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
9
Fri
My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library

“Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in a war zone and write about it so perfectly. Moving, fascinating and completely hilarious – it’s got it all, as has the man himself!’ Miranda Hart.
All as seen in the show of the number one best seller! How a West End cabaret star accidentally ended up in Iraq. Drying his pink ballet tights on the anti-blast wall, using his Kevlar helmet as a wash bag, ending up on the naughty tank…
Come find out more at this special event!

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution + After Party @ Showroom Cinema
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution + After Party @ Showroom Cinema | England | United Kingdom

What happens when the community you need is not the community you have? Tell yourself it exists over and over, make fan zines that fabricate hordes of queer punk revolutionaries, create subversive movies, and distribute those movies widely—and slowly, the community you’ve fabricated might become a real and radical heartbeat that spreads internationally. This is the story that Queercore tells, from the start of a pseudo-movement in the mid-1980s, intended to punk the punk scene, to the widespread rise of artists who used radical queer identity to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture.

Interviewees discuss homophobia, gender, feminism, AIDS, assimilation, sex, and, of course, art. The extensive participant list includes Bruce LaBruce, G.B. Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, John Waters, Justin Vivian Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Silas Howard, Pansy Division, Penny Arcade, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Deke Elash, Tom Jennings, Team Dresch, and many more. Encompassing a breadth of history and influence, Queercore ends with a glimpse towards Riot Grrl and artists like Peaches and The Gossip, who, inspired by queercore legacy, were next to take the stage.

Underscoring the interviews are clips from movies, zines, concerts, and actions iconic to the movement. As steeped in the radical queer, anti-capitalist, DIY, and give-no-fucks approach as queercore itself, the movie reveals the perspectives and experiences of bands, moviemakers, writers, and other outsiders, taking audiences inside the creation of the community—and art—so desperately needed by the same queers it encompassed.the start of a pseudo-movement in the mid-1980s, intended to punk the punk scene, to the widespread rise of artists who used radical queer identity to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture.
+ Friday Night After Party: Non-Conformist Thrust with DJ Anna Kissed

Feb
11
Sun
Q Space and NREC LGBT History Month Gig Fundraiser @ The Lab
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
Q Space and NREC LGBT History Month Gig Fundraiser @ The Lab | England | United Kingdom

On the first Sunday of the half term week, come share sounds, spoken word and love diversity. For LGBT History Month, the Northants Rights & Equality Council (NREC) and Q Space are teaming up to bring you a night of live music and spoken word.
Artists include Yellow Blues.

Entry is £3 and with proceeds being split between NREC and Q Space this fundraiser gig will support LGBTQ+ community and other equality, support hate incident victims and tackle discrimination.

Support us, support our work, support our causes.

Feb
15
Thu
OUT! @ The Curve
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm
OUT! @ The Curve

Come out and celebrate LGBT History Month in Slough.
Music, talks, performances and cake! All welcome.
Organised by Spectrum – LGBTQ youth group.

Feb
21
Wed
LGBT History Month – Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
LGBT History Month - Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library

Join us at the Barbican Music Library for an evening of music and entertainment in celebration of LGBT History Month. Vocalist Julian Fox will perform a number of original songs, before Project Adorno delight us with their performance collage Jarman in Pieces. Celebrating the life of director and gay rights activist Derek Jarman, the show brings together a mix of original songs, film, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word.

Praise for Project Adorno:

“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” ScotsGay magazine.

“A stunning exercise in electronic beat poetry”
Record Collector Magazine

“A bizarrely enjoyable hour of nerdy oddness”
Cheltenham Literature Festival

Feb
22
Thu
Happy Fest @ Ross High School
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Happy Fest @ Ross High School

Happy Fest is a evening collection of performances from LGBT+ individuals and those who support them. It will be hosted by Ross High School’s LGBT+ Allies group and include singing, dancing, art and comedy in a FREE evening of fun!

Feb
28
Wed
Forbidden Love @ Royal Exchange Theatre
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day
Forbidden Love @ Royal Exchange Theatre

HALF A CENTURY AFTER THE LEGALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY, ‘THE GIFTED SINGER JESSICA WALKER’ (NY TIMES) AND MD JOSEPH ATKINS PRESENT A PROVOCATIVE CABARET ABOUT ILLICIT SAME-SEX DESIRE IN TIMES OF REPRESSION.

Beginning with the male impersonators of the Victorian music hall and the first openly gay songs of the Weimar Cabaret in 1920s Berlin, we journey through the erotic songs of 1930s Paris, and into the hidden sexualities of artists in Britain and America, right up to the introduction of the infamous clause 28 in the 1980s. From Noel Coward to Dusty Springfield via Marlene Dietrich, this is an evening of queer history in song not to be missed.