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
1
Tue
Words from Between by Elijah W Harris @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Words from Between by Elijah W Harris @ Leicester LGBT Centre

Transgender actor Elijah W Harris will be visiting his home city of Leicester this LGBT+ History Month. After successes in his field, playing the lead in critically acclaimed film Bleach which premiered at the BFI and soon to be performing at the Shepard’s Bush Theatre. He will be joining in our celebrations by conducting a reading and taking part in an “in conversation” session with childhood friend and now Co-Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Forum, Hannah Congrave. This will be followed by a Q&A session about growing up as LGBT+ in Leicester and what it means to be a transgender actor in theatre, film and TV.

Booking necessary, please book your place here.

Feb
1
Fri
Clothes swap for trans people at the Students’ Union UoM @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 1 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clothes swap for trans people at the Students' Union UoM @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Friday 1st February, 12:30-5:30pm, room 1.5

A place for trans and nonbinary people to refresh their wardrobe in an environmentally friendly and non judgemental space!

If you identify as cisgender and would like to take part in this event, a donation will be asked by the Trans Campaign to cover the cost of the clothes.

The event will take place in room 1.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. Seats will be available on demand.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
4
Mon
Museums and the Transgender Tipping Point: E-J Scott and Richard Sandell @ Museum Studies Building
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Museums and the Transgender Tipping Point: E-J Scott and Richard Sandell @ Museum Studies Building

Richard Sandell and E-J Scott (dress historian and curator) will discuss the Museum of Transology – the first major exhibition in the UK (if not the world) to explore trans lives using the material culture surrounding them; an iconic museum project that has attracted enormous public interest and evoked extraordinarily powerful responses amongst visitors.

Feb
7
Thu
Jessica Lynn: The Butterfly Project 2018/19 World Tour @ Leicester LGBT Centre
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jessica Lynn: The Butterfly Project 2018/19 World Tour @ Leicester LGBT Centre

In recent years, Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador, Jessica Lynn, has gained notoriety for her activism on behalf of the transgender community. Her experience, exuberance, and extraordinary life produce a presentation that has put her on over 700 stages in 22 different countries. After a prejudiced Texas judge stripped her of all parental rights to her youngest son, Ms. Lynn dedicated her life to combating the intolerance and ignorance of the public toward peoples who share her plight. Addressing audiences unabashedly and answering any-and-all questions has earned Ms. Lynn worldwide renown, the prestige of a Stonewall School Role Model, and a position advising the medical community by request of the National Health Service England.
Bookings necessary, please book your place here.

Feb
11
Mon
What The Hell is Non-Binary? @ Attenborough Film Theatre
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What The Hell is Non-Binary? @ Attenborough Film Theatre

A light-hearted look at what it means to have a non-binary gender identity, why you should know about it, with Jack David. There will be a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.
This will be split into two sessions: 12.30-1.30pm and 2.00-3.00pm.

Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward @ Students' Union, University of Manchester
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Gender, Sex and Sport, Talk by Ted Coward @ Students' Union, University of Manchester

Monday 11th, 2:30-4:30pm, room 2.5

From “kicking homophobia out of football” to rainbow laces, most of us will be aware of LGBT+ activism in sport, but these campaigns often neglect some of the most marginalised among us.

Ted Coward, from Durham University LGBT+ Association and NUS LGBT+ committee, will be talking about the issues that trans, non binary and intersex athletes face both within and outside of a university context. Ted’s talk will be followed by a discussion about some of the pressing issues LGBT+ athletes face today and what we can do going forward.

The event will take place in room 2.5 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the 2nd floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

Feb
12
Tue
Bar Wotever 12th February with Kemah Bob! @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm

A night of queer cabaret, comedy, drag and music with community news and a talk by Gendered Intelligence!

Feb
18
Mon
conversation corner trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people @ Room 1.6, Students' Union
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
conversation corner trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people @ Room 1.6, Students' Union

A safe space for trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people to meet, chat, and discuss everything from our favourite films to the issues that we face.

The event will take place in Room 1.6 of the Students’ Union, which is located on the first floor. This is a seated event.

The building has an access ramp and a lift. If you have any access requirements that you would like to communicate before the event please contact Virginie: virginie.assal@manchester.ac.uk

#WeAreTheBlackCap: Four Years Fighting – a retrospective photography exhibition with talks and films @ Castlehaven Community Association
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm
#WeAreTheBlackCap: Four Years Fighting - a retrospective photography exhibition with talks and films @ Castlehaven Community Association

#WeAreTheBlackCap – Four years fighting: a retrospective photography exhibition, talks and films. Curated by Peter Herbert from the Arts Project and Chris Barlow & Michael Chan from Outings in Art.

