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 – Feb 16 all-day Paisley Museum
Photographer Ian Passmore documents his life in Paisley as a gay man at a time when the expression of homosexual love was illegal.
Feb 1 – Apr 30 all-day LSE Library
LSE Library’s spring exhibition Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality draws on the unique Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to mark the 50th anniversary of a pivotal piece of legislation: the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Before that, homosexuality was a criminal offence. With the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, homosexuality in private was decriminalised, ...
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day Surrey History Centre
A small display on this year’s theme Citizenship and Law, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967). You can also discover Surrey’s historic links with LGBT crime and punishment and more about the work of Surrey Heritage.
Feb 1 – Apr 2 all-day Gasworks
Female Executioner is the first solo exhibition at Gasworks, London by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. Comprising newly commissioned video, sculpture, print, and text-based works, the exhibition focuses on French writer Rachilde’s Monsieur Venus: A Materialist Novel. Exploring what is at stake in historical reclamation, Female Executioner investigates what happens when a queer, transfeminine artist tries to touch, reflect on, or ...
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 1 – Feb 28 all-day Barking Town Hall, Town Square
Throughout February Barking Town Hall will be displaying an exhibition called ‘Proud at Pride’. The exhibition is about peoples stories from East London about going to Pride and the history of Pride. Members of the public can view the exhibition during the Town Hall’s usual opening hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday). The Council would like to thank Eastside ...
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Inkwell Leeds
Queerology is project about queer art in Leeds in celebration of the 50th anniversary of homosexuality being decriminalised in England. ​1967 – 2017 ​ This presents us with a grand opportunity – to combine the celebration of this historic milestone with conversations around current issues through the work of LGBT* and Queer artists in and around Leeds. More info: http://queerologyleeds.weebly.com/about.html
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm John Cooper Studio Theatre
HLGBT York Productions present The Lydia Shaw and Tina Mammoser collaboration. Lydia’s work explores the realms of gender, confidence and sexuality: she focuses predominantly on the female form while toying with the idea of “what lies beneath”. Tina’s, inspired by landscapes, creates precise drawings with a creative and changed reality in the line and pattern. Working between these contrasts of ...
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Upper Gallery at London College of Communication
Thursday 16 February: Private View and book signing: 6-8pm. Open to all, everyone welcome. Exhibition open: 17 February to 24 March 2017 Admission free. “Ken. To be destroyed” began with an archive and a discovery. Artist and photographer Sara Davidmann and her siblings inherited letters and photographs belonging to her uncle and aunt, Ken and Hazel Houston, from their mother ...
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day Cardiff Story Museum
Explore how Welsh ‘Icons & Allies’ have helped LGBT+ people gain equal rights and social acceptance at this educational poster exhibition created by Pride Cymru – funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Learn about historical figures, both LGBT and not, who have helped change society to be more understanding and accepting.
Feb 20 – Feb 26 all-day Main reception
The constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. Visit our display in the ...
Feb 21 – Mar 18 all-day CoolTan Arts
Celebrate LGBT History Month at CoolTan Arts with an exhibition featuring photographs of Southwark’s legendary Queer historical performers. Open Tuesdays – Fridays, 10am-5pm. Free, no advance booking necessary Kindly sponsored by Southwark LGBT Network, The Metro and Southwark Council