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 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 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Barking Town Hall, Town Square
At 10am, on 1st February 2017, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham will be raising the Rainbow Flag outside the Town Hall to mark the start of LGBT History Month. Cllr Bright, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Cohesion, will give a short speech before the flag is raised. Councillors, staff, and members of the community will be gathering to ...
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Canterbury Christ Church University - Augustine House
Seminar by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou & James Brighton School of Human & Life Science Canterbury Christ Church University Room – AH3.22
Feb 4 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 5 @ 3:00 am Grand Union
Club Kali celebrates our journey as a LGBTQ community with a social party! A night of entertainment by our host, games, surprises and dancing as Club Kali DJ’s Spin you Around the World in 80 Tunes from Bollywood, to Hollywood and those familiar dancefloor classics! A one off celebration to bring out your inner sparkle!
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm Nottingham Contemporary (The Space)
A presentation which demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt the truth of the title
Feb 6 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm Harrow Council Civic Centre 1
As part of our LGBT History Month programme, you are invited to the film showing of Carol. Carol is a 2015 British-American highly-aclaimed romantic drama. Popcorn provided! See you there! The film showing will take place in the Members Lounge in the Harrow Council Civic 1 Building, on Monday 6th February, from 12:15pm – 14:00pm. Please feel free to bring ...
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, The University of Hertfordshire is screening The Danish Girl, a beautiful and remarkable love story inspired by the story of real-life Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation.  Embarking on a ground breaking journey that’s only made possible by the unconditional love of her wife, Einar fights ...
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm Royal Albert Hall
6:15pm Doors 7:00pm Pride 9:00pm Panel discussion with Stephen Beresford and members of LGSM 10:00pm Ends The Royal Albert Hall celebrates LGBT History Month 2017 with two special film screenings with Q&A – Pride (6 February 2017) and Carol (28 February 2017). After the screening, gay rights activists Reggie Blennerhassett and Mike Jackson, who are portrayed in the film and ...
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm Link Room 1+2 of the Arts Complex
As a part of our LGBT+ History Month celebrations, Bristol SU is hosting a panel discusssion focusing on national and local LGBT+ History. There will be an opening talk by Jonathan Cooper, celebrating 2017 as the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. The panel will feature Jamie Lawson from the University of Bristol Anthropology department, local ...
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm Blavatnik School of Government
CN Lester will give the annual University of Oxford LGBT History Month lecture. Activist and author CN will be talking about the need for queer/trans history in a world that too often forgets that variations in gender and desire have always been with us. CN is a researcher, musician, and campaigner. Their first book, Trans Like Me, will be published ...
Feb 11 @ 1:35 pm – 1:55 pm The National Archives
This talk will give historical context to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act, exploring attitudes to male homosexuality in the 1950s-60s. It will cover the recommendations of the Wolfenden Committee, the growing campaign for reform, the limited nature of the decriminalisation of homosexuality which the 1967 Act brought about – but also why the 50th anniversary of this will ...
Feb 11 @ 1:55 pm – 2:15 pm The National Archives
This presentation will highlight the key role of lesbians and bi women in the fight for women’s citizenship. It will explore the evidence that a number of the women leading the campaign for women’s suffrage were lesbians/had relationships with other women. These women include Commander-in-Chief Christabel Pankhurst; Chief Organisers Annie Kenney, Grace Roe and Olive Bartels; and leading militants Emily ...
Feb 11 @ 3:45 pm – 4:05 pm The National Archives
These photographs are from early gay demonstrations from 1970s organised by Gay Liberation Front. The talk will consider these photographs and what the donor of the photographs wrote about them which helps us consider attitudes of the time towards gay people. A free talk as part of The National Archives hub of the National Festival of LGBT History. Please book ...
Feb 11 @ 4:25 pm – 4:45 pm The National Archives
Trans his/her/they stories have systematically been written out of the historical past and remain largely ignored by the national and regional museums in the UK. Largely irretrievable and lost forever, their absence serves as a reminder of the extraordinary struggle and length of time it has taken for trans people to be recognised and respected by both the LGB community ...
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum
Community groups, curators, performers and artists come together to launch the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail, Out in Oxford. Join us for a night celebrating LGBTQ+ histories from Oxfordshire and beyond. Expect live performances, pop-up exhibitions, micro-talks and interactive activities.