The Black Cap, London’s legendary LGBTQ+ pub and cabaret venue, has been a haven and centre of queer life and culture since the early 1960s. In April 2015 it was suddenly closed to be turned into luxury flats. For nearly four years since then, then #WeAreTheBlackCap grassroots campaign has campaigned for the venue to re-open, successfully resisting numerous attempts to repurpose the building and maintaining a colourful and noisy presence outside the Black Cap nearly every Saturday since the closure.

This small exhibition looks back at the campaign so far, with a selection of lively photographs from the last four years plus talks and short films about what has been called the country’s most visible LGBTQ+ campaign.

Feb
19
Tue
TransLondon @ @Gay's The Word
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

TransLondon is a discussion / support
group for people who identify as trans
or who are questioning their gender
identity. February’s TransLondon
meeting will feature a speaker from
Amnesty International who will update
allies and those seeing knowledge of
trans issues. The group was formed
in the winter of 2007 and has been
meeting every third Tuesday of the month at Gays The Word
Bookshop. Free entry. Trans identified / questioning and trans
allies welcome.

Feb
23
Sat
V&A LGBT History Month in collaboration with the British Academy @ Victoria & Albert Museum
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
V&A LGBT History Month in collaboration with the British Academy @ Victoria & Albert Museum

All events are free, no booking required

Looking for Trans History at the V&A
Seminar Room 3 (Henry Cole Wing)
12:00 – 12:45
Dr Kit Heyam, researcher on a new collaborative project at the Universities of Plymouth and Lund, will share their stories of looking for trans history in the V&A’s early modern objects. From poisonous cups to sixteenth-century lift-the-flap books, these aren’t your usual LGBT histories – but they’ll open your eyes to the historical trans possibilities that might be hiding in plain sight.

Shut that door! Camp in British light entertainment and gay liberation
Seminar Room 3 (Henry Cole Wing)
13:00 – 13:45
Performers like Danny la Rue, Kenneth Williams and Larry Grayson became household names in the 1960’s and 1970’s, however this public adoration often did not extend to LGBTQ activists. Looking at objects from the museums Theatre and Performance collection, Alice Power (Assistant Curator and V&A LGBTQ working group co-chair) will explore the relationship between camp in the theatre, TV, and radio, and the LGBTQ equality movement.

Nightlife and Queer Utopias
Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
14:00 – 16:00
The LGBTQ dancefloor has long been celebrated as a utopian space to express identities and desires. But London’s club scene has undergone a worrying transformation in recent years, with over 50% of venues closing. While the Mayor of London has pledged to safeguard LGBTQ club culture, is enough being done to defend – and revive – the dancefloor? Join our panel as they discuss why nightlife matters and what more needs to be done to reinvent the scene in London and beyond for everyone on the LGBTQ spectrum.

Panel speakers:
Professor Ben Campkin, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism, UCL.
Fenella Hitchcock, Associate Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion.
Professor Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Chair, Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University.
Chair:
Dr Sabine Sörgel, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Theatre, University of Surrey; Events Secretary, Society for Dance Research.

BSL interpretation will be provided at the panel event, organised in partnership with the Society for Dance Research and the British Academy. Doors to the Lecture Theatre will open at 13.30 and entrance is on a first come first served basis.

LGBTQ Gallery Tour
Meeting Point, Grand Entrance
16:00 – 17:00
Conclude your day by joining our monthly gallery tour, which explores gender and sexual identities through a selection of LGBTQ-related objects in the V&A’s rich collections.

Feb
24
Sun
Back to the Black Cap: a reunion social @ The Edinboro Castle
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Back to the Black Cap: a reunion social @ The Edinboro Castle

Do you have fond memories of Camden’s legendary LGBTQ+ pub and cabaret bar the Black Cap? We’re hosting a get-together for anyone and everyone who has ever loved the Cap: regulars, irregulars, staff, and performers. This LGBT History Month, come and have a drink, share your memories of the ‘Palladium of Drag’, maybe reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Drop by whenever you like and stay as long as you like. The Edinboro Castle is a laid-back Camden pub just a few minutes’ walk from the Black Cap and Camden Town tube. Visit www.edinborocastlepub.co.uk for more information including food menus and dietary / allergy information.

The pub has level access and there is an accessible toilet. If you would like any further accessibility information, please let us know.

We will be happy to designate a table or two as a sober space if any guests would find that helpful.