964), academics and poets from York St John University will host a lunch time discussion and reading group of poetry on LGBT themes, over lunch. Poems will be circulated in advance to ticket holders, but you do not need any previous experience or knowledge of poetry to take part. Tickets are free, but do NOT include food. Please register to receive the poetry pack and menu in advance of the event.

Organised by: York St John University
Tickets: Free – register to receive the poems and menu
More information: Kimberly Campanello (k.campanello@yorksj.ac.uk)
Accessibility: ASK

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.

Mar
14
Wed
LGBT Mental Health Group @ 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A weekly group dedicated to LGBTQ people with mental ill health. During History Month we will be exploring the historical nature of mental health and its uses to oppress LGBT+ people.

Organised by: York LGBT Forum and York Mind
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Jake Furby (yorklgbtforum@gmail.com | 07935200575) | yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/mental-health
Accessibility: Baby changing, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access