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
12
Mon
Psychologist in the Pub: From the history of LGBTQ psychology to the psychology of LGBTQ history @ The Phoenix
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm
Psychologist in the Pub: From the history of LGBTQ psychology to the psychology of LGBTQ history @ The Phoenix | England | United Kingdom

We will be hosting our first Coventry Psychologist in the Pub of 2018 on 12th February at The Phoenix, 6.30pm for 7pm start. The event is free and open to everyone, no booking is required. Dr Adam Jowett will be presenting the following talk, ‘From the history of LGBTQ psychology to the psychology of LGBTQ history’.

‘To mark LGBT history month and the 20th anniversary year of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section (founded as the Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section), this talk will outline the recent history of LGBTQ psychology in the UK. The talk will also consider the potential of focusing on LGBTQ history as a topic of social psychological research. How do we construct narratives of LGBTQ history? What do such narratives tell us about our society today and how are they mobilised to serve certain political ends?’

Feb
14
Wed
LGBT Britain Film Afternoon @ Perton Library
Feb 14 @ 1:15 pm
LGBT Britain Film Afternoon @ Perton Library | England | United Kingdom

Join us at Perton Library for an afternoon showing of “Britian on Film: LGBT Britain”. The film starts at 1.15pm, lasting about 85 minutes, and attendance is free- just turn up!

Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject of this Britain on Film on Tour programme. With films spanning 1909 to 1994, it 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 throughout a time of explosive social change.
Including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection includes a 1925 film on ‘Cutie Cattaro’, a boxer more interested in flirting than fighting and a drag queen, ‘Percy’ competing for a prize in 1909. Exploring the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the films cover early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences; the formation of the Gay Black Group, an early instance of intersectional thinking; and the 1980 fight for transgender rights in the European Court.
It’s a moving and fascinating collection, a social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality and more personal, intimate and psychological ones: the shedding of shame and the ability to be open about one’s most private self; the claiming of the right to love and to say publicly, proudly: this is who I am.

Feb
15
Thu
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:00 pm
Southwark QueerStory @ Peckham Levels (free entry)

Celebrating LGBT History Month this exhibition on the history of local LGBTQ+ people and communities delves into the Southwark Archives to uncover a world of queer culture and forgotten stories.

Looking back to the 18th and 19th century we discover key Trans histories in the stories of ‘female husbands’ like James Allen who was born a woman but spent his life living as a man with his wife in Bermondsey. In the gorgeous 1930s photographs of Tooley Street lad Ralph Hall we see a life of domestic happiness with his lover Monty and their love letters written when Ralph was posted off to war.

Into the 1960s we enter a time of glorious pub drag culture followed by the emergence of the gay disco scene pioneered by DJ Tricky Dicky in 1970s Camberwell as well as saucy drag shows and boozy dancing at the fabulous Ship & Whale.

Moving into the 80s, through the amazing work of forgotten local groups like the Southwark Sappho Sisters, Peckham Black Women’s Centre Lesbians, Gay Men In Southwark and the Black Gay & Lesbian Centre we come to understand how Southwark’s LGBTQ+ community confronted key issues of the time, campaigning against Section 28 and fighting for rights that were finally realised in the 1990s and 2000s.

The exhibition has been curated by Chris Scales (Heritage Officer, Southwark Council) with production support from Rina Mushonga. Supported by Southwark LGBT Network.

Feb
21
Wed
Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite, above the Loft Lounge
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Queer Quiz @ Penthouse Suite, above the Loft Lounge | England | United Kingdom

For LGBT History Month, Pink Sou’westers invite you and your friends to our ninth annual Queer Quiz on Wednesday 21st February, 7.00pm at the Penthouse Suite above the Loft Lounge on Bromsgrove Street.
Explore, expand or show off your knowledge of all things LGBT from the past right up to the present in this original LGBT themed quiz covering popular entertainment, music, art, sport, politics or local. Come on your own, we’ll find you team mates, or as a team. Team and individual prizes, but it’s not all about the winning, it’s about learning more about all things LGBT, and having a fun and sociable evening! £4/£2 low income, pay on the door. Fully accessible. Private bar. Please forward to anyone else who might be interested.

Feb
22
Thu
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.

Moderator:

Professor Krista Cowman

Speakers:

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

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.