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm City Space Foyer
Join artist Gilly Rogers and University of Sunderland LGBT Society members to create your own art paraphernalia to demonstrate with and celebrate LGBT rights. Find out about the new LGBT resource centre on at St. Peters’ campus and how you can win a fabulous prize! Check out the Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate LGBT History Month, The University of Hertfordshire will be screening ‘The New Black’, a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to ...
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm University of Leicester
Come to the University of Leicester to celebrate LGBT History Month with a FREE screening of Rolla Selbak’s trailblazing film Three Veils, following the stories of three Muslim women in America dealing with gender expectations, arranged marriage, sexual violence and homosexuality. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Selbak. The venue for this event is Lecture Theatre 8, ...
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm City Studio, City Space
The LGBT Society welcomes you to a special lunch of delicious St. Valentine’s Day treats. There will be games and prizes to be won along with some special guests from the LGBT+ community for you to meet. FREE entry! Find out more about the event and let us know you’re coming by visiting sunderlandsu.co.uk/whatson.
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Newcastle University
It is 50 years since Parliament passed the Sexual Offences Act. That reform only offered a partial, limited decriminalisation of male homosexuality, however: anti-LGBT laws remained on the statute book, convictions rocketed by nearly 400%, and discrimination and violence against LGBT people remained rife – with the full sanction of the law.
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Women's Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire
Conversation café. CYP Transgender Screening. Complimentary Beauty Therapy. Photo booth. Light Buffet.
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Paragon Hub
The event will run from at 3pm – 7pm, we want to make this a comfortable and welcoming environment for all so we will have music playing throughout the day. Our aim is to build a community and forum for discussion for the residents of Student Lets by acknowledging and establishing LGBTQ + communities. We will provide information on support ...
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Showroom Workstation
No Template – a programme of films about ethnically diverse LGBT communities and their culture and religion. It is a specially curated programme by Bobby Tiwana of Tiger Strut. His two Love Works shorts (set in British South Asian communities) will be shown as part of the programme. There will be a post-screening panel discussion with film/cultural/faith professionals. Genres include ...
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Laud Lecture Theatre - Canterbury Christ Church University
A public lecture and discussion by Dr Stella Bolaki.
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 16 @ 6:30 pm Camden Town Hall
Vivid docudrama about pioneer gay rights activist Peter Wildeblood whose book, Against the Law (1955) played a key role in providing the evidence of the vulnerability and plight of homosexual men in Britain in this period and highlighted in particular the appalling prison conditions which they had to endure. Stars: Nicholas Le Prevost, Harriet Eastcott, Sam Heughan. Running time 85 ...
Feb 18 all-day Pitt Rivers Museum
Find out about Out in Oxford, the University of Oxford’s first LGBTQ+ cross-museums trail and hear micro-talks about LGBTQ+ histories.
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day Wharf Chambers
Admission to licensed events is only for members and guests of Wharf Chambers – membership costs £1, and you will need to register at least 48 hours before the event. More info: www.wharfchambers.org/the-club/
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm The British Museum
LGBTQ: Our family Sunday 19 February, 11.00-16.00, Great Court Come to the museum for a family craft activity inspired by LGBTQ History Month that explores how families are unique. Work with an artist to create a family portrait inspired by works in the collection and make a love token to take home. Free, just drop in.
Feb 19 @ 3:30 pm Hyde Park Picture House
Howard Brookner was buried on his thirty-fifth birthday in 1989. He was gay; an Ivy League graduate; broke artist; rising Hollywood star; heroin user; jet-setter; bohemian; seedy nightlife lover; director of cult docs; an honest and devoted friend. To director Aaron Brookner, he was a loving and inspirational uncle who died of AIDS when Aaron was only seven, right when ...
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Parish Hall,
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS FROM 18.30-19.00 LGBT history is not just about past events but also about people NOW. This documentary is based on the personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans Christians. It’s a dialogue between religion, faith, sexual orientation, gender, and society. Most of it was filmed at the 2014 conference of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups, ...
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Carey Building Canterbury Christ Church University
A Seminar on LGBT Acitivsm in the UK – Hosted by Sue Sanders Professor Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm The Arden Arms, Millgate, Stockport
To bring an end to the wonderful LGBT+ History Months events we have a chilled and friendly game of Bingo with loads of lovely sweet and chocolately prizes.
