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.

Art History and Queerness @ Attenborough Arts Centre
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm

A lecture detailing contributions to fine art by some notable and lesser-known gay, lesbian and transgender people. This will also cover changing themes in queer art from pre-legalisation, through the culture wars of 20th century and up to the present. Finishing with a long view of the issues surrounding the definitions of “queer” and its application in the arts. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Bi Pride UK: a new movement for the bi community @ Attenborough Arts Centre
Feb 13 @ 4:30 pm

Bi Pride UK is a new organisation working to create new high-profile spaces for anyone who experiences attraction to more than one gender to celebrate their identities. Through engaging with and educating local Pride organisations across the country and creating our own dedicated annual Bi Pride event (with the first in March 2019), we address the existing exclusion often experienced by bi people in the UK in traditional Pride spaces. They’ll be giving a brief introduction to bi identities and the bi community in the UK, and you’ll get to hear more about what the Bi Pride UK team has been up to since founding the organisation in 2017, learn about the organisation’s plans, and see how you could get involved. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

For the Love of Gaming Social @ Firebug
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm

Spend this Valentine’s evening chilling out at the Firebug for some friendly competitive fun with board games and retro video gaming. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Near and Far… The Fight For LGBT Equality @ Hinckley Library
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Near and Far... The Fight For LGBT Equality @ Hinckley Library | England | United Kingdom

Join Mathew Hulbert, local LGBT+ activist and campaigner as he speaks about the importance of LGBT History Month and what it means to Hinckley and Bosworth. All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments provided.

Queer Quiz Night @ Firebug
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

On Tuesday 21 February, as part of the LGBT+ History Month celebrations, students and staff will be going head-to-head at the Queer Quiz Night, taking place at Firebug. All students and staff are welcome to attend this free event, and should brush up on their knowledge of all things LGBT+ if they want to win the grand prize! The quiz topics will cover pop culture, politics, history and current events, so start reading now. Quiz starts at 7pm, in the upstairs room in Firebug. Free entry. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Queer Comics with Esther De Dauw, Selina Lock and Grant Denkinson @ Second Floor LT Belvoir City Lounge, Charles Wilson building, University of Leicester
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join academics and staff in discussion about LGBT+ representation in graphic novels on Thursday 22 February. Dr Esther de Dauw will be talking about the history of gay characters in comic books, while Selina Lock and Grant Denkinson will be discussing the impact of comic books on their identity, as well as sharing their hot tips and recommendations. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Disability and LGBT+ Intersectionality Workshop @ 4th Floor Garendon Room, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Free training workshop organised by the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team, delivered by the Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

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

Fictionally bi @ Belvoir City Lounge, Charles Wilson Building, Second Floor, University of Leicester
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Being able to see ourselves reflected in the culture around us can be a source of comfort and self-confidence. It makes us feel accepted, valued, normal. Yet, the representation of bisexual people in popular culture has historically been lacking, and bi representation continues to be plagued by terrible tropes and stereotypes… This session will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of bisexual representation in popular culture and look at the empowering potential of varied and nuanced bisexual characters. Milena Popova has recently completed their PhD in Digital Cultures at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol. They are a freelance writer, researcher and activist, and have authored blog posts, book chapters, and academic papers on a range of bisexual issues. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

Trans+ Slumber Party: screening of Laurence Anyways @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm

Don your comfy clothes, bring your popcorn and snacks and settle in for a laid back screening and conversation on Laurence Anyways. The 2012 romantic drama written, edited and directed by Xavier Dolan and winner of the Queer Palm Award at 2012 Cannes Film Festival explores an impossible love story spanning across a decade, chronicling the doomed love of Fred and Laurence, as well as the trials and tribulations that they face. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.

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.