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Clarion Housing Association
Following on from our previous #BeYourself events, Victim Support is joining Equal Approach and Action for Children again for a special LGBT History Month 2017 event. When: Thursday 23 February from 12.30pm – 3pm Where: Clarion’s Housing Association, 2, St Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG Book tickets now This is a FREE networking and panel event to celebrate the diversity ...
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm CGL 184
Being oppressed yourself does not mean you are incapable of oppressing others: far from it. LGBT people have had to struggle against bigotry and oppression for generations. It is tragic that we inflict and ignore injustice in our own ranks. Join us for an evening of talks & presentations exploring discrimination experienced from within our own communities as well as ...
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm St Pauls Church Hall,
Kent Community Health NHS Trust in conjunction with Schools Out UK and CCCU Staff LGBTQ Network bring you an evening of entertainment with a light supper….test your knowleldge with the quiz, sit back and enjoy some poetry readings from contributors to the Febulous February anthology and we have guest appearance from Professor Sue Sanders creator of LGBT History Month providing ...
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
2017 marks 50 years since a homosexual act was decriminalised in England and Wales. Scotland would follow much later in 1980 and Northern Ireland in 1982. Recent governments have made huge changes in their treatment of LGBT people with progressive legislation and the general public attitude/opinion has shifted dramatically. Which leads us to ask – Have we really achieved equality? ...
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Bar Upstairs)
LGBT History Month: Invitation to “The Argonauts” Reading Session In order to honour LGBT History Month, you are invited to a reading group session on Maggie Nelson’s novel “The Argonauts” (first published in 2015), organized in association with the Interdisciplinary Gender Research Group. “The Argonauts” is a genre-bending memoir, a work of “auto theory” offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking ...
Feb 24 @ 6:15 pm Phoenix Cinema Leicester
As part of the university’s celebration of LGBT+ History Month, we are distributing free tickets to staff and students to see Moonlight at the Phoenix Cinema. Barry Jenkins’ directorial tour-de-force tells the coming-of-age story of Chiron, a young gay black man growing up in Miami. Don’t miss this spectacular, intimate, and startlingly intense film, winner of the 2016 Golden Globe ...
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm Showroom Workstation
Put on some music! Turn on the 8 Track! Grab your golden go-go boots and pull the wig down from the shelf because ‘internationally ignored song stylist’ Hedwig is in town! Grab yourself a ticket and suddenly you’ll be swept away by the one-off story of ‘a slip of a girly boy’ from East Germany, reinvented as punk rock star ...
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pitt Rivers Museum
There’s no such thing as normal! Come along to an event specially curated by the young people from My Normal, an arts based project aiming to give LGBTQ+ youth safe spaces & a bigger voice in Oxfordshire. Art, workshops and performance.
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Gallery, Greenwich West Community and Arts Centre
As part of our LGBT History Month celebrations we will be hearing from the women who have shaped METRO both in the past and present. Panel Discussion Kate Brown, METRO’s first Chair in 1983 Mary Rogan, METRO’s Volunteer Coordinator 2001 – 2014 Gwen Bryan, METRO’s current Vice Chair Jackie Foley, METRO’s current Clinical Projects Manager Followed by a drinks reception.
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Loughborough Student's Union
Celebrating the history of LGBT+ including lots of talks and performances, from various societies, free food and entertainment! Will be an incredible event
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall celebrates LGBT History Month 2017 with two special film screenings with Q&A – Pride (6 February 2017) and Carol (28 February 2017). Set in New York City during the early 1950s, Todd Haynes’ multi-Academy Award nominated Carol tells the story of a forbidden affair between an aspiring young photographer and an older woman. Based on Patricia ...
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Exeter Phoenix
A selection of award winning and thought provoking shorts which examine our understanding of gender and how our identity can be formed by the perceptions of others. Full line up of films to be confirmed. Presented in partnership with the University Of Exeter’s LGBTQ+ Student Society. FEATURING THE KNIFE – PASS ON THIS It is the annual meeting for the ...
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm
Talk on Claude Cahun, the French surrealist photographer and writer. The Oxford Lesbian History Group is a small, friendly and informal women’s group. We welcome new members – do come along to a meeting whether or not you can get to our meetings regularly. The group has an interest in all aspects of lesbian history and culture but members are ...